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OSHA updates whistleblower guidance

OSHA has updated the guidance document that it uses to investigate cases through the Whistleblower Protection Program [1], which addresses retaliation complaints under the 21 federal whistleblower statutes.

Whistleblower Investigations Manual [2] replaces the 2003 version and, according to a September 21 OSHA news release [3],  contains key changes including:

“The ability of workers to speak out and exercise their legal rights without fear of retaliation is crucial to many of the legal protections and safeguards that all Americans value,” said OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels in the OSHA announcement.