OSHA and the federal government are turning up the heat on contractors and it’s about to get really expensive. On Nov 2nd 2015, President Obama signed a new amendment to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990. This Act directly affects what OSHA charges for its fines. There has not been an increase in fines since 1990. But on August 1st, 2016 the increase will take affect and it is large. In certain instances the fines will increase by 80%. There are four types of fines that OSHA can implement: Current Structure After August 1, … Continue reading
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