Monday, December 9, 2013

Whistleblowers Now Able to File Complaints Online With OSHA

OSHA has announced that whistleblowers covered by one of 22 OSHA statutes can now file complaints online. Previously, workers could only make complaints to OSHA via phone or by filing a written complaint, and the new online form provides an additional way to seek assistance from OSHA.

The online form asks workers to include basic whistleblower complaint information allowing OSHA to contact them in the future for follow-up. All complaints will be routed to the appropriate regional investigators. The form also eases the process of filing a complaint by mail or in person at an OSHA regional office, as workers can download and print the form, then fill it out and submit complaints to OSHA in hard-copy format.

Click here for the complete release.