August 14, 2016

In November 2015, Congress enacted legislation requiring federal agencies to adjust their civil penalties to account for inflation. The Department of Labor has adjusted penalties for its agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The new penalties took effect August 2, 2016. Any citations issued by OSHA on or after this date will be subject to the new penalties if the related violations occurred after November 2, 2015.Is your company managing it’s risk properly?  ReSolve offers risk management and safety services to publicly and privately held companies.  Contact us today.

Type of ViolationCurrent Maximum PenaltyNew Maximum Penalty
Serious

Other-Than-Serious

Posting Requirements

$7,000 per violation$12,471 per violation
Failure to Abate$7,000 per day beyond the abatement date$12,471 per day beyond the abatement date
Willful or Repeated$70,000 per violation$124,709 per violation