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OIG Finds COVID-19 Whistleblower Complaints Risk Overburdening OSHA

September 1, 2020 at 3:03 PM
The Department of Labor’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is warning that the COVID-19 pandemic has set off a flood of whistleblower complaints to OSHA even as the agency’s capacity to handle new complaints has declined, and is urging officials to bolster that capacity through new hiring and administrative measures. OIG’s Aug. 14 report , "COVID-19: OSHA Needs To Improve Its Handling Of Whistleblower Complaints During The Pandemic,” finds that between Feb. 1 and May 31 whistleblower complaints rose 30...

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