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    Migrant Worker Whistleblower Stakeholder Meeting
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 180 (Tuesday, September 21, 2021)]
[Page 52502]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-20311]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005]

Migrant Worker Whistleblower Stakeholder Meeting

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is 
announcing a public meeting to solicit comments and suggestions from 
stakeholders on issues facing the agency in the administration of the 
whistleblower laws it enforces.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on October 13, 2021, from 2:00 
p.m. to 5:00 p.m., ET via telephone and virtually via Teams. Persons 
interested in attending the meeting must register by October 6, 2021. 
In addition, comments relating to the ``Scope of Meeting'' section of 
this document must be submitted by October 6, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit materials, including 
attachments, electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the 
Federal eRulemaking portal. Follow the on-line instructions for 
submissions. All comments should be identified with Docket No. OSHA-
    Registration to Attend and/or to Participate in the Meeting: If you 
wish to attend the public meeting, make an oral presentation at the 
meeting, or participate in the meeting, you must register using this 
link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/migrant-worker-whistleblower-stakeholder-meeting-registration-167604348117 or this link for 
registration in Spanish https://www.eventbrite.com/e/registro-reunion-para-partes-interesadas-sobre-los-denunciantes-que-son-trabajadores-168742426139 by close of business on October 6, 2021. Each participant 
will be allowed to speak for up to 5 minutes. If there is extra time at 
the end of the meeting, participants may be given extra time to speak. 
There is no fee to register for the public meeting. After reviewing the 
requests to present, OSHA will contact each participant prior to the 
meeting to inform them of the speaking order. We will provide Spanish 
language translation.

    For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of 
Communications, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone: (202) 693-1999; 
email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    For general information: Mr. Anthony Rosa, Acting Director, OSHA 
Directorate of Whistleblower Protection Programs, U.S. Department of 
Labor; telephone: (202) 693-2199; email: osha.dwpp@dol.gov.


A. Scope of Meeting

    OSHA is interested in obtaining information from the public on key 
issues facing the agency's whistleblower program. This meeting is the 
eighth in a series of meetings requesting public input on this program. 
The agency is seeking suggestions on how it can improve the program, 
particularly where migrant and other vulnerable workers are concerned. 
Please note that the agency does not have the authority to change the 
statutory language and requirements of the laws it enforces. In 
particular, the agency invites input on the following:
    1. How can OSHA deliver better whistleblower customer service?
    2. What kind of assistance can OSHA provide to help explain the 
agency's whistleblower laws to employees and employers?
    3. What can OSHA do to ensure that workers are protected from 
retaliation for raising concerns related to the pandemic?

B. Request for Comments

    Regardless of attendance at the public meeting, interested persons 
may submit written or electronic comments (see ADDRESSES above). 
Electronic comments include recorded oral comments. Comments may be 
submitted in any language. Submit a single copy of electronic comments 
or two paper copies of any mailed comments. To permit time for 
interested persons to submit data, information, or views on the issues 
in the ``Scope of Meeting'' section of this notice, please submit 
comments by October 6, 2021, and include Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005. If 
you have questions regarding how to submit comments, please contact 
osha.dwpp@dol.gov or 202-693-2199.

C. Access to the Public Record

    Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at: 
http://www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and 
other relevant information, is also available on the Directorate of 
Whistleblower Protection Programs' web page at: http://www.whistleblowers.gov.

Authority and Signature

    James S. Frederick, Acting Assistant Secretary for Occupational 
Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this notice under the 
authority granted by Secretary's Order 08-2020 (May 15, 2020).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on September 15, 2021.
James S. Frederick,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2021-20311 Filed 9-20-21; 8:45 am]