Federal occupational safety and health standards—penalties for citations, 3.11(1)
LABOR SERVICES DIVISION
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to occupational health and safety penalties for citations
and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Labor Commissioner hereby proposes to amend Chapter 3, "Posting, Inspections, Citations and Proposed Penalties," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 91.6.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, 29 U.S.C. 667(c)(2) (OSH Act of 1970).
Purpose and Summary
Iowa's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Iowa OSHA) is required to be at least as effective as federal OSHA. The proposed amendment to Chapter 3 aligns Iowa's penalties for occupational safety and health citations with the corresponding federal OSHA penalties by making mandatory annual cost-of-living adjustments.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Commissioner for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 875—Chapter 5.
Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Commissioner no later than 4:30 p.m.on February 28, 2023. Comments should be directed to:
Division of Labor Services
150 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.
Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee
The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).
The following rule-making action is proposed:
Amend subrule 3.11(1) as follows:
3.11(1) The civil penalties proposed by the labor commissioner on or after June 1, 2022 2023, are as follows:
a. Willful violation. The penalty for each willful violation under Iowa Code section 88.14(1) shall not be less than $10,360 $11,162 and shall not exceed $145,027 $156,259.
b. Repeated violation. The penalty for each repeated violation under Iowa Code section 88.14(1) shall not exceed $145,027 $156,259.
c. Serious violation. The penalty for each serious violation under Iowa Code section 88.14(2) shall not exceed $14,502 $15,625.
d. Other-than-serious violation. The penalty for each other-than-serious violation under Iowa Code section 88.14(3) shall not exceed $14,502 $15,625.
e. Failure to correct violation. The penalty for failure to correct a violation under Iowa Code section 88.14(4) shall not exceed $14,502 $15,625 per day.
f. Posting, reporting, or record-keeping violation. The penalty for each posting, reporting, or record-keeping violation under Iowa Code section 88.14(9) shall not exceed $14,502 $15,625.
This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 2/28/2023.
The official published PDF of this document is available from the Iowa General Assembly’s Administrative Rules page.
View the Iowa Administrative Bulletin for 2/8/2023.
The following administrative rule references were added to this document. You may click a reference to view related notices.Rule 875-3.11(1)
The following Iowa code references were added to this document. You may click a reference to view related notices.Iowa Code 88.14(1) Iowa Code 88.14(2) Iowa Code 88.14(3) Iowa Code 88.14(4) Iowa Code 88.14(9)
The following keywords and tags were added to this document. You may click a keyword to view related notices.Failure to correct violation Other-than-serious violation Posting, reporting, or record-keeping violation Repeated violation Serious violation Willful violation