Reason 100 – Consequences of Safety Construction Fines and Violations in 2023
Fines for non-compliance with safety issues vary depending on the severity of the violation and the regulatory agency involved. Here are some general guidelines:
OSHA fines: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can issue fines for violations of standards. The amount of the fine depends on the seriousness of the violation, ranging from $0 to $13,653 per violation for serious violations and up to $136,532 per violation for willful or repeated violations.
EPA fines: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fines for violating EPA regulations vary depending on the specific violation and can range from $100 to $50,000 per day.
State fines: State agencies have the authority to issue fines for non-compliance with safety regulations. Fines vary depending on the state and the specific regulation, but they can be significant.
It’s important to note that fines are just one consequence of non-compliance with safety regulations. Violations can also result in legal action, increased insurance premiums, damage to a company’s reputation, and, most importantly, injury or worse to workers.
implementing inspection and safety programs can reduce risk by 34% or more with appropriate measures to ensure compliance.