OSHA penalties

Wyoming OSHA Peel 'N Post

Wyoming is one of 26 states that operate their own OSHA programs under a Federal OSHA-approved State Plan.  Federal OSHA requires State Plan states to adopt occupational safety and health standards that are at least as effective as Federal OSHA standards.  This includes adopting a penalty structure that is at least as effective as Federal Read more

Virginia OSHA Penalties Increase

For those who follow federal OSHA news, this may be a disappointment even if it isn’t a shock: the Commonwealth of Virginia is raising its State Plan maximum penalties for occupational safety and health violations. Virginia is one of 26 states operating under an OSHA-approved State Plan. State Plans are required to “remain at least Read more

On January 18, the U.S. Department of Labor released its Final Rule establishing the civil monetary penalty amounts, adjusted for inflation, which can be issued by the various agencies under the DOL’s authority for violations assessed after January 13, 2017. These agencies include, among others, the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, the Wage and Hour Read more

Adjustments to Penalties On August 1, 2016, new penalty amounts for violations of Federal OSHA law took effect. OSHA’s maximum penalties, which were last adjusted in 1990, have been adjusted for inflation. The penalties, which include an initial “catch-up” adjustment, have increased 78%. Going forward, OSHA will continue to adjust its penalties for inflation each Read more