|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.