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As Biden Eyes Enforcement Boost, OSHA Hikes Maximum Penalty Values

January 20, 2021 at 5:21 PM
Correction Appended President Joe Biden is poised to step up OSHA’s enforcement program, with employers bracing for heavier penalties and additional inspections including but not limited to cases involving the COVID-19 pandemic, just as the agency is finalizing an action to raise its statutory maximum penalties for enforcement actions in 2021. While Biden has yet to issue a formal order to the Labor Department or OSHA telling regulators to step up their scrutiny of private workplaces, such a directive is...

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