OSHA Announces Increased Fines

Advocacy News
January 24, 2019
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
Charles “Chuck” R. White serves as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for PHCC—National Association. White works closely with government regulatory bodies, such as the DOE, and serves on a number of councils and coalitions including NSPC, PERC, ABPA and IAPMO as a representative of PHCC’s contractors.

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