Updated: Feb 10, 2019
OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program enforces the similarly named provision of 22 Federal statues protecting employees against retaliation from raising health, safety and potential or actual violations of health and safety rules. The document is entitled "Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs" and can be found here.
Key Elements to an Effective Anti-Retaliation Program
Compliance Concern Response System
Anti-Retaliation Response System
It is important to remember that preventing retaliation makes for a safe and happy working environment for workers and employers alike. Studies have shown that happy and safe work environments are good for business. However, it is important to also remember that
"Retaliation is against the law"
A successful anti-retaliation program improves employee engagement, and helps protect workers and members of the public from violations of federal laws and regulations.