Whistleblowers are critical to alerting employers and regulators to safety problems in the workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administraton today announced that it intends to establish a whistleblower protection advisory committee.
The committee’s purpose, according to the agency, is to improve “the efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of OSHA’s administration of whistleblower protections.”
“In particular, the committee will advise OSHA on the development and implementation of improved customer service models, enhancements in the investigative and enforcement process, training, and regulations governing OSHA investigations,” the agency said. “In addition, it will advise OSHA in cooperative activities with other federal agencies that are responsible for areas covered by the whistleblower protection statutes enforced by OSHA.”
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