OSHA TO RAISE FINES
June 24, 2016 | Safety Training
That’s right, for the first time in twenty five years, OSHA intends to raise the penalty amount issued in a citation. The current maximum for an Other than Serious and a Serious Citation will be raised from $7,000 to about $12,500, and a Repeat or Willful violation maximum will be raised from $70,000 to about $125,000. The final rulemaking will be completed no later than August 1st, 2016.
OSHA was created in 1970, back then, if you received a $7,000 citation, that hurt. In today’s market this doesn’t even put a dent in big business’s wallet. It appears that OSHA has decided to do something about that. This fall expect to see a dramatic increase in the monetary amounts issued in citations. The best way to ensure this does not affect your business is to ensure you have a Safety Culture that incorporates Policy, Training, Mentoring, and Inspections. That’s where we come in, call us, we can help. Safety is not something that is enforced, safety is a by-product of training.
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