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OSHA Raises Penalties for Violations

  • Thu 14th January 2021
  • Houston, TX

Starting on January 16, 2021 OSHA is raising the penalties for citations.  The maximum penalty for serious, other-than-serious and posting requirements is now $13,653 per violation, $13,653 per day for failure to abate and $136,532 for willful or repeat violations.

OSHA does not release compliance data and trends until later in the year but, we expect that 2020 will be similar to 2019 and that 2021 will continue the trend.  In 2019 the number one cited violation was: Fall protection (construction)—general requirements (29 CFR 1926.501) and Fall protection (construction)—training requirements (29 CFR 1926.503) came in at number eight.

Now is the time to make sure that your organization is in compliance with all OSHA safety regulations.  If you need any assistance in bringing your fall protection safety program up to speed please contact us, we would be happy to help you remain compliant.