OSHA published to the Federal Register its maximum fines for jobsite violations for 2019, which went into effect for citations Jan. 24.
OSHA indexes its annual fine increases to inflation and the Consumer Price Index. The 2019 fine increases reflect a modest increase in consumer inflation.
Willful violations also carry a minimum fine of $9,472, up from $9,239 last year.
Top Violations of 2018
OSHA also published its list of the top 10 most frequently cited violations following inspections of worksites. Some are specific to the construction industry and some are for general industry, which can still be cited on home building sites.