OSHA Penalty Amounts Increase for 2018

Civil penalty amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards increased by two percent from last year. New penalties for willful and repeat violations are $129,336 per violation; serious, other-than-serious, and posting requirements are $12, 934 per violation; and failure to correct violations is $12,934 for each day the condition continues.

States that operate their own Occupational Safety and Health Plans are required to adopt maximum penalty levels that are at least as effective as Federal OSHA’s. For additional information on penalty amounts: penalty amounts

Penalty increases are in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015.

If you have concerns about the safety of your work location, please reach out to your local safety committee or contact the IAM CREST Safety and Health department at 301-967-4707