NSC expo
Subscribe or Register
View Cart  

Earn recertification points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals by taking a quiz about this issue.

What's Your Opinion?

Does your CEO "get it" about the value of worker safety and health?

Take the poll and add your comment.

Vote Results

OSHA’s whistleblower program now reports directly to Michaels

March 7, 2012

Tags
  • / Print
  • Reprints
  • Text Size:
    A A

Washington – The OSHA program tasked with protecting employees from retribution after reporting violations of workplace regulations will now report directly to agency administrator David Michaels.

The Office of the Whistleblower Protection Program previously was overseen by the Directorate of Enforcement Programs, but the reorganization will elevate the priority status of whistleblower enforcement, OSHA said in a March 1 press release announcing the move.

The reorganization is part of OSHA’s plan to strengthen enforcement of the program, which oversees 21 whistleblower laws. Other steps taken include establishing a separate budgetary line item for the program in the OSHA budget and launching pilot projects to evaluate structural changes in different OSHA regions that could strengthen the program.

Also on March 1, OSHA announced Sandra Dillon as director of the program. Dillon has served as the program’s acting director since May 2011.

Post a comment to this article

Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy.