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    Whistleblower Stakeholder Meeting: Outreach and Training
    [Federal Register Volume 88, Number 179 (Monday, September 18, 2023)]
    [Page 63980]
    From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
    [FR Doc No: 2023-20126]
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    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 October 24, 2023, from 1:00 
    p.m. to 4:00 p.m., ET via Zoom. Persons interested in attending the 
    meeting must register by October 17, 2023. In addition, comments 
    relating to the ``Scope of Meeting'' section of this document must be 
    submitted by November 7, 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-stakeholder-meeting-tickets-706733548067 or this link for registration in Spanish https://www.eventbrite.com/e/entradas-reunion-para-partes-interesadas-sobre-los-denunciantes-que-son-trabajadores-706736506917 by close of business 
    on October 17, 2023. Each participant will be allowed to speak for up 
    to 5 minutes. 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. 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 7, 
    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).
    James. S. Frederick,
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
    [FR Doc. 2023-20126 Filed 9-15-23; 8:45 am]
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