OSHA Memo dated January 10, 2020 announced an annual adjustment to OSHA civil penalties.
These are the maximum penalty amounts that may be assessed after January 15, 2020.
The new adjusted maximum penalty amounts are:
- Serious and Other-Than-Serious: $13,494 per violation
- Failure to Abate: $13,494 per day beyond the abatement date
- Willful or Repeated: $134,937 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 OSHA Penalties web page.