In 2015, Congress decided that penalties for violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act should automatically increase each year by the previous year’s rate of inflation. This decision was signed into law as the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvement Act. (That’s not a typo. The law really uses the word “Act” twice.)

If inflation was not already making you miserable, here are the new penalties for OSHA violations in 2023:

Other than Serious and Serious



Repeat and Willful



Hopefully, you were already motivated to be in compliance with OSHA requirements, but now you have even greater motivation.

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