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VOSHA penalties for citations that are deemed Serious are listed in the first table below, and the penalties for citations deemed both Serious and Willful are shown in the second table below. Each has a Base Penalty that is adjusted for the number of employees in the organization. VOSHA’s penalties differ slightly from OSHA’s: Vermont changed the employer size bands and discounts slightly to adjust for the prevalence of small businesses in Vermont.

Please note that these amounts are accurate as of September 2017 and will be adjusted annually based on a CPI factor.

Serious Citation Penalties

Number of Employees
(Reduction Rate)

Severity/Probability

Base
Penalty

1-25
(70%)

26-50
(40%)

51-100
(30%)

101-250
(10%)

251+
(0%)

High/Greater

$12,675

$3,802

$7,605

$8,872

$11,408

$12,675

Medium/Greater

$10,864

$3,259

$6,518

$7,605

$9,778

$10,864

Low/Greater

$9,054

$2,716

$5,432

$6,338

$8,149

$9,054

High/Lesser

$9,054

$2,716

$5,432

$6,338

$8,149

$9,054

Medium/Lesser

$7,243

$2,173

$4,346

$5,070

$6,519

$7,243

Low/Lesser

$5,432

$1,630

$3,259

$3,802

$4,889

$5,432

Willful (Serious) Citation Penalties

Number of Employees
(Reduction Rate)

Severity/Probability

Base
Penalty

1-10
(80%)

11-25
(70%)

26-30
(50%)

31-40
(40%)

41-50
(30%)

51-100
(20%)

101-250
(10%)

251+
(0%)

High Gravity

$126,750

$25,350

$50,700

$63,375

$76,049

$88,724

$101,399

$114,074

$126,750

Moderate Gravity

$108,640

$21,727

$32,590

$54,318

$65,182

$76,045

$86,909

$97,772

$108,640

Low Gravity

$90,540

$18,107

$27,161

$45,269

$54,322

$63,376

$72,430

$81,483

$90,540

 

 

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