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U.S. Department of Labor announces annual adjustments to OSHA civil penalties

WASHINGTON, DC (KVOA)  – On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Labor announced adjustments to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) civil penalty amounts.

The changes are based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2021.

According to a news release by the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA’s maximum penalties for serious and other-than-serious violations will increase from $13,494 per violation to $13,653 for each violation. The maximum penalty for willful or repeated violations will increase from $134,937 per violation to $136,532 per violation.

The increases are set to begin on Friday, January 15, 2021, and the increased penalty levels apply to any penalties assessed after that date.

Alexis Berdine

Alexis Berdine is an Investigative Multi-Media Journalist at KVOA.

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