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Being a whistleblower sounds like a bad thing, but there are times when you have to decide where your morals and heart lie. Deciding whether to speak or stay quiet largelydepend on what the situation is your whistle blowing about.
Sometimes passing information on is enough and you do not have to “whistleblower” but put the matter in the rightdepartment, but ultimately colleagues will know the information came from you and you.
In the situation presented of the complains being ignored over such dangeroussituations, I would definitely recommend trying to communicate with supervisors first and if no agreement is reached, I would reach out to top managers or outside resources such asOsha, being that many employees life’s are at risk, not just of the danger of the factory exploding but it could also created an epidemic of respiratory problems among theworkers.
Also, the ignorance on behalf of the immediate supervisors speaks very poorly of the companies ethics.
The company is also in violation of the Corporate SocialResponsibility, which shows how the business takes responsibility for social, economic and environmental impacts it may produce from its operations or products, it also involveslabor standards, employee relations and human rights.
Employees should not be afraid to report their employers of he feel they are in danger and no action is being taken. Theyare protected by laws such as the Sarbanes-Oxley act which provisions are not limited to providing a legal remedy for wrongfully discharged employees, but it also containsemployment-based protection for employee whistleblowers.

Khon Stephen.1996. “Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Legal Protection for Corporate Whistleblowers.” Article.
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