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)
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.A. §5567 Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 (CFPA)
15 U.S.C. §2087 Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
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.A. §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)