United States: Oregon Increases Penalties For Workplace Safety Violations

On May 24, 2023, Governor Tina Kotek signed into law legislation raising the maximum penalties for workplace fatality–related citations in Oregon far above federal limits. The law took effect immediately. Quick Hits

Effective May 24, 2023, Oregon increased the penalty for a workplace fatality–related citation to a maximum of $250,000 for a fatal willful or repeat violation.

Oregon OSHA will be prevented from making penalty adjustments based on an employer’s size in association with willful citations or serious citations related to a fatality unless the employer agrees to abatement measures. Oregon OSHA will be required to conduct comprehensive inspections […]

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