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Increased OSHA Penalty Amounts for 2023

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Increased OSHA Penalty Amounts for 2023
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The Department of Labor (DOL) has released its 2023 inflation-adjusted civil monetary penalties, which may be assessed on employers for violations of a wide range of federal laws, including the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). The increased amounts apply to civil penalties that are assessed after January 15, 2023.

 

Violation Type

2022

2023

Posting requirement

Up to $14,502 for each violation Up to $15,625 for each violation

Other-than-serious violation

Up to $14,502 for each violation Up to $15,625 for each violation

Serious violation

Up to $14,502 for each violation Up to $15,625 for each violation

Willful violation

Between $10,360 and $145,027 per violation Between $11,162 and $156,259 per violation

Uncorrected violation

Up to $14,502 per day until the violation is corrected Up to $15,625 per day until the violation is corrected

Repeated

Up to $145,027 per violation Up to $156,259 per violation

 

Employers should familiarize themselves with the new penalty amounts and review their safety protocols to ensure they are compliant with federal requirements.

Key Points

  • Annual Updates: OSHA must adjust its civil penalty amounts for inflation each year.
  • Compliance Review: Employers should review their compliance with OSHA regulations to minimize potential liability.
  • Possible Penalties: OSHA may assess these penalties on employers that violate workplace safety and health standards set by the OSH Act.

 

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