Managing OSHA

Critical but practical advice for when OSHA comes knocking.

Managing OSHA

B. Thorne Maginnis

B. Thorne Maginnis
Washington, DC

Thorne Maginnis is an associate in Arent Fox’s regulatory department.


Blog Posts by B. Thorne Maginnis

Rulemaking, Process Safety Management, Agency News & Initiatives
President’s Budget Proposal Seeks Enhanced Civil Penalties under OSH Act

In its budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016 (“FY 2016”), the Obama Administration has asked Congress to increase civil penalties for violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (“OSH Act”). As the proposal notes, OSH Act civil penalties have been increased only once since the law was passed 44 years ago. In addition, the proposal urges Congress to apply the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act to the OSH Act, which would increase the civil penalties to keep pace with inflation.

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