Safety

Q&A: OSHA fines; follow the money

OSHA Healthcare Connection, September 21, 2010

Q: When OSHA cites a business, does the fine go to OSHA for operating expenses?
 

A: Penalties collected from businesses through OSHA violations go to the U.S. Treasury’s general fund as required by the Section 17. Penalties of the OSH Act of 1970. Fines are not used to directly fund OSHA activities.

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