OSHA Increases Maximum Penalties

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has adjusted the maximum penalties companies face as per the annual inflation rate. The new maximum penalties are as follows:

  • Serious and Other than Serious penalties – $13,494 per violation
  • Failure to Abate – $13,494 per violation
  • Willful or repeated – $134, 937 per violation

States that operate under their own safety and health plans must meet these maximum penalties, but they could be higher.

In addition, OSHA wants to remind employers that they must post their 2019 Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses (Form 300A) from February 1 to April 30, 2020. For further information about Injury and Illness Recordkeeping (Forms 300, 300A and 301), please visit the federal OSHA website.

OSHA Training Institute Education Centers are also available to help companies comply with federal regulations. Available courses are listed by the U.S. Department of Labor.