It takes a brave individual to seek justice for the wrongs conducted on a worksite. Workers typically become whistleblowers after suffering retaliation from an employer that did not take favorably to being approached about an issue.
In the construction industry, whistleblowing is usually a result of the following wrongdoings as a result of a project:
- Asbestos in school sites
- Excessive air or water pollution as a result of work
- Improper disposal of solid, hazardous, or radioactive waste
- Any form of neglect of standards put in place by the Occupational Safety & Health Act (OSHA) – full list available here