OSHA fines set to increase for first time in 25 years

August 9th, 2016 -

Stay up to code: Effective August 2nd OSHA fines are going to start costing much more.

For the first time in over 25 years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is increasing their regulatory fines for violations in a HUGE way.

As of August 2nd, OSHA has increased the fine for all maximum penalties nearly 80%. That means a serious violation that would have cost a business $7,000 is now a $12,471 fine.

And if that wasn’t scary enough willful and repeat violation penalties which used to max out at $70,000 have ballooned to $124,709 per violation. You can read more about OSHA’s penalty increases here.

Work complacency should not be your business’s financial ruin. Make sure you are OSHA compliant, and if you don’t know where start let Kenco Toyota-Lift help! Call or email Beau Gilliland, our OSHA & ANSI Certified Fork Lift and AWP Safety Trainer.

Beau Gilliland @ 423-486-8382 or Beau.Gilliland@Kencogroup.com.