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Big Changes from OSHA in 2022 - July 2022

Wed, Jul 06, 2022 at 8:30AM

Kevin Lindley, Safety Consultant, FRSA Self Insurer's Fund

Are you aware that OSHA has increased their citations for the 2022 calendar year by $849 per violation over last year’s penalty amount? And, for a willful and repeat violation, OSHA has increased their maximum penalty amount by $8,495 over the 2021 rate. Citation penalties currently are set at $14,502 per violation and $145,027 for willful and repeat violations.

OSHA has six specific categories of violations.

  1. A De Minimis Violation is a technical violation of
    OSHA rules that has no direct impact on health or
    safety.
  2. Other-Than-Serious is a violation that has a
    direct relationship to job safety and health but
    probably would not cause death or serious physical
    harm.
  3. Serious violations are where there is a substantial
    probability that death or serious physical
    harm could result and that the employer (business
    owner or manager) knew or should have
    known of the hazard. Read more.

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