OSHA Penalties Increase Effective Jan. 15


As a reminder, OSHA’s civil penalty amounts for workplace safety and health violations will increase slightly effective tomorrow in accordance with cost-of-living adjustments for 2021. These penalty levels apply to any violations assessed after Jan. 15.


OSHA’s maximum penalty for willful or repeated violations will increase from $134,937 to $136,532 per violation. Similarly, the maximum penalties for serious and other-than-serious violations will also increase from $13,494 per violation to $13,653 per violation.


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