2022 OSHA Penalty Amounts
The Department of Labor (DOL) has released its 2022 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 (OSH Act). The increased amounts apply to civil penalties that are assessed on or after January 15, 2022.
What are the details?
|Posting requirement||Up to $13,653 for each violation||Up to $14,502 for each violation|
|Other-than-serious violation||Up to $13,653 for each violation||Up to $14,502 for each violation|
|Serious violation||Up to $13,653 for each violation||Up to $14,502 for each violation|
|Willful violation||Between $9,753 and $136,532 per violation||Between $10,360 and $145,027 per violation|
|Uncorrected violation||Up to $13,563 per day until the violation is corrected||Up to $14,502 per day until the violation is corrected|
What do employers need to do?
Employers should become familiar with the new penalty amounts and review their safety protocols to ensure compliance.
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