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Average Workplace Safety Fine: $1200

The US Dept. of Labor collects statistics from all the state OSHA agencies, including California, and they publish timely data on citations for violations. We compiled this table from data retrieved from the Dept. of Labor databases. It represents all reported workplace safety citations and fines in California for the most recent fiscal year.

           
  Cal Osha Enforcement Citations Fines Ave. Fine  
  totals: all industries 16753 $20,279,343 $1,210.49  
  October 2008-Sept 2009    
       
  Industry Citations Fines Ave. Fine  
  Agriculture, Forestry, And Fishing 1605 2479843 $1,545  
  Mining 317 300355 $947  
  Construction 3880 $4,959,146 $1,278  
  Manufacturing 4802 $6,639,700 $1,383  
  Transportation 795 $1,152,982 $1,450  
  Wholesale Trade 452 600270 $1,328  
  Retail 1365 $1,098,139 $804  
  Finance, Insurance, Real Estate 177 $232,095 $1,311  
  Services 3153 $2,472,116 $784  
  Public Administration 207 $344,697 $1,665  
   
   
   
  source: Dept. of Labor  
  Penalties shown reflect current rather than initial fines  
           
 

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