Whistleblower Protection Program: OSHA to host public meeting
Washington — OSHA has scheduled a public meeting for May 19 to gather input on how it can improve its Whistleblower Protection Program.
According to a notice published in the April 8 Federal Register, the meeting will take place at 1 p.m. Eastern via telephone.
OSHA enforces whistleblower protections under 23 statutes. The agency is particularly interested in input regarding:
- How it can deliver better customer service.
- The kind of assistance it can provide to help explain the whistleblower laws it enforces.
- What the agency can do to ensure workers are protected from retaliation for raising concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Please note that the agency does not have the authority to change the statutory language and requirements of the laws it enforces,” OSHA states.
Anyone interested in presenting or speaking must register by May 12 – the same deadline to submit comments. OSHA will contact participants beforehand to let them know when they’re scheduled to speak.