RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) –Penalties for violating workplace safety have been enhanced by Nevada OSHA.
The hikes derive from a law established in 2015 mandating the Department of Labor to review the fines and raise them annually for inflation.
Those changes must come no later than Jan. 15. The increases to penalties are broken down as follows:
- For willful violations, where Nevada OSHA demonstrates that an employer knowingly failed to comply with an OSHA standard, or demonstrated a plain indifference for employee safety, the maximum penalty increases from $145,027 to $156,259.
- For repeated violations, maximum penalties will increase from $145,027 to $156,259.
- Penalties for serious violations, where workplace hazards that could cause an injury or illness that would most likely result in death or serious physical harm, the maximum penalty increases from $14,502 to $15,625.
- For each other-than-serious violation, the maximum penalty increases from $14,502 to $15,625.
- In instances where employers were previously cited and failed to correct violations, the maximum penalty increases from $14,502 to $15,625 per day unabated beyond the abatement date.
- For each posting requirement violation, the maximum penalty increases from $14,502 to $15,625.
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