OSHA Penalties Update

The following are the maximum penalty amounts, with the annual adjustment for inflation, that may be assessed after Jan. 15, 2022. (See OSHA Memo, Jan 13, 2022).

 2022 Penalty Adjustments
Type of ViolationPenalty
Posting Requirements
$14,502 per violation
Failure to Abate$14,502 per day beyond the abatement date
Willful or Repeated$145,027 per violation

January 2022

·        2 – Beginning of time when covered employers may electronically submit CY 2021 Form 300A information through the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) (Jan 2. to Mar. 2)

February 2022

·        1 – Beginning of time when employers must post summary of injuries and illnesses recorded the previous year (Feb. 1 to Apr. 30)

As a follow-up for the Jan. 2, 2022 bullet above…The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a press release reminding employers that the agency began collecting calendar year 2021 Form 300A data on Jan. 2, 2022. Employers must submit the form electronically by March 2, 2022.

Electronic submissions are required by establishments with 250 or more employees currently required to keep OSHA injury and illness records, and establishments with 20-249 employees classified in specific industries with historically high rates of occupational injuries and illnesses.

Visit the Injury Tracking Application Electronic Submission of Injury and Illness Records to OSHA for more information and a link to the Injury Tracking Application.