OSHA fines are set to increase for the first time in 25 years. Under the new bipartisan budget bill, OSHA civil penalties will rise next year to reflect the difference between the Consumer Price Index in 1990 and in 2015—an increase of as much as 82%. After this "catch up" adjustment, the fines will keep pace with inflation moving forward. We asked Valerie Butera from Epstein Becker Green how employers can boost their safety programs to avoid OSHA citations.
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