Effective January 13, 2023, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) increased its penalties based on the increase in the Consumer Price Index.  These increases are as follows:

Type of Violation               Maximum Penalty

Serious                                  $15,625 per violation

Other-Than-Serious             $15,625 per violation

Willful or repeat                 $156,259 per violation

As you can see, these increases are significant and emphasize the importance of paying careful attention to compliance in areas where your business has previously been cited or warned given the potential expense of a repeat or willful violation.  Also, in the wake of an inspection, OSHA usually issues citations on multiple items so the penalties, even if not willful or repeated, can add up quickly.  We recommend that your safety team review practices and equipment at least annually, and our team below is available for consultation on OSHA-related matters:

If you have any questions, please contact one of our labor and employment law attorneys listed below:

Rogers Towers Labor & Employment Team

Lori S. Patterson
Eric J. Holshouser
Samuel J. Horovitz
Kathryn K. Rudderman