US Dept. of Labor Raises OSHA Penalties for 2023
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced on Jan. 12 changes to Occupational Safety and Health Administration civil penalty amounts based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2023.
In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act to advance the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect.
The new OSHA penalty amounts will become effective Jan. 17, 2023, the Department of Labor stated in an announcement.
OSHA’s maximum penalties for serious and other than- serious violations will increase from $14,502 per violation to $15,625 per violation. The maximum penalty for willful or repeated violations will increase from $145,027 per violation to $156,259 per violation.