2018 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 27 - LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
CHAPTER 11 - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
SECTION 27-11-107 - Penalty.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 27-11-107 (2018)

27-11-107. Penalty.

(a) Any employer willfully and knowingly violating any of the provisions of this act, any health and safety standards, rules or regulations promulgated under this act or any existing rule or regulation governing the conditions of employment promulgated by the commission, which causes death of an employee, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) or by imprisonment of not more than six (6) months or both. If the conviction is for a violation committed after a first conviction of the same person, punishment shall be by a fine of not more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000.00) or by imprisonment for not more than one (1) year, or by both.

(b) Any employer willfully and knowingly violating any of the provisions of this act, any safety and health standards, rules or regulations promulgated under this act or any existing rule or regulation governing the conditions of employment promulgated by the commission may be assessed a civil penalty in an amount determined by the commission pursuant to subsection (j) of this section for each violation.

(c) Any employer violating any provision of this act, any health and safety standards or rules and regulations promulgated under this act or any existing rule or regulation governing the conditions of employment promulgated by the commission, the violation specifically determined to be of a serious nature, shall be assessed a civil penalty in an amount determined by the commission pursuant to subsection (j) of this section.

(d) Any employer violating any provision of this act, any health and safety standards or rules and regulations promulgated under this act or any existing rule or regulation governing the conditions of employment promulgated by the commission, the violation determined not to be of a serious nature, may be assessed a civil penalty in an amount determined by the commission pursuant to subsection (j) of this section for each offense as noted in the notice of violation.

(e) Whoever knowingly makes any false statement, representation or certification in any application, record, report, plan or other document filed or required to be maintained pursuant to this act, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) or by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, or both.

(f) Any employer who violates any of the posting requirements, as prescribed under the provisions of this act, may be assessed a civil penalty in an amount determined by the commission pursuant to subsection (j) of this section for each violation.

(g) Any employer who fails to correct a violation for which a notice of violation has been issued, which notice of violation is not contested or appealed under W.S. 27-11-104 and 27-11-106, initiated by the employer, may be assessed a civil penalty in an amount determined by the commission pursuant to subsection (j) of this section for each day the failure or violation continues.

(h) Payment of all fines and penalties imposed under this section shall be made to the county treasurer of the county in which the violation occurs to be credited to the county school fund.

(j) Unless otherwise specified in this section, the commission shall through rule and regulation set the civil penalty amounts to be imposed under subsections (b) through (d), (f) and (g) of this section. The amount of the civil penalty shall be no greater than the corresponding federal penalty for the specified violation as promulgated under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, 29 U.S.C. § 666, and shall include any adjustments made to the penalty under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, 28 U.S.C. § 2461.

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. Wyoming may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.