OSHA Penalty Amounts Soar Due to Inflation, New Fines Effective in the New Year

Violations of safety rules on jobsites are now more expensive as the Labor Department announced its annual cost-of-living adjustments to OSHA civil penalties for 2023. The new penalty amounts are effective Tuesday, Jan. 17.

OSHA’s maximum penalties for violations will increase from $14,502 per violation to $15,625 per violation. The maximum penalty for willful or repeated violations will increase from $145,027 per violation to $156,259 per violation.

Visit the OSHA Penalties page and read the final rule for more information.

The safety of workers is a top priority of On Demand and should be the top priority of every industry leader. The most common types of construction site injuries are fall injuries. This aligns with OSHA’s most-cited violations on jobsites.

Top OSHA violations for fiscal year 2022:

Fall Protection – General Requirements: 5,260 violations

Hazard Communication (Chemicals): 2,424

Respiratory Protection: 2,185

Ladders: 2,143

Scaffolding: 2,058

Lockout/Tagout: 1,977

Powered Industrial Trucks: 1,749

Fall Protection – Training Requirements: 1,556

Personal Protective and Lifesaving Equipment – Eye and Face Protection: 1,401

Machine Guarding: 1,370

Contact On Demand for more information about OSHA-related services, 330-270-3660.