April 1, 2016
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OSHA seeks nominations for membership to the Whistleblower
Protection Advisory Committee
WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced that nominations are being accepted for members to serve on the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee.
OSHA is accepting nominations for six members to serve on the 12-member committee for a two-year term. The six positions will become vacant Dec. 1, 2016. Nominations will be accepted from those interested in representing management (2), labor (2), and the public (2).
Nominations may be submitted electronically at www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal, using Docket Number OSHA-2016-0006. Individuals may also submit nominations by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for submission details. Nominations must be submitted by May 31, 2016.
WPAC was established to advise and make recommendations to the secretary of labor and the assistant secretary for occupational safety and health on ways to improve the fairness, efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of OSHA's whistleblower protection activities.
OSHA enforces the whistleblower provisions of Section 11(c) of the OSH Act, and 21 other statutes protecting employees who report violations of various securities laws, trucking, airline, nuclear power, pipeline, environmental, rail, maritime, health care, workplace safety and health regulations, and consumer product safety laws. For more information, please visit www.whistleblowers.gov.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
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