The previous cap limit for Serious Penalties prior to August 1, 2016 was $7,000.00. The cap limit has been changed to $12,500.00.
The previous cap limit for Willful/Repeat Penalties prior to August 1, 2016 was $70,000.00. The cap limit has been changed to $126,000.00.
Once this one-time adjustment is made, OSHA will also be required to adjust penalties annually using the Consumer Price Index’s yearly percentage increase.
Budget changes will go into effect on July 1 of 2016, and increased penalties will begin August 1 in all states regulated by OSHA.