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Blog Author Steve Hudgik

Weekly safety news. Stay in touch with what is happening at OSHA as well as other workplace safety news. Includes a report on the significant OSHA citations announced the previous week. Plus we scan national and local (and world) publications for workplace safety news. This is your source for the latest safety news.


Thursday, February 07, 2013

OSHA 2012 Statistics On Whistleblower Complaints

OSHA has released statistics on whistleblower complaints.  A total of 2,787 whistleblower complaints were filed with OSHA in 2012.  OSHA is working on catching up with its backlog, with determinations made in 2,867 complaints, more than half of those (1,665) were complaint dismissals. Merit determinations were made for 45 complaints. Of the remaining, 592 were settled and 565 complaints were withdrawn.

Here are some of the charts OSHA has released:


The abbreviations along the right side of the lower chart identify the laws under which the whistleblower complaints were filed. For example:

FRSA - Federal Railroad Safety Act
STAA - Surface Transportation Assistance Act
SOX - Sarbanes-Oxley Act
ACA - Affordable Care Act
CFPA -Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act)

Related Past Posts:
Safety News Briefs - Record Number Of Whistleblower Cases Filed
Employer Responds To OSHA Whistleblower Actions and Settlements
DOL Settles Whistleblower Case

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