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Blog Author Angelique Sanders

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Monday, March 16, 2015

OSHA Whistleblower Investigator Blows Whistle on Own Agency

Employee says Whistleblower Program isn’t Protecting Whistleblowers or the Public

For the past five years, Darrell Whitman has worked in the San Francisco office of OSHA’s Region 9, which oversees four states—California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii—and the U.S. territory Guam. Whitman examines complaints from workers who have been fired for speaking up about problems in 22 industries. 

When people from those sectors blow the whistle, OSHA is supposed to pay attention. But Whitman says that’s not happening. 

“OSHA is hostile to whistleblowers,” he said.  >> Read more

Judge Orders USPS to Pay Damages to Whistleblower

The U.S. Postal Service must pay a worker almost $230,000 in damages for retaliating against him when he helped a co-worker with her workplace health concerns.  >> Read full story

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