Nearly two-thirds of settled cases dealt with OSHA statutes (382). Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA) statutes were next, comprising 12 percent of settled cases. STAA whistleblower provisions were amended in July 2012.
OSHA enforces the whistleblower provisions of 17 statutes, including STAA, designed to protect employees who report violations of various trucking, airline, railroad, nuclear power, pipeline, consumer protection, environmental and securities laws.
Related to this, OSHA recently published interim final rules governing whistleblower complaints filed under the Seaman's Protection Act. The Act protects seamen from retaliation for engaging in protected activity under the Act, including providing information to the government about an alleged violation of maritime safety laws or regulations.
- Download statistical tables showing complaint cases received, determinations and more (pdf).
- Read the OSHA Final Rule regarding STAA whistleblower provisions.
- Visit the OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program web page for more information.
- Quickly find OSHA safety signs at ComplianceSigns.com.