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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that the average proposed fine for serious violations and the number of cases with proposed fines of $100,000 and up have increased since fiscal year (FY) 2013.
Patrick Kapust, deputy director of OSHA’s enforcement directorate, also related that inspections resulting from complaints have risen in FY 2014, while overall inspections are down from last year.
Kapust made the announcement of OSHA’s preliminary FY 2014 enforcement metrics at the National Safety Council’s annual convention in September. Final 2014 metrics likely will be calculated in November, he said.
Key points from the announcement included:
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