On Jan. 2, civil penalty amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards increased by two
percent from last year. In accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, the Department of Labor is
required to adjust penalties for inflation each year. New penalties for willful and repeat violations are $129,336 per violation; serious, other-than-serious,
and posting requirements are $12,934 per violation; and failure to correct violations is $12,934 for each day the condition continues.