June 03, 2016

Whistleblower-Severe Violator pilot program further protects workers who report violations of law, safety and health in Kansas City region

From the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

OSHA Regional News Release
Office of Public Affairs
May 31, 2016
Region 7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. To further protect workers who report violations of law, safety and health, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is launching a pilot for its first severe violator enforcement program for employers that continually and willfully disregard the rights of whistleblowers.

OSHA's "Whistleblower-Severe Violator Enforcement Program" will be similar to its enforcement Severe Violator Enforcement Program which includes employers that routinely ignore federal workplace safety and health regulations. W-SVEP became effective on May 27, 2016, in the agency's Kansas City Region, which includes employers in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, and those companies under federal enforcement in Iowa. ... more

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