For First Time in 25 Years, OSHA Fines Will Increase Significantly

A new provision signed into law by President Obama as a part of last November’s nonpartisan budget deal can permit the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to extend the maximum penalty for employers who are found to possess violations with their current safety and health programs. the supply was a part of Section 701 of the nonpartisan Budget Act of 2015, titled the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act enhancements Act of 2015. the rise is predicted to require result on August 1, 2016. After everything is said in done the maximum fines in all categories will be raised by 78.16%.

Violation Type Current Violation Maximum 78.16% Increase
Non-Serious $7,000 $12,471
Serious $7,000 $12,471
Willful or Repeat $70,000 $124,709


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