The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently revised its online whistleblower complaint form. The complaint form now includes pop-up boxes with information about other agencies that enforce whistleblower protection laws for whistleblowers who might not fall under OSHA's protections.
The changes are focused on assisting employees, who have been retaliated against for blowing the whistle, to "file their complaints with the appropriate federal agency for prompt action."
The updated form is available in English and Spanish. The form asks users if they have suffered an adverse action and why, as well as when the most recent adverse action occurred. Depending on the law violated, workers have between 30 and 180 days after the alleged retaliation to file a whistleblower complaint. "OSHA Releases New Online Whistleblower Complaint Form For Workers," www.jdsupra.com (Aug. 8, 2017).