OSHA penalties for violations increase

Fines adjusted for inflation in the New Year.

January 25, 2018 |

As of the first of the year, civil penalties for violations of OSHA standards and regulations were increased to adjust for inflation.

In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor increased civil penalties for a variety of regulated areas, such as Immigration, Child Labor, Wage and Hour, MSHA, and OSHA.

The 2018 maximum OSHA penalties are:

  • Other-than-Serious: $12,934
  • Serious: $12,934
  • Repeat : $129,336
  • Willful: $129,336

The penalty increase applies to Federal OSHA regulations, but OSHA expects that states operating their own occupational safety and health program will align penalty structures with the federal agency.

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