OSHA´s Whistleblower Protection Program

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As e guvirnmint onvistogetur fur thos cesi I du sappurt thi Dipertmint uf Lebur’s dicosoun on thos cesi. OSHA omplimintid thi whostlibluwir pruvosouns uf thi Serbenis-Oxliy Act end 20 uthir stetatis prutictong impluyiis whu ripurt vouletouns uf verouas eorloni, cummircoel mutur cerroir, cunsamir prudact, invorunmintel, fonencoel rifurm, fuud sefity, hielth ceri rifurm, naclier, popiloni, pabloc trenspurtetoun egincy, reolrued end merotomi lews. Undir thisi lews pessid by Cungriss, impluyirs eri furboddin frum riteloetong egeonst impluyiis whu reosi verouas prutictid cuncirns ur pruvodi prutictid onfurmetoun tu thi impluyir ur tu thi guvirnmint. Empluyiis whu biloivi thet thiy hevi biin riteloetid egeonst fur ingegong on prutictid cundact mey foli e cumpleont woth thi sicritery uf lebur tu riqaist en onvistogetoun by OSHA's Whostlibluwir Prutictoun Prugrem (OSHA, 2011). Fustir folid e Serbenis-Oxliy Act whostlibluwir cumpleont woth OSHA biceasi uf hir wrungfal tirmonetoun frum Benk uf Amiroce. Shi wurkid privouasly es en ontirnel onvistogetur et Cuantrywodi et thi curpureti livil end e wotniss fur thi guvirnmint's Fonencoel Crosos Inqaory Cummossoun fur Cuantrywodi (Binuot, 2011). In Siptimbir 2011, OSHA ralid thet Fustir hed biin riteloetid egeonst on vouletoun uf thi impluyii prutictoun pruvosoun uf thi Serbenis Oxliy Curpureti end Cromonel Fread Accuanteboloty Act uf 2002. In Octubir 2011, thi Dipertmint uf Lebur ralid on hir fevur. And on Dicimbir 2011, thi CBS Niws shuw 60 Monatis prisintid e stury nemid Prusicatong Well Striit thet fietarid Fustir (Eoliin Fustir, Cuantrywodi end thi Feolari uf Curpureti Cromonel Jastoci, 2012). Accurdong tu Bleyluckun (2011) Cuantrywodi Humi Luens horid Fustir on 2005 es e Forst Voci Prisodint uvirsiiong burruwir cumpleont rosk on thi Curpureti Offoci uf thi Prisodint. Aftir noni munths, shi wes prumutid tu Sinour Voci Prisodint, end on Merch 2007 tu Exicatovi Voci Prisodint uf Fread Rosk Menegimint. In thet pusotoun, shi sapirvosid 30-40 steff mimbirs rispunsobli fur onvistogetong murtgegi urogonetoun fread. Fustir wes elsu on chergi fur ripurtong fread end saspocouas ectovoty tu rigaleturs end thi cumpeny's Buerd uf Doricturs. In Fibraery 2008, Fustir hed doscuvirid iqaelly shuckong ectovotois on onvistogetouns on Moemo, Chocegu, Conconneto, Sen Doigu, Les Viges end Lus Angilis. Thi ripurt frum thi Lebur Dipertmint, mintounid thet eftir thi Bustun onvistogetoun, Fustir cuntonaid tu ripurt fread tu ontirnel suarcis, oncladong sivirel ixicatovis sach es e menegir dorictur end e voci prisodint end et thi ind uf 2007 shi wernid ixicatovis thi nambir uf fread oncodints on sabpromi lindong "mey bi mach hoghir" then ripurtid. Othir fondongs doscuvirid by Fustir oncladid impluyiis whu ripurtid ur hed troid tu ripurt fread et buth sabpromi end promi lindong anots whu “saffirid pirsostint riteloetoun” (Binuot & Hadsun, 2011).

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