April 11, 2022
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US Department of Labor to hold virtual meeting to solicit public
input on OSHA whistleblower program improvements
Agency seeks comments on healthcare worker retaliation concerns
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a virtual meeting May 18, 2022, to solicit public comments and suggestions on issues facing OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program.
This is the ninth in a series of meetings on how the agency can improve the whistleblower program, particularly concerning healthcare workers.
Open to the public, the meeting will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET via telephone and virtually via Zoom. The agency will provide Spanish language translation during the meeting. Those interested in joining or participating in the meeting must register in English or Spanish by May 11, 2022. There is no fee to register.
OSHA is seeking comments on:
- How can OSHA deliver better whistleblower customer service?
- What kind of assistance can OSHA provide to help explain the agency’s whistleblower laws to employees and employers?
- What can OSHA do to ensure that healthcare workers are protected from retaliation for raising concerns related to COVID-19?
Submit comments at the Federal eRulemaking Portal and identify using Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005. The deadline for submitting comments is May 11, 2022. Read the Federal Register notice for details.
Learn more about OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program.
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