New Safety and Health (IOSHA) Penalties in Indiana

The Indiana Department of Labor has issued a change to the Safety and Health Protection on the Job notice, adding proposed civil penalties for worker fatalities on the job. As on the previous notice, there is no publication date for this update.

Notice to Employees

The Safety and Health Protection on the Job notice, also known as the IOSHA notice, includes information on establishing and maintaining a safe and healthy working environment, with sections on the following topics:

  • Employer and employee responsibilities
  • Rules for filing complaints
  • Inspections
  • Penalties for violations
  • Employees covered under the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Act (the Act)

What Has Changed?

Under “Proposed Penalties,” a new subsection on civil penalties related to worker fatalities has been added.

The notice now states that an employer who violates the Act and whose actions can reasonably be determined to have contributed to an employee fatality will be assessed a civil penalty of $9,472 at a minimum for each violation. An employer may even be assessed a maximum penalty of $132,598 per violation.

Compliance Made Easy!

At this time, there are no other updates to the rest of the labor law notices on our Indiana poster. Should something change in the Hoosier State, we’ll be sure to keep you posted.

Please note that the IOSHA change is the second poster update for Indiana in 2019. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to order our 1-Year Compliance Plan, so that you will automatically receive the updated Indiana poster as soon as it is available. And because we provide free poster updates for mandatory changes—no matter how many occur during the 12-month period—you can always count on Poster Compliance Center to keep your business in compliance.