September 27, 2016
Employers need be prepared for potentially costly encounters with OSHA. New OSHA penalties took effect August 2, 2016. Fines have increased on average 80%, which OSHA hopes will encourage many employers to dedicate resources for safer work environments.
Our approach at RRA is to help our clients identify potential or existing safety hazards, pin-point areas of concern and to find solutions for safety training and education. We achieve this through partnering with our insurance carriers and working through our in-house risk services team lead by Darren Cherek, Loss Control Manager. Darren is known for helping companies create effective Risk Reduction Plans.
|Type of Violation||Previous Max Penalty||New Max Penalty|
|Serious Other-Than-Serious Posting Requirements||$7,000. per violation||$12,471. per violation|
|Failure to Abate||$7,000. per day beyond the abatement date||$12,471. per day beyond abatement date|
|Willful or Repeated||$70,000. per violation||$124,709. per violation|