U.S. Department of Labor Launches Redesigned OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program Website

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced the recent launch of a redesigned Web site for its Whistleblower Protection Program. The interactive, streamlined design highlights important information and data on more than 20 statutes OSHA enforces.

The redesign includes a new homepage with a video that showcases industries the program covers, and menu options that allow employers and employees to easily find information about their rights and responsibilities. Users can access information on protected activities, filing deadlines, and resources based on subject/industry or statute. OSHA used feedback received at recent whistleblower stakeholder meetings to inform the redesign.

Under OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program, employees may file whistleblower complaints with the Agency if they believe they have been retaliated against for engaging in protected activities related to workplace safety and health, airline, commercial motor carrier, consumer product, environmental, financial reform, food safety, motor vehicle safety, healthcare reform, nuclear, pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime, and securities laws.

For more information on whistleblower provisions, visit the Whistleblower Protection Program Web page at www.whistleblowers.gov.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.