By Brent I. ClarkAdam R. Young, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA has scheduled a meeting on June 12, 2018, in Washington, D.C., to solicit comments and suggestions from stakeholders in the trucking and railroad industries, on whistleblower issues within OSHA’s purview.  83 Fed. Reg. 19838 (May 4, 2018). 

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By Ada W. Dolph and Craig B. Simonsen

A railroad’s decision to terminate an apprentice electrician whose OSHA injury report revealed he had not been truthful in his employment record about other prior workplace injuries was unlawful retaliation under the whistleblower provision of the Federal Railroad Safety Act, 49 U.S.C. § 20109 (FRSA), OSHA

By Meagan Newman

On July 16, 2012 the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and OSHA issued a Memorandum of Agreement to facilitate coordination between agencies regarding the enforcement of the Federal Railroad Safety Act’s whistleblower provision.  The memorandum establishes procedures for the agencies to follow for handling whistleblower complaints and states that the agencies will jointly