​Most OSHA citation penalties are based on a severity and probability scale. When an OSHA Compliance officer visits your business and discovers a safety issue, they will explain what they found before leaving. The compliance officer does not levy the penalty, but they do explain the issue and circumstances to a member of management who then determines the penalty. The attached information will give you more information as to how the penalties are calculated.

Download our guide to OSHA’s 2022 penalty amounts for more details. 

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This blog summary has been prepared by Valent Group’s Safety Manager and Loss Control Specialist Tim Rogers. Tim ensures our clients’ facilities and safety programs meet or exceed federal standards set by organizations such as OSHA, DOT and EPA. Tim’s expertise includes working with multi-location/state companies, including prior executive roles with Community Newspaper Holdings and Bruno’s Supermarkets. 

This blog and its contents are not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as legal advice. Readers should contact legal counsel for legal advice