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After Trump took office, OSHA lost 40 inspectors through attrition and made no new hires. The departing inspectors made up 4% of the OSHA's total workforce, which fell below 1,000 in October. The reduced staff reflects Trump's effort to slow the growth of federal bureaucracy.

Though the president has repeatedly stressed the need to shrink the federal workforce, OSHA has acknowledged in recent months that it needs more manpower to do the job.

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