Jan 19, 2018

OSHA fines to go up January 3rd. Now $12,934 for just a posting violation

(Via JJKeller) OSHA, along with other Department of Labor agencies, will see an increase in penalties beginning in January 2018. The Department of Labor published its final rule revising civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced in the regulations for 2018. The Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvement Act of 2015 requires the Department to adjust its assessed penalty levels no later than January 15 of each year.

OSHA's adjusted penalties after January 2, 2018, are shown in the following table.

RegulationType of violationPenalty amounts prior to Jan. 2, 2018Penalty amounts after Jan. 2, 2018
1903.15(d)(1)Willful violation, minimum$9,054$9,239
1903.15(d)(1)Willful violation, maximum$126,749$129,336
1903.15(d)(2)Repeated violation$126,749$129,336
1903.15(d)(3)Serious violation$12,675$12,934
1903.15(d)(4)Other-than-serious violation$12,675$12,934
1903.15(d)(5)Failure to correct violation$12,675$12,934
1903.15(d)(6)Posting requirement violation$12,675$12,934

via https://www.jjkeller.com/learn/news/012018/OSHA-fines-to-go-up-January-3rd