The Department of Labor has (DOL) released its 2021 inflation-adjusted civil monetary penalties that may be assessed on employers for violations of a wide range of federal laws, including the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). The increased amounts apply to civil penalties that are assessed after Jan. 15, 2021.
Employers should become familiar with the new penalty amounts and review their safety protocols to ensure compliance with federal requirements.
OSHA must adjust its civil penalty amounts for inflation each year.
OSHA may assess these penalties on employers that violate workplace safety and health standards set by the OSH Act.
Employers should review their compliance with OSHA regulations to minimize potential liability.