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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, January 09, 2012

OSHA Fines For Serious Violations Double In 2011

The Bureau of National Affairs reports that OSHA conducted slightly fewer inspections in 2011, but the average proposed penalty for a serious workplace safety violation more than doubled.  The report on their web site states:

"The average serious violation penalty for 2011 was $2,132, up 102 percent from the 2010 average of $1,053. Under the Bush administration in 2008, the average was $998. The maximum penalty for a serious violation is $7,000."

"The increase resulted from OSHA instituting a new penalty structure on Oct. 1, 2010 (40 OSHR 843, 10/14/10). The changes reduced the size of penalty cuts employers were eligible for because of the number of workers, safety records, and other factors."

You can read the complete report here.

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OSHA Fine For Lack Of LOTO
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Blogger RogerT said...

osha is becoming too political. they give citations when nothing is wrong. they are not accountable to anyone. they are not interested in safety they are interested in giving fines so they look like they are doing something.

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