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PDFWAC 296-900-14005

Reasons for monetary penalties.

• DOSH may assess monetary penalties when a citation and notice is issued for any violation of safety and health rules or statutes.
• DOSH will assess monetary penalties under the following conditions:
– When a citation and notice is issued for a serious, willful, or egregious violation.
– When civil penalties are specified by statute as described in RCW 49.17.180.
In addition to penalties specified by WISHA, there are penalties specified by other statutes, such as:
• Asbestos construction projects, RCW 49.26.016.
• Right to know (RTK)SDS, RCW 49.70.190.
• Right to knowPenalty for late payment, RCW 49.70.177.
• The minimum civil penalties assessed by DOSH are:
– One hundred dollars for any standard penalty.
– Two thousand five hundred dollars per violation for serious violations contributing to a fatality.
– Five thousand dollars per violation for all willful violations unless set to a specific higher amount by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration under 29 C.F.R. 1903.15 and this state is required to equal the higher penalty amount to qualify as a state plan state.
– Two hundred fifty dollars per day for asbestos good faith inspection (RCW 49.26.016 and 49.26.013).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, and 49.17.060. WSR 19-01-097, § 296-900-14005, filed 12/18/18, effective 1/21/19; WSR 15-13-049, § 296-900-14005, filed 6/9/15, effective 9/1/15; WSR 06-06-020, § 296-900-14005, filed 2/21/06, effective 6/1/06.]
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