Funding and staffing is financed through Congress and currently OSHA is very understaffed and must implement Emergency measures to better implement a EO. They are short handed and during covid have not been able to collect fines levied against companies for Covid violations. They are pinched.
What you can have happen D is that you feel excited that they are getting involved and you cheer them on. What often happens is that when they show up they will often be a lot of trouble for people. In fact though you feel supportive it will not matter if there be anything which they wish to fine you over.
This has a ebb and flow. There have been many complaints about the fines. They feel they are overkill and are tied to some kinds of quotas. It is just how people can feel about it. Someone needs to help out.
By extension the problem becomes that in addition the States and local government could implement and enforce their own measures with fines and all too. Since the feds did it they might be very open to that. After all the fines will just go into the competent hands of local and state government right?
Money a lot is raised in various ways and the ultra rich most often are never effected.
Good post...And quite accurate in that OSHA is hard pressed in performing thier current mission. It's been noted in other articles that enforcing Biden's mandates will embroil OSHA in massive litigation. It was stated OSHA's record in winning litigation is dismal at best. There are also questions regarding Biden's EO surviving court challenges.
EDIT Keep in mind there are areas where OSHA has no jurisdiction such as some or all airline operations with FAA the lead.