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Planned Increases to OSHA Fines Take Shape

Monday, January 8, 2018

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Beginning Jan. 2, to account for inflation, the U.S. Department of Labor increased civil penalties for violations of standards and regulations that fall under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration by two percent.

According to The National Law Review, OSHA is one of several regulated areas to effect an increase in civil penalties.

Fine Increase Rule

The DOL indicated in a Federal Register notice that the agency was increasing 2018 penalties in order to comply with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. The act requires that certain department divisions keep monetary civil fines in step with the rate of inflation. Modifications must be made by Jan. 15 of every year.

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Beginning Jan. 2 and to account for inflation, the U.S. Department of Labor increased civil penalties for violations of standards and regulations that fall under the Occupational Health and Safety Administration by two percent.

OSHA penalties now sit at a maximum of $12,934 for other-than-serious and serious violations. For repeat and willful violations, the fines now top out at $129,336.

According to Construction Dive, the DOL raised OSHA fines by 78 percent—the first increase in 26 years, at the time of the mandate. This move was part of the Obama-era budget bill of 2016.

While the penalty increase applies to federal OSHA states, the agency expects state-operated health and safety organizations will also follow suit with their own penalty structures.

The increased penalty levels apply to any penalties accounted for after today (Jan. 8).


Tagged categories: Government; Health and safety; OSHA; Regulations

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