OSHA announced that its civil penalties will increase in 2019. These adjustments for inflation will take effect upon publication in the Federal Register.
The new adjusted maximum penalty amounts are:
- Serious and Other-Than-Serious: $13,260 per violation
- Failure to Abate: $13,260 per day beyond the abatement date
- Willful or Repeated: $132,598 per violation
States that operate their own Occupational Safety and Health Plans are required to adopt maximum penalty levels that are at least as effective as Federal OSHA’s.
To learn more about this, check out the Federal Register.