OSHA Fines Increase for First Time Since Early ’90s

Did you know that OSHA recently increased penalty amounts for those businesses found in violation of the Federal Occupational Safety & Health Laws?  The increase took affect on August 1, 2016 and comes as a result of federal penalty adjustments mandated by Congress in 2015. This change may affect a variety of businesses and industries, so it is important that you know what these changes could mean for your organization.

Below is a list of the new penalties based on violation:

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To learn more about this increase or to find the variety of options for employers looking for compliance assistance, visit the OSHA website.

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OSHA Penalties Set to Increase After August 1st

money-40015_960_720#Didyouknow that maximum penalties for OSHA violations are set to increase after August 1st? This is the first time since 1990 that an increase has taken place. Maximum penalties for serious violations will rise from $7,000 to $12,471 while maximum penalties for willful or repeated violations will increase from $70,000 to $124,709. To learn more about the new mandate and how it could affect your company, click here.