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.
||Current Max Penalty||New Max Penalty|
|$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|