Whistleblower Protection Program


Whistleblower Protection Program

NEVADA OSHA WHISTLEBLOWER PROTECTION PROGRAM

About the Program

Nevada OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program enforces the provisions of whistleblower statute NRS 618.445. Under NRS 618.445, it is against the law for a person to take an adverse action against an employee because the employee engaged in a protected activity such as filing a complaint with Nevada OSHA, cooperating with a Nevada OSHA investigation, voicing workplace safety and/or health concerns to management, or reporting a workplace injury. If a violation of NRS 618.445 is found, Nevada OSHA can seek remedies for the employee such as reinstatement, back pay, and work benefits.

 

An adverse action includes but is not limited to
  • Termination or lay off 
  • Discipline
  • Reduction of pay or hours
  • Denial of a promotion
  • Denial of work benefits
  • Harassment
  • Blacklisting
 

 

How to File a Complaint

Employees may file a complaint by calling or emailing the Whistleblower Unit Staff, or by filing a complaint online at http://www.whistleblowers.gov/.

 

Whistleblower Unit Staff

Southern Nevada (Las Vegas and surrounding areas)

Lara Pellegrini, Whistleblower Chief Investigator

 

Christian Rodriguez, Whistleblower Investigator

 

Aaron Okui, Whistleblower Investigator
(702) 486-9097 / aokui@business.nv.gov

 

Northern Nevada (Reno and surrounding areas)

Jacob LaFrance, Compliance Safety and Health Supervisor

 

Bryson Frazier, Compliance Safety and Health Officer
(775) 688-3719 / bfrazier@business.nv.gov

 

Brittany Greeman, Whistleblower Investigator
(775) 688-3714 / bgreeman@business.nv.gov