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Adam Crowell Jan 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.

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Adam Crowell

Adam is a partner at ComplyNet and a licensed practicing attorney with over 20 years of experience primarily representing dealerships, trucking companies, and auto auctions. His experience is that most regulatory fines and lawsuits are avoidable, but it takes proactive steps, the guidance of knowledgeable experts, and great systems to effectively mitigate these risks. Adam’s first-hand experience is that a company’s compliance efforts can be leveraged for significant insurance savings, and potentially used to win other business. Prior to joining ComplyNet, Adam served as general counsel to a data management company that provides information safeguarding and custom workflow solutions to the automotive industry. Adam has spoken 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). Adam double majored in Economics and Religion at Denison University, and was elected into the honorary Order of the Curia for outstanding academics, character, and achievements at Capital University Law School