OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has recently revised its whistleblower complaint form which allows users to file agency complaints. Another option for retaliation complaints has been added.
The updated form is intended to provide a better understanding for the user exercising their rights with relevant legislation. It poses questions at the outset to guide those filing a complaint through the process.
The new form, which is now available in English and Spanish, will now include information regarding various agencies other than OSHA.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labour for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt commented:
"Workers who report unsafe conditions and wrongdoing have a range of legal protections from retaliation. The revised online complaint form works to ensure whistleblowers file their complaints with the appropriate federal agency for prompt action."
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration enforces whistleblower provisions of 22 statutes and protects employees reporting violations of securities laws, airline, pipeline, environmental, trucking, nuclear power, rail, public transportation, workplace safety and health, and consumer protection laws.
Workers can also file complaints by fax, mail or calling an OSHA regional office.
Detailed information on employee whistleblower rights, can be found here.