OSHA Increases Maximum Penalties

OSHA Increases Maximum Penalties
OMA Connections Partner, Safex, advises that OHSA recently raised its penalties.  The new penalties took effect August 2, 2016.  Any citations issued by OSHA on or after this date will be subject to the new penalties if the related violations occurred after November 2, 2015.  9/7/2016 

 Type of Violation  Former Maximum Penalty  New Maximum Penalty 
Serious (Other-Than-Serious Posting Requirements)  $7,000 per violation  $12,471 per violation
Failure to Abate    $7,000 per day beyond the abatement date  $12,471 per day beyond the abatement date
Willful or Repeated  $70,000 per violation  $124,709 per violation