In a recent Federal Register notice, OSHA has announced updated fine amounts for 2018.
OSHA penalties for other-than-serious, serious and failure to abate violations increased by $319 from $12,615 per violation to $12,934 per violation.
The penalty for willful and repeat violations increased from $126,749 to $129,336, an increase of $2, 587.
The new penalty increase is effective immediately and will apply to any citations issued through the remainder of 2018.
Note: This only applies to Federal OSHA states but it’s very likely that State Plans will follow.