OSHA's Whistleblower Changes Draw Measured Praise

Law360, New York (August 5, 2011, 6:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Aug. 1 that it would make changes to strengthen its whistleblower protection program, measures lawyers say are laudable but raise concerns about whether the agency's investigators have the resources they need.

The new measures stem from a “top-to-bottom” review of the whistleblower program by a team created by OSHA Assistant Secretary David Michaels and Deputy Assistant Secretary Richard Fairfax in April 2010. They also come in response to U.S. Government Accountability Office audits in 2009...
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