OSHA’s new penalty schedule. Get ready!

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Congress laid out some new penalty schedules for federal agencies back in November 2015.  On August 2, 2106 these penalties took affect.  This includes penalties for citations issued by OSHA.

Here’s a list of the updated penalty schedule.

Violation Type
Current Max Penalty New Max Penalty
Posting Requirements
$7k per violation $12k per violation
Failure to Abate $7k per day beyond the abatement date $12k per day beyond the abatement date
Willful or Repeated $70k per violation $124k per violation

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