The Whistleblower
Protection Programs

The whistleblower protection programs

The statutes enforced by OSHA are listed below. They contain whistleblower or anti-retaliation provisions that generally provide that employers may not discharge or retaliate against an employee because the employee has filed a complaint or otherwise exercised any rights provided to employees. 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. Click on any statute to see the whistleblower provisions:

Statute Title
12 U.S.C.A. §5567 Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (CFPA), Section 1057 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010
15 U.S.C. §2087 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
15 U.S.C. §2622 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
15 U.S.C. §2651 Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)
18 U.S.C.A. §1514A Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX)
21 U.S.C. 399d FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), Section 402
29 U.S.C. 218C Affordable Care Act (ACA), Section 1558
29 U.S.C. §660 Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), Section 11(c)
33 U.S.C. §1367 Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA)
42 U.S.C. §300j-9(i) Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
42 U.S.C. §5851 Energy Reorganization Act (ERA)
42 U.S.C. §6971 Solid Waste Disposal Act (SWDA)
42 U.S.C. §7622 Clean Air Act (CAA)
42 U.S.C. §9610 Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
46 U.S.C. §2114 Seaman's Protection Act (SPA), as amended by Section 611 of the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2010, P.L. 111-281
46 U.S.C. §80507 International Safe Container Act (ISCA)
49 U.S.C. §20109 Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA)
49 U.S.C. §30171 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21)
49 U.S.C. §31105 Surface Transportation Assistance Act (STAA)
49 U.S.C. §42121 Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21)
49 U.S.C. §60129 Pipeline Safety Improvement Act (PSIA)
6 U.S.C. §1142 National Transit Systems Security Act (NTSSA)