OSHA Penalties Going Up 78%

OSHA Penalties Going Up 78%

A 78 percent increase in OSHA penalties will take effect on August 1st, 2016. This is the first time since 1990 that OSHA has adjusted their penalties. The reason: inflation. For Serious Violations, the new maximum penalty will be $12,471 per violation. For Failure to Abate, the new maximum penalty will be $12,471 per day beyond the abatement date. For Willful or Repeated Violation, $124,709 is the new maximum penalty. What are companies going to do to ensure that they are not penalized? Find out more from your Regional or Local OSHA Office.

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