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01/12/2018

OSHA Increases Penalties For 2018

PIA's Gary Jones has provided this update on the new OSHA penalties:

 

On January 2, OSHA increased its penalty amounts as allowed to adjust for inflation. The increase is about 2%. 

The Department of Labor is required to adjust maximum OSHA penalties for inflation by January 15 of each new year.

The new penalty levels will apply to all violations occurring after January 12, 2018.

The following chart compares penalties in effect January 13, 2017 to the new penalties effective January 13, 2018

Violation

Penalties as of January 13, 2017

Penalties as of January 13, 2018

Any serious violation of OSHA rules or standards (29 CFR 1903.15(d)(3))

Up to $12,675

Up to $12,934

OSHA violation deemed other-than-serious (29 CFR 1903.15(d)(4))

Up to $12,675

Up to $12,934

Failure to correct a violation (29 CFR 1903.15(d)(5))

Up to $12,675

Up to $12,934

Violation of posting requirements (29 CFR 1903.15(d)(6))

Up to $12,675

Up to $12,934

Any willful violation of OSHA rules or standards (29 CFR 1903.15(d)(1))

Minimum of $9,054 up to $126,749

Minimum of $9,239 up to $129,336

Any repeated violation of OSHA rules or standards (29 CFR 1903.15(d)(2))

Up to $126,749

Up to $129,336

 

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