Bill to increase Wyoming OSHA fines fails in senate
The Wyoming state Senate on March 2 rejected a bill that would have increased penalty amounts issued by the state's occupational safety and health program.
The legislation would have increased OSHA penalties across the board in the state. For example, the maximum penalty for willful violations would have risen to $120,000 from $70,000, and serious violations would have been raised to $8,000 from $5,000. The proposed increases are identical to those proposed at the federal level in both the Senate and House version of the Protecting America's Workers Act (S. 1580).