This is the last year for the Obama administration and it shall be marked with numerous changes for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This year there will be several significant rule changes.
Nickole Winnett takes a look as at some of the changes that will be implemented including the penalties for OSHA rising. This will occur as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 which was passed last November:
Under the act, a one-time “Catch Up Adjustment” will occur in 2016 and yearly increases based on the Consumer Price Index will occur each year after that. To effectuate these changes, OSHA will adjust the civil monetary penalties through an interim final rule next year. The increased penalty adjustment must come into effect by Aug. 1, 2016.
Read More to see the other changes that OSHA has in store for 2015.