OSHA Penalty Adjustments – Effective August 1, 2016
OSHA adjusts minimum penalty to account for inflation.
OSHA’s maximum penalties have not been adjusted since 1990. This adjustment will result in the maximum penalties to be increased by 78%. The agency now plans to adjust for inflation by increasing its penalties each year based on the Consumer Price Index.
State that operate their own Occupational Safety and Health Plans are required to adopt the adjusted maximum level penalties that are at least as effective as the Federal OSHA’s established limits.
Any citations issued after August 1, 2016 will follow the pricing structure below:
|$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