On January 13, 2021, OSHA announced another increase in the maximum civil monetary penalties for violations of Federal Occupational Safety and Health standards and regulations. The new monetary penalties are approximately 2% higher than the previous penalty amounts.
These penalties have already been enforced and apply to any penalty assessed after January 15, 2020. Additionally, 2021 is expected to see a general acceptance for a greater number of inspections in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Coupled with several formal employee complaints, this could result in a heightened overall regulatory enforcement activity.
This white paper will explore: