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OSHA Piloting Whistleblower Program

To further protect workers who report violations of law, safety and health, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is launching a pilot for its first severe violator enforcement program for employers that continually and willfully disregard the rights of whistleblowers.

OSHA's "WhistleblowerSevere Violator Enforcement Program" will be similar to its enforcement Severe Violator Enforcement Program which includes employers that routinely ignore federal workplace safety and health regulations. WSVEP became effective on May 27, 2016, in the agency's Kansas City Region, which includes employers in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, and those companies under federal enforcement in Iowa. Full Article.