The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is seeking public comments on a draft document intended to provide guidance to employers on preventing retaliation against whistleblowers.

OSHA said it is especially interested in comments related to ensuring that:

Anti-retaliation concepts are described clearly;

Important features of an anti-retaliation program are included;

Challenges in implementing these practices are addressed; and

Issues specific to small businesses are addressed.

OSHA said it is hoping to receive comments from a wide range of stakeholders.  Comments, which will be accepted until Jan. 19, 2016, should be submitted through Any questions may be directed to Meghan Smith,