U.S. Department of Labor Announces Annual Adjustments to OSHA Civil Penalties

January 13, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor has announced adjustments to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) civil penalty amounts based on cost-of-living adjustments for 2021. In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act to advance the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent […]

U.S. Department of Labor Elevates Lehigh Valley Committee to Alliance Program Ambassador Status to Promote Workplace Safety and Health

January 12, 2021 ALLENTOWN, PA – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) elevated its longstanding alliance with the Lehigh Valley Safety Committee (LVSC), a consortium of organizations in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, to “ambassador” status at a virtual signing ceremony today. By raising the LVSC’s status, OSHA is recognizing the consortium’s success […]

U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA Announces $3,930,381  In Coronavirus Violations

January 8, 2021 WASHINGTON, DC – Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Dec. 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued citations arising from 300 inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in proposed penalties totaling $3,930,381. OSHA inspections have resulted in the agency citing employers for […]