Whistleblowers and OSHA: Strengthening Professional Integrity

May 11, 2009

Presentation and discussion 12:30 – 2 p.m.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
1200 New York Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.


The Whistleblower Protection Program in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration enforces whistleblower provisions in 17 federal statutes in industries from nuclear power to securities to consumer products. Agencies other than the Department of Labor enforce the basic provisions of 16 of those 17 statutes.

Does this statutory structure make sense? How is the Whistleblower Protection Program working now? How do its challenges relate to its responsibilities across so many statutes and industries?



Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health

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