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Employer Alert - OSHA Penalty Increases

On January 15, 2020, OSHA civil penalties will increase as follows:

Other-than-Serious: $13,494 (increased from $13,260)

Serious: $13,494 (increased from $13,260)

Repeat : $134,937 (increased from $132,589)

Willful: $134,937 (increased from $132,589)

Employers who have open and ongoing OSHA inspections can expect that any citations issued by OSHA after January 15th will reflect the increased penalties.

For more information, about compliance with OSHA please contact Timm Schowalter at, (314) 425-4910 or another member of Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard, P.C.’s Labor and Employment Law Team.

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