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Federal Worker Protection Statutes

The primary federal worker protection statutes are the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. § 651 et seq., the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, as amended, 30 U.S.C. § 801 et seq., the Atomic Energy Act, 42 U.S.C. § 2272 et seq., and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, Pub. L. 97-470, January 14, 1983, 96 Stat 2584, codified at 29 U.S.C. § 1801 et seq. Supervision of criminal prosecutions under these Acts is assigned to the Senior Legal Advisor for Regulatory Enforcement, in the Fraud Section of the Criminal Division. Questions arising under these statutes should be directed to the Senior Legal Advisor for Regulatory Enforcement, William Sellers, IV, (202) 514-0640.