OSHACivil Penalties and Enforcement
Civil penalty and enforcement proceedings are handled by the
Solicitor's Office of the Department of Labor. Civil penalties are assessed
the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, an independent,
quasi-judicial body. See 29 U.S.C. §§ 661, 659, 666(c).
of the Commission's orders lies with the United States Court of Appeals.
See 29 U.S.C. § 660. Injunction proceedings may be brought in
United States district courts, 29 U.S.C. § 662, as may civil actions
recover civil penalties owed, 29 U.S.C. § 666(k). Questions regarding
civil matters should be addressed to the Civil Division.|