Whistleblower Protection Program


Whistleblower Protection Program

NEVADA OSHA WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION PROGRAM


What We Do

Nevada OSHA’s Whistleblower Unit investigates employee complaints which allege a violation of whistleblower statute NRS 618.445. If a violation is found, Nevada OSHA can seek remedies for the Complainant such as reinstatement and back pay.

 

What is covered under NRS 618.445

It is against the law for an employer to take an adverse action against an employee in retaliation for engaging in a protected activity. Protected activity includes: reporting safety and/or health hazards to a manager, filing a safety complaint with Nevada OSHA or another government agency, participating in a Nevada OSHA inspection, reporting a workplace injury, and refusal to engage in an unsafe work duty.

 

How to File a Complaint

Employees may file a complaint by visiting a Nevada OSHA office, calling Nevada OSHA, mailing in a complaint, or filing a complaint online at http://www.whistleblowers.gov/.

 

Whistleblower Unit Staff


Henderson

Lara Pellegrini, Whistleblower Chief Investigator

(702) 486-9097 / lpellegrini@business.nv.gov

Mike Ybarra, Compliance Safety and Health Officer/Whistleblower Investigator

(702) 486-9097 / mybarra@business.nv.gov

Christian Rodriguez, Compliance Safety and Health Officer/Whistleblower Investigator

(702) 486-9097 / crodriguez@business.nv.gov

  

Reno

Jacob LaFrance, Compliance Supervisor/Whistleblower Investigator

(775) 688-3713 /  jlafrance@business.nv.gov

Andrew Conner, Compliance Safety and Health Officer/Whistleblower Investigator

(775) 688-3714 / aconner@business.nv.gov   

Maritza McLaughlin, Compliance Safety and Health Officer/Whistleblower Investigator

(775) 688-3709 / Maritza.mclaughlin@business.nv.gov

Bryson Frazier, Compliance Safety and Health Officer/Whistleblower Investigator

(775) 688-3719 /  bfrazier@business.nv.gov