Update: New VOSH Maximum Penalties as of July 1

As those who read Construction Law Musings know, as a construction attorney, I want to assure that not only are my clients successful in their litigation/dispute resolution endeavors, but that they stay out of trouble. I take my problem solving and advising roles quite seriously.

As part of this role as advisor, I want to let those that read Musings know that as of July 1, 2017 the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Administration increased their maximum penalties for safety violations. The new maximum fines are as follows:

Type Violation Old Penalty New Penalty

Serious or Other-Than-Serious $7,000 $12,471

Willful or Repeat $70,000 $124,709

Failure to Abate $7,000/day Unchanged

Criminal or Willful $70,000 Unchanged

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