OSHA has released a new "highly-desired" policy for resolving whistleblower disputes. With several thousand complaints a year, OSHA is emphasizing the early resolution process, part of a regional Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). The early resolution process offers parties a chance to negotiate a settlement, assisted by an OSHA whistleblowing expert, without an investigation. Piloted in 2012 and 2013 in Chicago and San Francisco, the ADR program's implementation is at the discretion of Regional Administrators.
View the entire instruction from OSHA here.