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A rundown of new, increased OSHA penalties

In case you missed it, new, increased civil penalties for violations of workplace safety and health standards went into effect two weeks ago today.

Effective January 2, OSHA increased its penalties by 2% to adjust for inflation, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015, with a max fine of nearly $130,000. The new fines apply to all violations that occurred after November 2, 2015, with penalties assessed after January 2, 2018.

Employers that violate OSHA standards are now subject to the following fines, as reported in the latest edition of BLR’s OSHA Compliance Advisor newsletter [1]: