22 statutes OSHA enforces.
The document, entitled, Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs [pdf], outlines five key elements of an effective anti-retaliation program:
- Management leadership, commitment, and accountability
- System for listening to and resolving employees' safety and compliance concerns
- System for receiving and responding to reports of retaliation
- Anti-retaliation training for employees and managers
- Program oversight
Retaliation has been a hot-button issue for OSHA over the past eight years. It will be interesting to watch whether this remains the case in President-Elect Trump's administration, especially if OSHA loses funding to support to resources necessary to investigate all but the must egregious of retaliation complaint.