By Chuck White, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it will increase penalties in 2019 after publication in the Federal Register.
The “Serious Other-Than-Serious Posting Requirements” penalty increases from $12,934 to $13,260.
The “Failure to Abate” penalty similarly increases from $12,934 per day beyond the abatement day to $13,260 per day beyond the abatement day. Penalties for willful or repeated violations rise to $129,340 from $132,598. State programs are expected to change penalty structures to match, at a minimum, the federal schedule.
Vice President of Regulatory Affairs , PHCC-National Association