August 2, 2023
US Department of Labor to offer whistleblower program webinar to educate Southeast stakeholders, workers on federal protections
Who: U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Region 4
What: Whistleblower protections webinar
When: Aug. 16, 2023
1-3 p.m. EDT
Background: The U.S. Department of Labor will offer a webinar on federal whistleblower protections and how its Occupational Safety and Health Administration administers the whistleblower protection program in its Southeast region, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. An OSHA representative will review whistleblower statutes the agency enforces, the nature of a whistleblower claim, how to file one and how the agency processes them, and what to expect during an investigation. Attendance is free, but registration is required.
OSHA's Whistleblower Protection Program enforces the whistleblower provisions of 25 whistleblower statutes, protecting employees from retaliation for reporting violations of workplace safety and health concerns in various industries, including airline, commercial motor carrier, consumer product, environmental, financial reform, food safety, health insurance reform, motor vehicle safety, nuclear, pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime, securities and tax laws, and for engaging in other related protected activities. For more information on whistleblower protections, visit OSHA's Whistleblower Protection Programs webpage.