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Feb. 24, 2014
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OSHA schedules meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee March 11, 2014, in Washington, D.C. WPAC work groups will meet March 10.

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.

The tentative agenda includes remarks from Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, discussion of committee and work group reports and administrative business and public comments.

The full committee will meet from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., March 11 in Room N-3437 A-C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20210. The 11(c), Transportation Industry, and Best Practices and Corporate Culture work groups will meet from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., March 10 in Room N-3437 A-C.

Comments and requests to speak may be submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal or via mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for details. Comments and requests to speak must be submitted by Feb. 21, 2014.

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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