The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) joins other Department of Labor agencies in increasing the highest possible fine for violations that are deemed either willful or repeat offenses. As of January 17th, the maximum possible fine is $156,259, a 7.7% percent increase when compared to the previous raise.
Under existing federal law, the Department of Labor is required to adjust maximum penalties to reflect existing rates of inflation. This regulation was put into place with the enactment of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.
Take a moment to learn more about the new OSHA maximum fines.