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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

OSHA Plans July 31 Firing Of Professed Whistleblower

The Charlotte Observer reports that "Bob Whitmore, an OSHA official who has publicly criticized his agency for failing to get tough with companies that try to hide workplace injuries, has lost a key round in his fight to hold on to his job."

Mr. Whitmore has been outspoken about OSHA letting companies under report workplace injuries through careless record keeping. The result was that workplaces appeared to be safer than they really were.

Charlotte Observer "reporters spoke with Whitmore starting in spring 2006 while reporting on injuries inside poultry plants. The newspaper's investigation, published in February 2008, found that many injured employees weren't showing up on company injury logs. That made plants appear safer than they actually were."

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