Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Whistleblower Retaliation at Hanford Nuclear Site

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found that Computer Sciences Corporation improperly laid off two employees, Kirt Clem and Matt Spencer, for raising safety concerns at the Hanford nuclear facility. Clem and Spencer reported a defective electronic medical records system that had problems tracking medical restrictions. Consequently, workers medically restricted from certain jobs or areas with beryllium could be exposed. Beryllium, a metal once used at the facility, is known to cause lung damage. OSHA ordered CSC to pay Clem and Spencer $186,000 in wages and post a workplace notice reinforcing that retaliation against employees for voicing nuclear safety concerns is illegal.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Labor – OSHA
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Fine Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Computer Sciences Corporation $186,000
Further Information Released
OSHA Press Release 12/11/2014

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database