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URGENT – LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
OSHA FINES BILL GOES TO SENATE FLOOR
CONTACT YOUR STATE SENATORS NOW!
Senate File 72, the OSHA Fines bill, a bill that would establish devastating fines on employers who have a fatality, and raise other OSHA fines is headed to the Senate floor as early as this afternoon
Please contact your State Senator, and tell them about the impact this bill would have on your business.
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SF 72 has passed the Senate Labor Committee and will be up for first reading in the Senate as early as this afternoon.
In brief, the OSHA fine bill would:
- Increase fines for OSHA violations. “Up-front” citations would go up from the current range of $5,000- $100,000 to $12,000- $100,000.
- Establish “Death Penalty” fines. If an employee dies as a result of an OSHA violation an employer can be fined up to $50,000 if they have less than 250 employees. Employers with 250 or more employees can be fined up to $250,000.
- Fines and penalties may be waived if the deceased employee owns at least 10% of the company, and the fine would impose a hardship on the employee’s family or dependents; or if the owner or employer is also killed or severely injured in the incident that killed the employee; or if the fine would restrict the employers ability to implement safety measures.
The bill has been amended to include public entities under OSHA fines. Currently, the State, counties, municipalities, school districts, all public entities in Wyoming are exempt from OSHA fines.