OSHA: 2020 Penalties Adjusted for Inflation

Originally published by: OSHAJanuary 10, 2020

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Below are the maximum penalty amounts, with the annual adjustment for inflation, that may be assessed after Jan. 15, 2020. (See OSHA Memo, Jan 10, 2020).

Type of Violation Penalty
Serious
Other-Than-Serious
Posting Requirements
$13,494 per violation
Failure to Abate $13,494 per day beyond the abatement date
Willful or Repeated $134,937 per violation

State Plan States

States that operate their own Occupational Safety and Health Plans are required to adopt maximum penalty levels that are at least as effective as Federal OSHA's.

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