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Adam CrowellJan 16, 2023< 1 min read

OSHA Increases Penalties by 7.745% in 2023

January 16, 2023.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration increases penalties by 7.745%.

On January 13, 2023, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced increased penalties, which were adjusted for inflation.  With the recent increases, the maximum penalties are:

  • $15,625 per Serious violation
  • $15,625 per Other-Than-Serious violation
  • $15,625 per Posting Requirements violation
  • $15,625 per day for each Failure to Abate violation
  • $156,259 per Willful or Repeated Violation

The increase in penalties represents a 7.745% increase from the maximum penalties in 2022.

"Your business never wants to be cited by OSHA," said Adam Crowell, President & General Counsel at ComplyNet.  "Standard fines can be very expensive, and if OSHA finds the same conditions exist years after the fact, they can hit you with a Willful or Repeated violation of up to $156,259," continued Crowell.  "This is one of the many reasons why it is imperative to have a proactive environmental, health, and safety program to identify and resolves issues before they become bigger issues," concluded Crowell.

To learn more about, ComplyNet's environmental health and safety (EHS) solutions, visit our solutions page, or schedule a demo.


Adam Crowell

Adam is Vice President of Legal and Corporate Development at KPA and ComplyNet and is a licensed practicing attorney with over 21 years of experience primarily representing dealerships. Adam is a frequent speaker on the local, state, and national levels, including presentations to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), the National Independent Auto Dealers Association (NIADA), and the National Association of Dealer Counsel (NADC).