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OSHA Penalties Increase for 2020 Effective January 15, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has increased the maximum allowable penalty amounts for OSHA violations in federally-mandated states.

The 2020 numbers are a result of a cost-of-living adjustment multiplier based on the Consumer Price Index, which was calculated at 1.101764 as of October 2019. The most recent penalty amount for each level of violation was multiplied by this number and rounded to the nearest dollar.

The maximum penalty amounts that may now be assessed are:

For more information: OSHA Memo, Jan 10, 2020.