The Department of Workforce Services, in conjunction with the OSHA Commission, is promulgating Chapter 3, Section 6 of the OSHA- Practice and Procedure Program rules, and now seeks public comment. The proposed changes regard penalties, to increase the penalty fees, and incorporating by reference Federal penalties which were effective January 15, 2023. The Federal OSHA increased the penalties by an adjustment factor of 1.07745, per the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for October 2022.
Further information is available in the Statement of Reasons and all of the proposed changes can be viewed in strike-and-underline format here.
The public comment window is open through May 30, 2023. Comments may be submitted through an online form: Public Comment on Chapter 3: Enforcement