[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 181 (Tuesday, September 20, 2022)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-20260]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005]
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 19, 2022, from 1 p.m.
to 4 p.m., ET via telephone and virtually via Teams. Persons interested
in attending the meeting must register by October 12, 2022. In
addition, comments relating to the ``Scope of Meeting'' section of this
document must be submitted by November 2, 2022.
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-2018-0005.
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/whistleblower-stakeholder-meeting-tickets-414876204897 or this link for registration in Spanish https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reunion-para-partes-interesadas-sobre-los-denunciantes-que-son-trabajadores-tickets-414895803517 by close of
business on October 12, 2022. 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
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of
Communications, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone: (202) 693-1999;
For general information: Mr. Lee Martin, Director, OSHA Directorate
of Whistleblower Protection Programs, U.S. Department of Labor;
telephone: (202) 693-2199; email: email@example.com.
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
tenth in a series of meetings requesting public input on this program.
The agency is seeking suggestions on how it can improve the program.
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?
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. 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 November 2,
2022, and include Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005. If you have questions
regarding how to submit comments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or
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, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Occupational
Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this notice under the
authority granted by section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and
Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 660(c)); Secretary's Order 08-2020 (May
Signed at Washington, DC.
James. S. Frederick,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2022-20260 Filed 9-19-22; 8:45 am]
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