Below are the maximum penalty amounts, with the annual adjustment for inflation, that may be assessed after Jan. 15, 2022. (See OSHA Memo, Jan 13, 2022).
2022 Penalty Adjustments
|Type of Violation||Penalty|
|Serious Other-Than-Serious Posting Requirements||$14,502 per violation|
|Failure to Abate||$14,502 per day beyond the abatement date|
|Willful or Repeated||$145,027 per violation|
State Plan States
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.
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