OSHA must adjust its civil penalty amounts for inflation each year. As such, the Department of Labor recently released its 2021 inflation-adjusted civil monetary penalties that may be assessed on employers for violations of a wide range of federal laws, including the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
OSHA’s increased amounts apply to any civil monetary penalties that are assessed after Jan. 15, 2021.
The increased penalty amounts are as follows:
With these changes in mind, employers should become familiar with the new penalty amounts and review their workplace safety protocols to ensure compliance with federal requirements.
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