Friday, July 15, 2016

OSHA to Increase Penalties by 78% Starting August 2016

OSHA maximum penalties, which were last adjusted in 1990, will increase by 78% starting August 1, 2016. Going forward the penalties will continue to rise each year based on inflation data from the Consumer Price Index. Fines will be raised in August 2016 as follows:

Serious / Other-Than-Serious / Posting Requirements up from $7,000 to $12,471 per violation;
Failure to Abate up from $7,000 to $12,471 per day beyond the abatement date;
Willful or Repeated up from $70,000 to $124,709 per violation

Make sure all of your workers complete the proper OSHA safety training!

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