Adjusting for the fact that the dollar amount assigned to fines has not increased since 1990, OSHA may be increasing fees dramatically next August:
|Citations||Current Max.||With “Catch-Up” Increase|
|Other than Serious||Up to $7,000||Up to $12,740|
|Repeat||$5,000-$70,000||$9,100 – $127,400|
|Willful||$5,000-$70,000||$9,100 – $127,400|
|Failure to Abate||$7,000/day||$12,740/day|
See the full article here. This is another strong argument for implementing preventative measures.
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