On Wednesday, Jan. 18, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule to adjust its monetary fine levels for inflation, which it can do by Jan. 15 of each year under terms of 2016’s Inflation Adjustment Act. The new fines, according to the final rule, became effective on Jan. 13, 2017.
The 2017 maximum penalties are as follows:
- Other-than-Serious: $12,675
- Serious: $12,675
- Repeat : $126,749
- Willful: $126,749
The adjusted amounts are a tad over 1 percent higher than last year’s.