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OSHA Trade Release
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Office of Communications
For Immediate Release
OSHA Trade Release
July 19, 2004
OSHA Contact: Bill Wright
Phone (202) 693-1999
Centralizes information on workplace discrimination complaint filing procedures
WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today launched The Whistleblower Program webpage to provide a single source for obtaining detailed information on the laws with whistleblower protections that are administered by OSHA.
The new page consolidates a variety of whistleblower information previously available on the website, and supplements that with access to other resources, including the Office of Administrative Law Judges, and the Administrative Review Board.
The webpage includes direct links to the 14 laws with whistleblower protections administered by the agency, and lists the regulations governing the procedures for handling complaints under the various statutes. Detailed procedures on filing workplace discrimination complaints are provided, as is direct access to five separate OSHA fact sheets that focus on the whistleblower program.
OSHA's whistleblower protection responsibilities have grown from one statute (Section 11(c) of the OSH Act) to a total of 14 laws, the latest being the Corporate and Criminal Fraud Accountability Act of 2002, and the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002.
OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
This news release text is on the Internet at www.osha.gov. Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 693-1999.
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