U.S. Department of Labor’s OSHA will Hold a Virtual Meeting to Discuss Improvements on its Whistleblower Protection Program
OSHA has questions and comments about what it can do to improve its whistleblower service.
- By Shereen Hashem
- Sep 22, 2021
On October 13, OSHA will be holding a virtual meeting to solicit public comments and suggestions on key issues facing OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program. This will be the eighth in the series of meetings on how the agency can improve the program.
The meeting will be open to the public. It will be held from two p.m. to five p.m. ET via telephone and virtually through Microsoft Teams. The agency will provide Spanish language translation during the meeting. Those interested in joining or participating must register in English or Spanish by October sixth. There is no registration fee.
According to a press release, OSHA is seeking comments on:
1. How it can deliver better whistleblower customer service
2. What kind of assistance it can provide to help explain the agency’s whistleblower laws to employees and employers
3. What it can do to ensure that workers are protected from retaliation for raising concerns related to the pandemic
Comments are to be submitted electronically here. This is the Federal eRulemaking portal and should be identified at this number. The deadline is also on October sixth. Read the Federal Register notice for details.
Shereen Hashem is the Associate Content Editor for Occupational Health & Safety magazine.