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OSHA triples fines for safety violations, seeks bigger jump

Post Time:May 03,2010Classify:Industry NewsView:97

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is increasing penalties for serious safety violations, contending current fines are too low to have a deterrent effect.

OSHA’s average penalty for a serious violation has been around $1,000. Under the agency’s new policy, the average fine for a serious violation — one that could cause death of serious injury — will increase to between $3,000 and $4,000, according to an April 30 Portland Business Journal report.

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