Daily Beast: The Government’s Workplace Safety Agency Cut Its Staff. Then COVID Hit And The Complaints Poured In.

Daily Beast: The Government’s Workplace Safety Agency Cut Its Staff. Then COVID Hit And The Complaints Poured In.. “As the coronavirus pandemic hit, workers around the country flooded the office of a federal watchdog with reports that they’d been punished for speaking out about unsafe workplace conditions. But that office had just slashed its staff and has been unable to handle the huge influx of complaints. That was the key finding of a report released on [August 18] by the inspector general for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the agency tasked with protecting and promoting workplace safety. The IG’s office found a massive spike in whistleblower complaints submitted to the agency since the coronavirus outbreak began, many alleging employer retaliation against workers who reported unsafe working conditions.”

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