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OSHA moves public meeting on whistleblower program to phone


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Washington — A public meeting planned by OSHA to gather information on key issues facing its Whistleblower Protection Program will now take place over the phone, the agency has announced.

According to a notice published in the April 14 Federal Register, the meeting is set for 1 p.m. Eastern on May 12. All participants must register separately by May 5. A phone number will be provided after registering.

OSHA enforces whistleblower protections under 23 statutes. To better understand how it can improve the program, OSHA is interested in input regarding:

  • How the agency can deliver better customer service.
  • The kind of assistance the agency can provide to help explain the whistleblower laws it enforces.
  • Where the agency’s outreach efforts should be targeted.

OSHA states it will try to accommodate everyone wishing to speak during the meeting. The agency also notes that the meeting will not be recorded or broadcast.