OSHA News Releases – Whistleblower

March 2012

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Manatee School for the Arts for violating OSH Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - La OSHA del Departamento de Trabajo de EE.UU. demanda a Escuela de Artes de Manatí por violación de las disposiciones del Programa de la OSHA de Protección para Denunciantes
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program moved to Office of the Assistant Secretary

February 2012

  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Georgia-based Interline Logistics Group to reinstate, pay more than $190,000 to terminated whistleblower in Illinois
  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor sues US Postal Service for violating whistleblower protections
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders North Carolina printing company to reinstate whistleblower, pay more than $83,000 in back wages

January 2012

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders AirTran Airways to reinstate pilot, pay more than $1 million in back wages and damages

December 2011

  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Neb.-based Union Pacific Railroad Co. to reinstate, pay more than $300,000 to terminated whistleblower employee in Idaho
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues Whole Foods Market for violating OSH Act's whistleblower protection provisions

November 2011

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues RockTenn Corp. for violating whistleblower protection provisions of the OSH Act in Fernandina Beach, Fla.
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA files whistleblower lawsuit against Lakewood, Colo., animal shelter for improperly firing employee
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Tennessee trucking company to reinstate whistleblower and pay back wages, damages

September 2011

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against Houston air-conditioning company
  • - OSHA Trade Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA issues updated Whistleblower Investigations Manual
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department sues Beverly, Mass., dentist for allegedly firing employee who raised concerns about contaminated needle disposal
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds nutritional beverage company, former CEO in violation of Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower protection provisions
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor finds Bank of America in violation of Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower protection provisions

August 2011

  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department finds Union Pacific Railroad in violation of FRSA for retaliating against Kansas City, Mo., and Tucson, Ariz., employees
  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway in Seattle to pay more than $300,000 to suspended whistleblower employee
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department's OSHA to pay more than $122,000 for violating Federal Railroad Safety Act
  • - Region 3 OSHA News Release - Philadelphia electric company agrees to pay $150,000 to 3 employees to resolve US Labor Department's whistleblower investigation
  • - OSHA National News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA announces measures to improve Whistleblower Protection Program

July 2011

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - Georgia school bus manufacturer agrees to pay employee more than $176,000 to settle whistleblower case brought by US Department of Labor
  • - Region 5 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor files complaint against Niles Family Dentistry, owner in Niles, Ohio, for violating whistleblower provision of the OSH Act

June 2011

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA sues South Carolina real estate management company to obtain reinstatement and compensation for whistleblower

April 2011

  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department orders Union Pacific Railroad to reinstate and compensate employee disciplined for reporting work-related injury

March 2011

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor settles whistleblower case against convenience store chain in Shawnee, Okla.
  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA publishes final rule establishing procedures for handling nuclear and environmental retaliation complaints

February 2011

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department orders Memphis, Tenn., company to reinstate whistleblower, pay more than $111,000 in back wages, interest and damages
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department settles whistleblower suit against US Navy contractor

January 2011

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA settles whistleblower case against Baton Rouge, La.- and Greenville, S.C.-based construction contractors
  • - Region 1 OSHA News Release - Investigation finds Metro North Commuter Railroad Co. retaliated against Connecticut employee who reported injury, filed whistleblower complaint

December 2010

  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway to compensate employee disciplined for reporting work-related injury

November 2010

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA orders Columbia, SC, real estate company to reinstate whistleblower and pay more than $50,000 in back wages

October 2010

  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department files suit against New York City social service agency on behalf of employee terminated for exercising workplace safety rights
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - John Galt Corp. ordered to compensate worker fired after raising health and safety issue at former Deutsche Bank Building in New York City
  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department orders Fort Myers, Fla., trucking company to reinstate whistleblower and pay back wages, plus punitive damages of $125,000

September 2010

  • - OSHA National News Release - US Labor Department announces interim final rules and invites public comment on whistleblower procedures
  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - Union Pacific Railroad Co. in Eugene, Ore., ordered to pay back wages and damages to foreman terminated in violation of whistleblower law

August 2010

  • - OSHA Trade Release - OSHA announces interim final rules and invites public comment on whistleblower procedures
  • - Region 8 OSHA News Release - U.S. Labor Department's OSHA orders Utah Transit Authority to pay more than $130,000 to former worker in whistleblower case
  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA files whistleblower lawsuit against retail gas and convenience store chain in Shawnee, Okla.

July 2010

  • - OSHA Trade Release - Whistleblowers.gov offers quick worker access to whistleblower protection information

June 2010

  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Iowa-based railroad ordered by US Department of Labor to make amends to employee censured for reporting work-related injury
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department files suit against First Student Inc. on behalf of Syracuse, NY, school bus driver allegedly fired for raising safety issues
  • - Region 10 OSHA News Release - US Bank in Seattle ordered to pay back wages, reinstate former manager terminated in violation of Sarbanes-Oxley Act whistleblower provisions

May 2010

  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor orders United Parcel Service to compensate driver terminated for refusing to drive due to safety concerns
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA finds CSX Transportation Inc. retaliated against veteran New York dispatcher who reported safety concerns
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA finds Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corp. railroad violated whistleblower law
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA orders New Jersey air carrier to reinstate pilot and pay more than $45,000 in damages and fees

April 2010

  • - OSHA Media Advisory - US deputy assistant secretary of labor for OSHA to testify on whistleblower protections for America's workers
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA orders New Jersey Transit to pay more than $500,000 to worker for violation of railroad whistleblower law

March 2010

  • - Region 4 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department orders Tennessee Commerce Bank to reinstate whistleblower and pay more than $1 million in back wages and other relief
  • - Region 2 OSHA News Release - US Labor Department's OSHA finds Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corp. railroad violated federal whistleblower law
  • - Region 9 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor's OSHA orders e-Smart Technologies Inc. to pay whistleblower back wages and $600,000 in compensatory damages

February 2010

  • - Region 7 OSHA News Release - Illinois-based railroads ordered by US Department of Labor to compensate employee fired for reporting work-related injury

January 2010

  • - Region 6 OSHA News Release - US Department of Labor secures back wages for fired whistleblower in Corpus Christi, Texas