OSHA to establish Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee

By: May 18th, 2012 Email This Post Print This Post

OSHA announced its intent to establish a Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee that will advise and make recommendations to the assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health on ways to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of OSHA’s administration of whistleblower protections.

“Workers who expose securities and financial fraud, adulterated foods, air and water pollution, or workplace safety hazards have a legal right to speak out without fear of retaliation, and the laws that protect these whistleblowers also protect the health, safety and well-being of all Americans,” said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health. “Establishing a federal advisory committee is another important effort to strengthen protections for whistleblowers.”

Initial efforts of the committee will focus on improved customer service models, enhancements in the investigative and enforcement process, training, and regulations governing OSHA investigations.

Click here for recent OSHA Healthcare Advisor reports on OSHA whistleblower actions.

 

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