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Democrats want significant increase in workplace fines and vaccine enforcement

WASHINGTON – As courts decide whether a COVD-19 vaccination requirement for 84 million workers can go into effect, Democrats continue efforts to dramatically increase fines for workplace safety violations and double the number of workers federal inspectors.

The broad set of Democratic social spending priorities that were passed by the House last week and are pending in the Senate would increase the maximum penalty to $ 70,000 for a serious workplace violation and to $ 700,000 for a violation. deliberate or repeated. The highest fines currently for these categories are $ 13,653 and $ 136,532.

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