The fourth quarter of 2018 saw the Occupational Safety and Health Administration propose hefty penalties for several construction companies. In fact, the agency fined just one contractor alone more than $420,000.
However, all of those contractors are relatively lucky they ran afoul of the agency and its safety rules in advance of OSHA rolling out higher fines for 2019 on Jan. 23. The agency’s current maximum penalties are:
- $13,260 per violation — serious, other-than-serious or posting violations
- $13,260 per day — failure to abate
- $132,598 per violation — willful or repeated violations