HRW Client Alert: OSHA Penalties Set to Increase in August 2016

By Kelly Margeson   June 1, 2016

For 25 years, the OSHA penalty framework has remained unchanged. As of August 1, 2016, however, the maximum penalties for civil citations could rise by up to 80%.

The increase is mandated by Congress, part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, which required the U.S. Department of Labor to raise civil penalties to adjust for inflation. For more information and to see what the new penalties per citation could be, click here to download a copy of our full alert.

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