January 13, 2020 – Starting January 15, 2020, HIOSH will apply the following new penalty system to inspections opened on and after January 15, 2020. For more information on the penalties see the Federal Register. Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2020.
|Type of Violation||New Maximum|
$13,494 per violation
|Willful or Repeated||$134,937 per violation
|Failure to Abate||$13,494 per day
beyond the abatement date
January 13, 2020- The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act) and adopted by HIOSH 396, HRS requires HIOSH to annually adjust its civil monetary penalty levels for inflation no later than January 15 of each year. Adjustments are made by issuing a final rule issued by Federal OSHA that is effective on its date of publication in the Federal Register.