OSHA information to keep in mind.

OSHA and its 10 Regional Federal Offices along with 28 individual states have state sponsored plans that cover workers:

  • Private Sector Workers — Most private sector employers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and other U.S. jurisdictions are covered directly through Federal OSHA or through an OSHA-approved state plan.
  • State and Local Government Workers — Workers at state and local government agencies are not covered by Federal OSHA, but have may have protections through an OSHA-approved state program.
  • Federal Government Workers — OSHA's protection applies to all federal agencies. OSHA does not fine federal agencies, but monitors federal agencies and may conduct federal workplace inspections.

OSHA Inspections for 2020

  • Total Inspections: 21,674
  • Programmed Inspections: 8,726
  • Unprogrammed Inspections: 12,948
  • Fatality/Catastrophe Inspections: 1,508
  • Complaint Inspections: 4,581

OSHA Maximum fines effective beginning January 15, 2021

Type of Violation Penalty
Posting Requirements
$13,653 per violation
Failure to Abate $13,653 per day beyond abatement date
Willful or Repeated $136,532 per violation

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