Whistleblower Regulations

OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program enforces the provisions of more than 20 federal laws protecting employees from retaliation for, among other things, raising or reporting concerns about hazards or violations of various workplace safety and health, aviation safety, commercial motor carrier, consumer product, environmental,financial reform, food safety, health insurance reform, motor vehicle safety, nuclear, pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime, and securities laws. Employees who believe that they have experienced retaliation in violation of one of these laws may file a complaint with OSHA.

Whistleblower Laws Enforced by OSHA

Following is a frame in which a complaint can be filed:

  • Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (90 days)
  • Clean Air Act (30 days)Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compennsation and Liability Act (30 days)
  • Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (180 days)
  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act(180 days)
  • Energy Reorganization Act (180 days)
  • Federal Railroad Safety Act (180 days)
  • Federal Water Pollution Control Act (30 days)
  • International Safe Container Act (60 days)
  • Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (motor vehicle safety) (180 days)
  • National Transit Systems Security Act (180 days)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) (30 days)
  • Pipeline Safety Improvement Act (180 days)
  • Safe Drinking Water Act (30 days)
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act (180 days)
  • Seaman’s Protection Act (180 days)
  • Section 402 of the FDA Food Safety
  • Modernization Act (180 days)
  • Section 1558 of the Affordable Care Act (180 days)
  • Solid Waste Disposal Act (30 days)
  • Surface Transportation Assistance Act (180 days)
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (30 days)
  • Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (90 days)