OSHA penalties rising nearly 80 percent Aug. 1

By the Associated Press via ABC News

Jul 25, 2016

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Under a law passed by Congress last year, OSHA penalties that were last adjusted in 1990 are going up nearly 80 percent to account for inflation. The maximum penalty a company must pay per violation is rising to $12,471 from $7,000.

If a company is found to have willfully or repeatedly violated occupational safety and health laws, it can be face a maximum penalty of $124,709 per violation.

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