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April 19, 2019
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Meeting to Solicit Public Input

On OSH Act Whistleblower Protection Provision

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a meeting May 14, 2019, in Washington, D.C., to solicit public comments and suggestions from stakeholders on issues relating to whistleblower protection under Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

This is the third in a series of meetings at which OSHA is seeking public input on how it can improve whistleblower customer service, and enhance public understanding of the whistleblower laws.

Open to the public, the meeting will be held from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EDT at the U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20210 in Room S-3215A-C. Those interested in participating or attending the meeting, either in-person or via telephone, must register by April 30, 2019. There is no fee to register.

As discussed in more detail in the Federal Register notice announcing this meeting, the public may also submit written or electronic comments by May 7, 2019. In particular, OSHA is interested in comments on how it can deliver better whistleblower customer service, and the types of assistance it can provide to explain the whistleblower laws it enforces. All materials may be submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal using OSHA Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005.

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 help 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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