OSHA adds State Plan whistleblower info to webpage

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Washington — OSHA has added two series of FAQs to its State Plan whistleblower information website.

The first series of FAQs addresses options for filing retaliation complaints in states and territories that operate State Plans, the timeline for filing complaints, and what to expect if your complaint is referred to a State Plan.

The other provides an overview of complaints that are filed with federal OSHA and a State Plan, also known as “dually filed complaints.” It also addresses how to get federal OSHA to review a State Plan’s investigation and how to file a complaint about State Plan administration, or CASPA.

Twenty-nine State Plans are in effect, with seven covering only state and local governments.

“Each state and territory listed above operating a State Plan must enforce an occupational safety and health law that is as protective as or more protective than the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, which includes an anti-retaliation section known as 11(c),” the webpage states.


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Original article published by Safety+Health an NSC publication