Enforcement laws & safety compliance analysis

Enforcement : What you need to know

Overview

This regulatory analysis covers the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) enforcement processes, including criminal and civil penalties and fines. See TABLE 1 for information on penalties for violations of safety laws enforced by OSHA and TABLE 2 for information on penalties for violations of DOT hazardous materials transportation and motor carrier laws.

Tables
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TABLE 1: VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY LAWS

TABLE 2: VIOLATIONS OF PERTINENT TRANSPORTATION AND SECURITY LAWS

TABLE 1: VIOLATIONS OF SAFETY LAWS
Prohibited Act Penalties
OSHA: Violation that causes death to an employee Criminal: 29 USC 666: Up to $10,000 and/or 6 months’ imprisonment; up to $20,000 and/or 1 year’s imprisonment for subsequent violation
OSHA: Giving advance notice of an inspection Criminal: 29 USC 666: Up to $1,000 and/or 6 months imprisonment
OSHA: Making false statements, representations, or certification Criminal: 29 USC 666: Up to $10,000 and/or 6 month’s imprisonment
OSHA: Any willful violation of OSHA rules or standards Civil: 29 USC 666: Minimum of $9,239 up to $129,336
OSHA: Any repeated violation of OSHA rules or standards Civil: 29 USC 666: Up to $129,336
OSHA: Any serious violation of OSHA rules or standards Civil: 29 USC 666: Up to $12,934
OSHA: OSHA violation deemed not serious Civil: 29 USC 666: Up to $12,934
OSHA: Failure to correct a violation Civil: 29 USC 666: Up to $12,934
OSHA: Violation of posting requirements Civil: 29 USC 666: Up to $12,934
TABLE 2: VIOLATIONS OF PERTINENT TRANSPORTATION AND SECURITY LAWS
Prohibited Act Penalties
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