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OSHA Violations that Have Led to Jail Sentences

What Violations Can Lead to Imprisonment? Section 17 discusses penalties for OSHA violations and imprisonment is mentioned in a few subsections. For example: Willful violations resulting in death: An employer who knowingly violates standards can receive a fine and/or up to six months in jail. For a second conviction, jail time goes up to one year and/or a fine. 
Topics: OSHA Violations