By James L. Curtis, Meagan Newman, and Ilana R. Morady

Last week we attended the ABA Occupational Safety and Health Law Meeting in Naples, Florida. This included representatives from the OSHA Review Commission, the MSHA Review Commission, OSHA and MSHA Judges, and the Solicitor’s Office.

Tom Galassi, Director, Directorate of Enforcement of OSHA, spoke at length on Wednesday about
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By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen

We had previously blogged about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s solicitation of public comments (78 Fed. Reg. 3918) on a proposal to provide an electronic submission form for employees to submit retaliation complaints.

Now, without any further rulemaking or other explanation concerning any comments that OSHA may have received,
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By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is soliciting public comments on its proposal to provide additional methods for employees to submit retaliation complaints to OSHA, including electronic submission.

OSHA’s whistleblower regulations specify the procedures that an employee must use to file a complaint alleging that their employer violated a whistleblower provision for

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