The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has
introduced an alternative dispute-resolution pilot program for
complaints filed with OSHA's Whistleblower Protection Program. The
alternative dispute-resolution program can assist complainants with
resolving their disputes in a cooperative and voluntary manner.
The program will be implemented in two OSHA regions and offers
two voluntary dispute-resolution methods: early resolution and
mediation. When a whistleblower complaint is filed with OSHA in one
of the pilot regions, the parties involved will be notified of the
alternative dispute-resolution options and may work through an OSHA
regional alternative dispute-resolution coordinator to use those
The two OSHA regions participating in the pilot are
headquartered in Chicago and San Francisco. The Chicago regional
office is responsible for whistleblower investigations filed in
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The San
Francisco regional office is responsible for whistleblower
investigations in Arizona, California, Hawaii and Nevada, as well
as various Pacific Islands, including American Samoa, Guam and the
Commonwealth of the...
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