Wednesday, January 3, 2018

OSHA Penalties Increased To Adjust for Inflation

Lilly Hummel

On January 2, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule that adjusts its civil penalties for inflation, as required by federal law. Penalties for other-than-serious, serious and failure to abate violations increased by $319 from $12,615 per violation to $12,934 per violation.  The penalty for willful and repeat violations increased from $126,749 to $129,336, an increase of $2, 587.  The new penalty increase is effective January 2, 2018 and will apply to any citations issued through the remainder of 2018.

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