OSHA Penalties

Below are the minimum and maximum OSHA penalty amounts, with the annual adjustment for inflation, that may be assessed after January 15, 2022. (See OSHA Memo, Jan 13, 2022).

Maximum and Minimum Amounts for Civil Penalties

Type of Violation Penalty Minimum Penalty Maximum
Serious $964 per violation $14,502 per violation
Other-Than-Serious $0 per violation $14,502 per violation
Posting Requirements $0 per violation $14,502 per violation
Failure to Abate N/A $14,502 per day beyond the abatement date
Willful or Repeated $9,639 per violation $145,027 per violation

Visit www.osha.gov/penalties for more information.

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