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OSHA releases fact sheet on whistleblower protections in nuclear industry

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Washington — OSHA is informing certain nuclear industry employees of their whistleblower protections, in a recently issued fact sheet.

The fact sheet includes information about the time limit for filing whistleblower complaints, which is “within 180 days after the alleged retaliatory action (that is, when the employee is notified of the action).” It also lists the groups of workers protected by the Energy Reorganization Act, or the Atomic Energy Act, as well as provides examples of retaliation for whistleblowing and protected activities.

The fact sheet outlines how to file a complaint, what will happen if “the evidence supports an employee’s complaint of retaliation” and where to find more information.

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