OSHA creates program to push investigation findings to Department of Labor, in their western region. This is less about workplace safety, as often comes to mind when one thinks about OSHA, but helps claims go through considerably faster leaving less opportunity for employer back lash. So long as the six criteria are met an employee can take advantage of this program to move proceedings along much more quickly than before. This is not a punishment for employers but a reminder to adhere to their policies and keep their employees safe.
- Some employees who file whistle-blower complaints with OSHA’s western regional office may now have a judge review their claims a little faster.
- OSHA rolled out an “expedited case processing pilot” on Aug. 1 in its western region
- “The ultimate goal is to bring about quicker resolution for whistle-blowers and their employers regarding claims of retaliation for reporting safety and other concerns on the job”
“The ultimate goal is to bring about quicker resolution for whistle-blowers and their employers regarding claims of retaliation for reporting safety and other concerns on the job,”