OSHA Penalties

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The cost for taking safety risks on the jobsite is now more expensive than ever. This is because the fines for violating the regulations set by the Occupation Safety & Health Administration or OSHA, have increased for the third time in just three years. In 2016, the maximum penalties for violating OSHA regulations increased by 78% and in 2017/2018 the fines went up in order to compensate for rising annual inflation. Get the most recent information about OSHA penalties and see why it pays to practice jobsite safety.

Increases in OSHA Penalties:

  • $12,934 maximum penalty per violation of serious or other-than-serious posting requirements. The fine was previously $7,000 per violation in 2015.
  • $12,934 maximum penalty per day for failure to abate, or failure to fix or improve, beyond the initial abatement date. The fine was previously $7,000 per day in 2015.
  • $129,336 maximum penalty for willful or repeat violations. The fine was previously $70,000 for repeat offenses in 2015.

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