Federal OSHA is raising its maximum penalty amounts for 2021 based on cost-of-living adjustments for the year.
Maximum penalties for serious and other-than serious violations will increase from $13,494 per violation to $13,653 per violation, while willful or repeat violations will increase from $134,937 to $136,532 per violation.
This increase is based on the 2015 Federal Civil Penalties and Inflation Adjustment Act to “advance the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect,” according to a Department of Labor news release.
More information can be found on OSHA’s Penalties page.
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