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OSHA QuickTakes: OSHA Announces Measures To Improve Its Whistleblower Protection Program
August 4, 2011, 10:12 am
Filed under: News

In a continuing effort to improve the Whistleblower Protection Program, OSHA announced Aug. 1 that it is implementing additional measures to strengthen its Whistleblower Protection Program and releasing the report of its recent top-to-bottom review. OSHA enforces the whistleblower provisions of 21 statutes protecting employees who report violations of various workplace safety, airline, commercial motor carrier, consumer product, environmental, financial reform, food safety, health care reform, nuclear, pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime and securities laws.
“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 David Michaels. “The new measures will significantly strengthen OSHA’s enforcement of the 21 whistleblower laws that Congress charged OSHA with administering.”
Significant changes in the Whistleblower Protection Program announced by OSHA cover areas including restructuring, training, program policy and internal systems. 

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