OSHA Penalties Increase Effective Jan. 15
Source: EHS Today
As a reminder, OSHA’s civil penalty amounts for workplace safety and health violations will increase slightly effective tomorrow in accordance with cost-of-living adjustments for 2021. These penalty levels apply to any violations assessed after Jan. 15.
OSHA’s maximum penalty for willful or repeated violations will increase from $134,937 to $136,532 per violation. Similarly, the maximum penalties for serious and other-than-serious violations will also increase from $13,494 per violation to $13,653 per violation.
States with their own Occupational Safety and Health Plans must adopt maximum penalty levels that at least match these federal levels.