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Slide 36

    TEXT VERSION OF SLIDE:

    Title: Citations and Penalties
    Type: Text slide
    Content:

    VIOLATION TYPE
    PENALTY
    WILLFUL
    A violation that the employer intentionally and knowingly commits or a violation that the employer commits with plain indifference to the law.
    OSHA may propose penalties of up to $70,000 for each willful violation, with a minimum penalty of $5,000 for each willful violation.
    SERIOUS
    A violation where there is substantial probability that death or serious physical harm could result and that the employer knew, or should have known, of the hazard.
    There is a mandatory penalty for serious violations which may be up to $7,000.
    OTHER-THAN-SERIOUS
    A violation that has a direct relationship to safety and health, but probably would not cause death or serious physical harm.
    OSHA may propose a penalty of up to $7,000 for each other-than-serious violation.
    REPEATED
    A violation that is the same or similar to a previous violation.
    OSHA may propose penalties of up to $70,000 for each repeated violation.