Employees should not be afraid to report workplace injuries or hazardous conditions. The Occupational Safety and Health Act prohibits employer retaliation against employees who report workplace violations or file work injury claims. OSHA regulations mandate workplace safety for all employees.
OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program protects employees from retaliation for reporting violations of workplace safety violations. More than 20 different whistleblower statutes exist to enforce safety for employees in specific occupations including food safety, motor vehicle safety, public transportation, commercial airlines, nuclear facilities, railroad, and maritime activities.