OSHA increases penalties 2 percent
from Construction Equipment
As of Jan. 2, OSHA has raised it civil penalties for safety and health violations issued in 2018. In its Federal Register notice, the Department of Labor explained the 2 percent increase is mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act), which requires certain divisions of the department to adjust its monetary civil fines in step with the rate of inflation by Jan. 15 of each year.
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