Advocate Excellence - OSHA Increases Federal Civil Penalties
Organization Origin: Implementation of the 2019 Annual Adjustment Pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvement Act of 2015(www.OSHA.gov)
A memorandum dated January 23,2019 from the Acting director of Enforcement Programs addressed to Regional Administrators stating that effective immediately, the said memorandum revises the guidance in the Field Operations Manual(FOM),specifically Chapter 6,Penalties and Debt Collection to address penalty changes.
The increase of fine is due to inflation and based on the Consumer price Index for all urban consumers(CPI-U)for the month of October 2018.
You can read the full memorandum at OSHA's website.