OSHA Increases Penalty Amounts for 2018
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has increased civil penalty amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards by 2 percent from last year. Under law, the agency is required to adjust penalties for inflation each year. New penalties for willful and repeat violations are $129,336 per violation; penalties for serious, other-than-serious, and posting requirement violations are $12,934 per violation; and failure to correct violations is $12,934 for each day the condition continues.
Reminder: Post OSHA Form 300A from Feb. 1 Through April 30
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires most employers with 10 or more employees to prepare and maintain records of serious occupational injuries and illnesses using the OSHA 300 Log. Employers who are required to keep the Form 300, Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, must post Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, in a workplace every year from Feb. 1 to April 30. Visit OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule Web page for more information on recordkeeping requirements.