OSHA has a new webpage that lists the most expensive fines issued by the federal and state safety agencies.
The page lists enforcement cases with initial fines above $40,000.
As the screen grab above shows, you can click on each state and U.S. territory to get a list of cases since Jan. 1, 2015.
Then you can click on each case to get details such as:
- name and location of company
- union or non-union shop
- type of inspection (complaint, injury, programmed, follow-up, emphasis program, etc.)
- scope (partial or complete inspection)
- number and categorization of violations
- fine per violation and total fine
- the standard cited for each violation, and
- whether the violation has been abated.
The information is also available in a table format.
The information is now available for states that operate under federal OSHA as well as those with their own state-run occupational safety agencies.
Do you find this sort of webpage provided by OSHA to be useful to your own workplace safety and health efforts? Is it useful to know about cases involving high OSHA fines in your state? Let us know what you think in the comments.