OSHA has scheduled a meeting October 16, 2018, in Washington, DC, to solicit public comments and suggestions from stakeholders on whistleblower issues in the finance industry within OSHA’s jurisdiction.
This is the second in a series of meetings at which OSHA is seeking public input on how it can improve whistleblower customer service, and enhance understanding of the whistleblower laws it enforces.
Open to the public, the meeting will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. EDT at the Department’s national headquarters in the Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20210 in Room N-4437 A-B. Those interested in participating or attending the meeting, either in-person or via telephone, must register by September 30, 2018. There is no fee to register.
Comments related to the “Scope of Meeting” section of the Federal Register notice must be submitted electronically or in writing by October 9, 2018. All materials may be submitted electronically at the Federal eRulemaking Portal using OSHA Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005.
OSHA enforces the whistleblower provisions of 22 statutes protecting employees who report violations of airline, commercial motor vehicle, consumer product, environmental, financial reform, food safety, health care reform, nuclear, pipeline, public transportation agency, railroad, maritime, and securities laws. More information is available online.
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.