Starting the 1st of August, new penalties by OSHA will be adjusted for inflation. The increase will jump 78% from their 1990 levels. These new penalties were accepted last November 2015, when Congress allowed government agencies to adjust there rates.
Under these new measures, an abatement or requirement violation increased from $7,000 to $12,471 maximum and a willful or repeated violation moved from $70,000 to $124,709 maximum.
Guidelines to the new measures will be published in a revised manual produced by OSHA. States that manage their own OSHP have to adopt the maximums of the new guidelines.