OSHA’s penalty amounts, which have not been adjusted since 1990, increased 78% to account for inflation on August 1, 2016.
Inspections that were started prior to August 1st, but are still open will come under the new fine amounts.
Old Maximum New Maximum
Serious $7,000 $12,471 per violation
Willful $70,000 $124,709 per violation
Repeat $70,000 $124,709 per violation
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