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OSHA Increases Penalties For 2018

Posted Tuesday, January 9, 2018 by Jules VanSant.

by Gary Jones, Assistant Vice President, EHS Affairs, Printing Industries of Americaalt text

On January 2, OSHA increased its penalty amounts as allowed to adjust for inflation. The increase is about 2%.

The Department of Labor is required to adjust maximum OSHA penalties for inflation by January 15 of each new year.The new penalty levels will apply to all violations occurring after January 12, 2018.The following chart compares penalties in effect January 13, 2017 to the new penalties effective January 13, 2018

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