DOL Publishes Annual Civil Penalty Adjustments


The Department of Labor has published the annual civil penalty adjustments [Text Version] [PDF Version] for each agency, including OSHA, as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act.  

The new penalty levels will apply to penalties assessed after January 15, 2020.

The table below shows the new maximum penalties for OSHA.


Type of Violation

New Maximum

§  Serious

§  Other-Than-Serious

§  Posting Requirements


$13,494 per violation

Willful or Repeated

$134,937 per violation

Failure to Abate

$13,494 per day
beyond the abatement date