Site Alert

Many of our online services may be unavailable between 7 a.m. and Midnight on December 3 for system upgrades. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Citation and Notice (Safety Citation, Notice from L&I, Safety and Health Violations, Penalties (Safety & Health), Fines (Safety & Health), WISHA Penalties)

Woman reading a letter from L&I posted on a bulletin board -- Caption: Do you know that employees must be informed about safety citations? Citations must be posted for 3 working days or until all violations are corrected.A safety citation, also known as a Citation and Notice, is issued to an employer to notify them of Division of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH) inspection results including any safety and health violations found, penalties, and correction (abatement) dates.

On September 1, 2015 a new penalty structure became effective as a result of rulemaking. To learn more about the rule update and the new penalty structure, go to the DOSH Penalty Calculation rules update summary.

You can pay your DOSH penalty online at Pay a Balance Due.

To learn about licensing and other infractions related to Electrical, Elevators, Contractors, Plumbers, and other specialties, see Trades & Licensing.

Rules

General Rules

    Rules for Specific Activities or Workplaces

    Policies

    Related Topics

    More help from L&I


    For general information, call 1-800-423-7233.

    End of main content, page footer follows.

    Access Washington official state portal

      © Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries. Use of this site is subject to the laws of the state of Washington.

    Help us improve