The penalties for OSHA posting violations have increased to $13,260, a $326 increase over last year. Civil penalties for OSHA violations are adjusted every year for inflation as required by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. Notice of the new penalty rates was published in the January 23, 2019 edition of the Federal Register.
Don’t Forget Upcoming Deadline to Report Electronically
In addition to physically posting OSHA Form 300A in the workplace, some employers are required to electronically submit to OSHA information from their 2018 OSHA Form 300A. This includes:
establishments with 250 or more employees that are currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and
establishments with 20-249 employees that are classified in certain industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses
The deadline to electronically submit data from the 2018 OSHA Form 300A is March 2, 2019. Employers must use OSHA’s Injury Tracking Application (ITA) to report OSHA Form 300A information. (Click here to access the ITA portal.) Employers in most states covered by an OSHA-approved State Plan are also required to electronically submit to OSHA their injury and illness summary data.
The above information comes directly from OSHA.gov.