Annual OSHA Penalty Adjustment

As of January 15, 2022, OSHA penalty amounts were adjusted for inflation. Each year OSHA adjusts penalties based on a cost-of-living adjustment multiplier. The multiplier for 2022 was 1.06222. The new maximum penalty amount is $14,502 per serious, other-than-serious, and posting requirements per violation. The maximum for failure to abate is $14,502 per day beyond the abatement date. And the maximum for willful or repeat is $145,027 per violation.

Click here for the OSHA memo outlining the changes.

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