August 18, 2022
OSHA Cites Inflation Spike To Boost Statutory Penalties Over 6 Percent
OSHA is raising its civil penalties for violations of the OSH Act and regulatory standards by 6.2 percent to account for inflation -- the largest such adjustment in recent memory and one industry attorneys are warning could lead to an even sharper spike in total fines as the agency looks to step up enforcement action across the board. In a final rule published Jan. 14 in the Federal Register, OSHA announced that its maximum fines for “willful” and “repeated”...
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