OSHA Changes Maximum Penalty Costs
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has changed its maximum penalty amounts for violations due to inflation, according to a recent announcement.
The maximum penalty for serious, other-than-serious, failure to abate and posting requirement violations is now $13,494. The minimum penalty for a serious violation is $964, while the other three aforementioned violations can result in no monetary penalty.
Some states have their own occupational safety and health plans. Those states — which are listed here — must provide maximum penalty levels that are at least as serious as those mandated by OSHA.
Companies fearful of whether or not they are in compliance with OSHA regulations can receive free assistance in meeting those criteria through a few OSHA resources. For more information on those resources, OSHA encourages companies to call their nearest office.