Beginning January 15, 2021, the maximum fine under the Occupational Safety and Health Act for a serious or other-than-serious violation increases to $13,653 per violation.  Significantly, for each willful or repeat violation, the maximum fine increases to $136,532, almost twice what it was just a few years ago.  Moreover, the Secretary of Labor for the incoming administration has a labor union background which may result in more aggressive enforcement of the Act and its regulations.  As a result, employers must be vigilant in following applicable regulations, maintaining a safe workplace, and adhering to OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements, including guidance relating to reporting of COVID-19 infections likely contracted at work.
For further information about OSHA compliance, please contact at a link below one of the attorneys in Rogers Towers’ Labor and Employment Team. 

Lori S. Patterson   |   904.346.5569   |
Eric J. Holshouser   |   904.346.5788   |
Samuel J. Horovitz   |   904.346.5774   |
Robert G. Riegel, Jr.    |   904.473.1383   |
Michael J. Lufkin   |   904.346.5795   |
Kathryn K. Rudderman   |   904.346.5791   |