REMINDER | VOSHA Penalty Adjustments

In 2017, legislation passed that updated the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (VOSHA) penalty structure. In addition to this update, a provision was also passed that allowed for annual adjustments of these penalties. The annual adjustment is to take place in December and the final penalties for the upcoming year are to be published by January 1st of that year. The final penalties are a calculation by the Federal Department of Labor and are based on the annual Consumer Price Index and are effective January 1st.

For the 2020 year, VOSHA was informed that based on the Consumer Price Index as calculated prior to January 1, 2020, the multiplier is 1.01764%.

VOSHA will publish the newly calculated penalties, and these adjustments will be effective on February 1, 2020. Small employers are highly encouraged to contact Vermont Project WorkSAFE and schedule a consultative visit. Project WorkSAFE can be contacted online or by calling toll free 1-888-723-3937.

Click here to view the full details on 2020 VOSHA Penalty Adjustments

Any questions about penalty adjustments should be forwarded to:

Daniel A. Whipple
VOSHA Program Manager
Vermont Department of Labor
5 Green Mountain Drive
P.O. Box 488
Montpelier, VT 05601-0488
(o) 802.828.5084 | (c) 802.777.2931