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01/12/2023

OSHA updates maximum fines

The agency's maximum penalties for serious violations will increase to $15,625.
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The U.S. Department of Labor announced changes to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) civil penalty amounts for 2023, the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) reported.

OSHA’s maximum penalties for serious and other-than-serious violations will increase from $14,502 per violation to $15,625 per violation.

The maximum penalty for willful or repeated violations will increase from $145,027 per violation to $156,259 per violation. The new OSHA penalty amounts will become effective on January 17, 2023.

Visit the OSHA Penalties page and read the final rule for more information.

OSHA offers a variety of options for employers looking for compliance assistance. The On-Site Consultation Program provides professional, high-quality, individualized assistance to small businesses at no cost.

OSHA also has compliance assistance specialists in most of their 85 Area Offices across the nation who provide robust outreach and education programs for employers and workers. NLBMDA members can find and contact OSHA’s regional and area offices by clicking here.