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    Whistleblower Stakeholder Meeting: Outreach and Training
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 64 (Tuesday, April 4, 2023)]
[Pages 19990-19991]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-06946]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005]

Whistleblower Stakeholder Meeting: Outreach and Training

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 its outreach and training efforts in support of the 
whistleblower laws it enforces.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on May 10, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. 
to 4:00 p.m., ET via Zoom. Persons interested in attending the meeting 
must register by May 3, 2023. In addition, comments relating to the 
``Scope of Meeting'' section of this document must be submitted by May 
24, 2023.

    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-outreach-stakeholder-meeting-tickets-558199739447 or this link for registration in Spanish 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/entradas-reunion-para-partes-interesadas-sobre-los-denunciantes-que-son-trabajadores-558210240857 by close of 
business on May 3, 2023. 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: Ms. Meghan Smith, Program Analyst, 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 part 
of an ongoing series of meetings requesting public input on this 
program. The agency is seeking suggestions on how it can improve its 
outreach and training efforts in the Whistleblower Protection 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. What can the agency do to improve the Whistleblower Protection 
Program's website, www.whistleblowers.gov?
    2. What additional materials would be beneficial for the agency to 
make publicly available on its website?
    3. What types of whistleblower training videos or presentations 
would be useful for the public to better understand the whistleblower 
laws enforced by OSHA?
    4. How can OSHA better engage with complainants and respondents?

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 May 24, 
2023, and include Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005. If you have questions 
regarding how to submit comments, please contact osha.dwpp@dol.gov 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 
15, 2020).

    Signed at Washington, DC.
James. S. Frederick,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2023-06946 Filed 4-3-23; 8:45 am]