The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created on December 29th, 1979 under the Occupational Safety and Health Act in the United States. As a division of the U.S. Department of Labor, it works to ensure that safe and healthy working conditions are taking place for employees at companies throughout America. It provides assistance, education, training, and outreach for workers throughout the United States. When a company is found to have violations at their locations of operation, they can certainly result in hefty fines from OSHA.
With this infographic, you will learn more about what the highest OSHA fines have been by State, dating back to 2015. The highest OSHA fine in America happened back in 2015, when Sunfield Inc. in Hebron, Ohio was found to have 46 violations. This resulted in a huge fine of $3,420,000! One of their employees suffered severe lacerations and needed an arm amputation!