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US Department of Labor to offer whistleblower program webinar to educate Southeast stakeholders, workers on federal protections

Who:  U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Region 4       

What:  Whistleblower protections webinar

When:  Aug. 16, 2023, 1-3 p.m. EDT  

Where:   Register online to attend the webinar

Background: The U.S. Department of Labor will offer a webinar on federal whistleblower protections and how its Occupational Safety and Health Administration administers the whistleblower protection program in its Southeast region, which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. An OSHA representative will review whistleblower statutes the agency enforces, the nature of a whistleblower claim, how to file one and how the agency processes them, and what to expect during an investigation. Attendance is free, but registration is required.

OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program enforces the whistleblower provisions of  25 whistleblower statutes, protecting employees from retaliation for reporting violations of workplace safety and health concerns in various industries, including airline, commercial motor carrier, consumer product, environmental, financial reform, food safety, health insurance reform, motor vehicle safety, nuclear, pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime, securities and tax laws, and for engaging in other related protected activities. For more information on whistleblower protections, visit OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Programs webpage.

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Occupational Safety & Health Administration
August 2, 2023
Release Number
Media Contact: Eric R. Lucero
Phone Number
Media Contact: Erika Ruthman
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