OSHA Announces New Payment Collection Initiative

OSHA has announced a new initiative designed to collect its citation penalties. According to a press release, the agency is implementing a series of three penalty payment letters to be sent seven, 30, and 60 days after an establishment fails to pay a penalty based on a final order. In addition, OSHA will contact establishments by phone 14 days after the payment comes due. If an establishment fails to make a civil monetary penalty payment, OSHA will place the establishment on a priority list for further inspection. 12/22/2020