OSHA fines set to increase for first time in 25 years

November 30, 2015 JIm Shadid

With President Barack Obama's signing of the latest federal budget Nov. 2, the first increase in fines for violations of Occupational Safety and Health codes in 25 years is now law. The landmark addition to next year's budget signals a reversal of policy from the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, which prevented OSHA from increasing fines with the rate of inflation.

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