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Employers Face Higher OSHA Penalties in 2019

Posted February 8, 2019 at 1:03 pm



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The Federal Register recently published the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2019. This final rule increases civil penalties that the U.S. Department of Labor assesses, including those assessed by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The new 2019 maximum penalties are as follows:

  • Other-than-Serious: $13,260
  • Serious: $13,260
  • Repeat : $132,589
  • Willful: $132,589

Employers who have open and ongoing OSHA inspections can expect that any citations issued by OSHA will reflect the increased penalties. To read more, click here.