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Did You Know that OSHA Penalties Increased Over the Years?

03/04/2019
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While most companies try to avoid OSHA like the plague, we embrace their advocacy for safety. OSHA implements regulations to ensure men and women return home safety. Their efforts to carry out this mission continue to increase as the OSHA penalties increase year after year.

The US Congress created Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with the Occupational Safety and Health Act in 1970. Since its inception, OSHA has worked to maintain safe working conditions for everyone. Their rules and regulations are set to enforce standards that will prevent injury and death on the job. Providing training, outreach and education programs, OSHA remains a dominant advocate to safety.

According to amendment to SB40 (sent to Senator Pat Spearman from Ray Fierro at the Department of Business and Industry), OSHA penalties have increased every year since 2017. Please take some time to review this information to ensure your Safety team remains proactive to safety in the workplace.

Type of Penalty

NRS

 2017

 2018

2019

Willful or repeated (maximum)

618.6335

$124,749

$126,749

$132,598

Serious

618.645

$12,471

$12,675

$13,260

Failure to correct

618.655

$12,471

$12,675

$13,260

Failure to Post

618.675

$12,471

$12,675

$13,260

Failure to Maintain Notices

618.675

$12,471

$12,675

$13,260

 

Continue to educate your team and build a safety culture that ensures safety is a priority. With best practices, proper training programs and consistent enforcement, these fines can be avoided. Ensure your team understands the value of their equipment and the precautions that are set forth. Fight for a strong safety culture, so everyone is protected and is able to return home safely every day.