OSHA Announces Penalty Schedule to be Implemented August 1st 2016

 

 

The new budget from Washington, signed into law on November 2, 2015, includes an amendment (http://1.usa.gov/21gI1E9) that provides for a change in how much OSHA can fine companies. Up to this point, OSHA was exempt from increasing penalties to account for inflation. 

What does this mean for your business? Fines have increased 78% to $12,471 for a maximum penalty. Failure to abate penalties could be up to $12,471 PER day. In addition, OSHA will now be allowed to adjust penalties yearly to account for inflation. 

Now more than ever, it’s important to bring your business into compliance in all areas under OSHA oversight. If you aren’t sure where you stand, Capital Safety Services can assist you with your workplace safety plans before OSHA brings the hammer down.

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