OSHA Debuts Online Form For Whistleblowers To File A Complaint

The process of filing whistleblower complaints just became a lot easier. On December 5, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) launched a new system that will allow workers to file whistleblower retaliation complaints online. http://www.whistleblowers.gov/ Under the previous system, whistleblowers could only make complaints to OSHA by filing a … Continue reading OSHA Debuts Online Form For Whistleblowers To File A Complaint

Is Your Safety Incentive Program In Compliance With OSHA’s Interpretation?

Video Courtesy of Comedy Central® Does your company have a Safety Incentive Program? If so, are you administering it properly according to OSHA? See if this memo from OSHA and it’s interpretation will affect your program! MAR 12 2012 MEMORANDUM FOR: REGIONAL ADMINISTRATORS, WHISTLEBLOWER PROGRAM MANAGERS FROM: RICHARD E. FAIRFAX Deputy Assistant Secretary SUBJECT: Employer … Continue reading Is Your Safety Incentive Program In Compliance With OSHA’s Interpretation?

Whistleblower Complaints: Avoiding Discrimination Charges Through Documentation

Video from Digital 2000 The best way to convince OSHA that an employee was fired with cause, rather than for being a whistleblower, is to maintain a comprehensive system of documentation. May 7, 2013 Arthur G. Sapper and William Friedman, EHS Today You are the safety director of a medium-size company. The superintendent of the … Continue reading Whistleblower Complaints: Avoiding Discrimination Charges Through Documentation

D.C. Fire Chief Dennis Rubin Deposition Video Showcases Questionable Statements, Behavior

Warning! Strong Language on Video! Above is one of three clips of the deposition of DC Fire & EMS Chief Dennis Rubin. It was provided by lawyers fwith the Government Accountability Project (GAP), a whistleblower protection organization. They are representing the department’s former general counsel, Theresa Cusick. There are other excerpts from the deposition here … Continue reading D.C. Fire Chief Dennis Rubin Deposition Video Showcases Questionable Statements, Behavior