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Regulations

Regulation

Title

29 CFR Part 1977 Discrimination Against Employees Exercising Rights under the Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act
29 CFR Part 1978 Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints under the Employee Protection Provision of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982
29 CFR Part 1979 Procedures for the Handling of Discrimination Complaints under Section 519 of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century
29 CFR Part 1980 Procedures for the Handling of Discrimination Complaints under Section 806 of the Corporate and Criminal Fraud Accountability Act of 2002
29 CFR Part 1981 Procedures for the Handling of Discrimination Complaints under Section 6 of the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act of 2002
29 CFR Part 1982 Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints under the National Transit Systems Security Act and the Federal Railroad Safety Act
29 CFR Part 1983 Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints under Section 219 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008
** Until procedural regulations are published for the handling of retaliation complaints under following statutes, OSHA will also follow the procedures in 29 CFR Part 1983 (Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints under Section 219 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008) in cases under these statutes:
  • the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Act (MAP-21), 49 U.S.C. 30171;
29 CFR Part 24 Final Rule, Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints under the Employee Protection Provisions of Six Environmental Statutes and Section 211 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, as Amended PDF 529 Kb
Energy Reorganization Act (ERA) Poster PDF 103 Kb
29 CFR Part 1984 Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under Section 1558 of the Affordable Care Act
29 CFR Part 1985 Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints Under the Employee Protection Provision of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010
29 CFR Part 1986 Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the Employee Protection Provision of the Seaman's Protection Act
29 CFR Part 1987 Procedures for Handling Retaliation Complaints Under Section 402 of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

Directives

Directive

Title

CPL 02-03-003
[PDF 1 MB*]
OSHA Whistleblower Investigations Manual (Published 9/20/2011)
CPL 02-03-004
[PDF 394 KB*]
Section 11(c), AHREA, and ISCA Appeals Program (Published 9/12/2012)

Memoranda

Memoranda

Title

March 12, 2012 Employer Safety Incentive and Disincentive Policies and Practices
July 23, 2007 Policy for approving settlement agreements containing future employment waiver clauses in whistleblower cases

*Accessibility Assistance: Contact OSHA's Directorate of Whistleblower Protection Programs at 202-693-2199 for assistance accessing PDF materials.

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