Bloomberg Law
Nov. 25, 2020, 7:13 PM

Labor Probe Finds No Misconduct in OSHA Whistleblower Inquiries

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

A Department of Labor watchdog investigation into allegations of corruption in how OSHA handled whistleblower inquiries found no evidence of misconduct, according to a report released Wednesday.

But the Office of Inspector General did find problems with how whistleblower investigations were handled in OSHA Region 9, such as cases remaining open beyond legal time limits and investigators overloaded with cases.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s principal deputy assistant secretary, Loren Sweatt, agreed with the inspector general’s recommendations for OSHA to improve its management of caseloads and documentation.

“The agency is actively working on improving operations to promote a heightened ...