OSHA Increases Civil Penalty Amounts

Effective January 15, 2021, OSHA’s civil penalty amounts for workplace safety and health violations have increased based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2021. Read the Federal Register notice and visit the OSHA Penalties webpage for more information. Below are the maximum penalty amounts  that may be assessed after January 15.


States that operate their own Occupational Safety and Health Plans are required to adopt maximum penalty levels that are at least as effective as Federal OSHA’s.