OSHA Penalties to Rise Tomorrow

According to the Inflation Adjustment Act, the Department of Labor (DOL) and its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) each year have until Jan. 15 to adjust their penalties for inflation. Accordingly, increased penalties will take place tomorrow, Jan. 16, 2020.

dol-schedules-overtime-rule-public-sessionsThe new 2020 maximum OSHA penalties are as follows:

  • Other-than-Serious: $13,494 (increased from $13,260)
  • Serious: $13,494 (increased from $13,260)
  • Repeat : $134,937 (increased from $132,589)
  • Willful: $134,937 (increased from $132,589)

These and other DOL penalties were published today in the Federal Register.


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