Max OSHA Penalties Increase (Again)

02.03.2017
HR & Safety

After a nearly 80% increase in maximum OSHA penalties imposed in August 2016, the agency is once again increasing it’s top fine amounts, only this time they’ll go up by just 1.6%—the inflation rate in October of last year.
Published on Jan. 18 in the Federal Register, the following increases apply to OSHA citations issued after Jan. 13, 2017, regardless of when an inspection was conducted:

Violation 2016 2017
  Min Penalty Max Penalty Min Penalty Max Penalty
Serious   $12,471   $12,675
Other-Than-Serious   $12,471   $12,675
Willful $8,908 $124,709 $9,054 $126,749
Repeated $124,709 $126,749
Posting Requirement $12,471 $12,675
Failure to Abate $12,471 $12,675

 

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