Statutes

The statutes enforced by OSHA are listed below. They contain whistleblower (anti-retaliation) provisions that generally provide that employers may not discharge or otherwise retaliate against an employee because the employee has filed a complaint or exercised any other rights provided to employees by the statute. Each law requires that complaints be filed within a certain number of days after the alleged retaliation. Complaints may be filed orally or in writing, and OSHA will accept the complaint in any language.


STATUTE TITLE
29 U.S.C. § 218C Affordable Care Act (ACA)
31 U.S.C. § 5323(g) & (j) Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA)
15 U.S.C. § 2651 Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)
42 U.S.C. § 7622 Clean Air Act (CAA)
42 U.S.C. § 9610 Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
12 U.S.C. § 5567 Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (CFPA)
15 U.S.C. § 2087 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
15 U.S.C. § 7a-3 Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (CAARA)
42 U.S.C. § 5851 Energy Reorganization Act (ERA)
21 U.S.C. § 399d FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
49 U.S.C. § 20109 Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA)
33 U.S.C. § 1367 Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA)
46 U.S.C. § 80507 International Safe Container Act (ISCA)
49 U.S.C. § 30171 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21)
6 U.S.C. § 1142 National Transit Systems Security Act (NTSSA)
29 U.S.C. § 660(c) Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), Section 11(c)
49 U.S.C. § 60129 Pipeline Safety Improvement Act (PSIA)
42 U.S.C. § 300j-9(i) Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
18 U.S.C. § 1514A Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
46 U.S.C. § 2114 Seaman's Protection Act (SPA)
42 U.S.C. § 6971 Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA)
49 U.S.C. § 31105 Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA)
26 U.S.C. § 7623(d) Taxpayer First Act (TFA)
15 U.S.C. § 2622 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
49 U.S.C. § 42121 Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21)