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The Cost of a Violation

Posted on November 26, 2019 at 11:10 AM

Don’t think that penalties imposed by PHMSA for violations are anything to worry about? Think again! If you willfully violate 49 CFR, it can cost you, your business, and your pocketbook plenty. In October of this year (2019), PHMSA increased the amount of money it can fine you in the event of a violation. The new adjustments are summarized as follows:

Minimum penalty for a hazardous materials training violation - -$493

Maximum penalty for a Hazardous Materials Violation - $81,993

Maximum penalty for a Hazardous Materials Violation that results in death, serious illness, severe injury to any person, or substantial destruction of property - $191,316

As you can see, the cost rises significantly depending on the severity of the violation. All of these can simply be avoided by proper training at your facility. Contact us to schedule training or to discuss whether your facility training already covers the PHMSA requirements.

 

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