OSHA's attitude about alleged occupational safety and health violations has become very aggressive. To reinforce that point, the agency now has increased fines for the first time since 1990, raising them from $70,000 to $124,709 for a single willful or repeat violation and from $7,000 to $12,471 for a serious or other-than-serious violation. Here are 10 tips for reducing or contesting an alleged violation.

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