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THIS SECTION IS FOR YOU regardless of what industry you're in or how big your company is. The Section helps you avoid liability for discriminating or retaliating against workers for raising health and safety concerns or exercising other protected rights under the OSHA laws.

Articles & Insight
  • sample image How to Discipline Employees Who Complain About Safety Without Retaliation

    The OSHA law bans employers from taking or threatening unfavorable action against an employee in retaliation for reporting company violations or exercising other legal rights.
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  • sample image How to Create a Non-Retaliation Policy & Use It to Get Employees to Report Hazards

    OSHA's historic mission has been to issue health and safety standards and inspect workplaces. But OSHA has taken on a new role in recent years.
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  • sample image Does Your Safety Incentives Program Violate OSHA?

    This article is for you if your company offers (or is thinking about offering) safety incentives, i.e., specific and tangible rewards to workers for meeting stated safety goals.
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  • sample image How to Get Employees to Report Near Misses

    OSHA (Section 1904.35) requires you to establish a method that employees can use to report illnesses and injuries. That's a great rule.
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More Articles & Insight

Time Saving Tools
  • Model Injury Reporting Policy
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    You need to have an effective policy telling employees how to report safety incidents, hazards and near misses. Read More...

  • Model Non-Retaliation Policy
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    Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act makes it illegal to "discriminate" against employees because they file an OSHA complaint or exercise any other safety right under the law. Read More...

  • Checklist for Responding to Retaliation Complaints
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    A non-retaliation policy can help reassure employees that they can come forward with safety complaints without fearing for their job. But retaliation claims can still happen; this tool will help prepare you to respond effectively when and if they arise. Read More...

OSHA PUBLICATIONS
  • Whistleblower Protections - General
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  • Whistleblower Protection for Employees in the Transportation Sector
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  • Whistleblower Protection for Commercial Motor Carrier Workers
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  • Whistleblower Protection for Employees in the Aviation Industry
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  • Whistleblower Protection for Railroad Workers
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  • Whistleblowers & the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
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  • Whistleblower Protection for Public Transportation Agency Workers
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  • Whistleblower Protection for Consumer Product Industry Workers
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