09:35:32 am, by Edward Stuber CIH | 596 views
Hurray for the Government. The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)t announced its intent to establish a Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee. The committee will advise, consult with and make recommendations to the secretary of labor and the assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health on ways 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. 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.
I am all for any program that will help protect the workers.
Detailed information on employer whistleblower rights, including fact sheets, is available online at the newly revamped http://www.whistleblowers.gov.
A federal register notice of the announcement may be viewed at https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2012/05/17/2012-11982/whistleblower-protection-advisory-committee-wpac.
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