Virginia OSHA Increases Penalties for Violations



Virginia is one of 26 states which operate under OSHA approved state plans.  As part of the state’s plan, violation penalties are reviewed annually and adjusted effective on August 1 of each year.

As a result, revised penalties have been posted and are effective August 1, 2017.  Mandatory penalties against private sector employers are as follows:

  • $12,471 for each serious violation
  • $12,471 for each other than serious violation
  • $12,471 per day for failure to correct violations within proposed time period
  • $124,709 for willful repeated violations

As a result of the penalty updates, there is a mandatory compliance poster update required.  You can keep up-to-date on this and all other federal, state and city posting requirements at The Labor Law Center.   The all in one Virginia Labor Law Poster ensures that you will be fully compliant on all position requirements for the state.

The Labor Law Center also offers a worry-free service to our customers through our Poster Service Plan with automatic replacements.  What this means is that we monitor the state and federal postings and automatically send you updates when they are released.  It is that simple!

We also offer our clients our newly updated Education Center.  If you are new to labor law compliance or just wanting to keep up with the latest news and changes as they come out, this is the place to bookmark and visit regularly.

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