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Whistleblower Wins $820,000 Settlement Against OSHA


OSHA enforces more whistleblower laws than any other agency and has made whistleblower protection one of its principal goals. OSHA’s foremost official overseeing injury record keeping for 25 years claimed that the Occupational Safety & Health Administration retaliated against him because he repeatedly spoke out internally and externally, and before Congress and the media about his belief that employers significantly underreported workplace injuries, and OSHA was not doing much about it. 

Many employers and safety professionals would argue that this gentleman was wrong about massive employers underreporting, but that’s not the issue. Was he retaliated against because he spoke out … even intemperately?

This article appeared on June 21, 2013 on


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