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2022 OSHA Penalty Amounts

The Department of Labor has (DOL) released its 2022 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 on or after Jan. 15, 2022.

Employers should become familiar with the new penalty amounts and review their safety protocols to ensure compliance with federal requirements. 

Key Points

Annual Updates - OSHA must adjust its civil penalty amounts for inflation each year.

Possible Penalties - OSHA may assess these penalties on employers that violate workplace safety and health standards set by the OSH Act.

Compliance Review - Employers should review their compliance with OSHA regulations to minimize potential liability.

This Legal Update is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as legal advice. Readers should contact legal counsel for legal advice. ©2022 Zywave, Inc. All rights reserved.


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