[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 66 (Wednesday, April 6, 2022)]
[Page 19977]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-07250]

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005]

Healthcare Worker Whistleblower Stakeholder Meeting

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is 
announcing a public meeting to solicit comments and suggestions from 
stakeholders on issues facing the agency in the administration of the 
whistleblower laws it enforces.

DATES: The public meeting will be held on May 18, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. 
to 4:00 p.m., ET via telephone and virtually via Zoom. Persons 
interested in attending the meeting must register by May 11, 2022. In 
addition, comments relating to the ``Scope of Meeting'' section of this 
document must be submitted by May 11, 2022.

    Electronically: You may submit materials, including attachments, 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking portal. Follow the on-line instructions for submissions. 
All comments should be identified with Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005.
    Registration to Attend and/or to Participate in the Meeting: If you 
wish to attend the public meeting, make an oral presentation at the 
meeting, or participate in the meeting, you must register using this 
link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healthcare-worker-whistleblower-stakeholder-meeting-tickets-292455832267 or this link for registration 
in Spanish https://www.eventbrite.com/e/entradas-reunion-para-partes-interesadas-sobre-los-denunciantes-que-son-trabajadores-293378431787 by 
close of business on May 11, 2022. Each participant will be allowed to 
speak for up to 5 minutes. If there is extra time at the end of the 
meeting, participants may be given extra time to speak. There is no fee 
to register for the public meeting. After reviewing the requests to 
present, OSHA will contact each participant prior to the meeting to 
inform them of the speaking order. We will provide Spanish-language 

    For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of 
Communications, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone: (202) 693-1999; 
email: [email protected].
    For general information: Mr. Anthony Rosa, Deputy Director, OSHA 
Directorate of Whistleblower Protection Programs, U.S. Department of 
Labor; telephone: (202) 693-2199; email: [email protected].


A. Scope of Meeting

    OSHA is interested in obtaining information from the public on key 
issues facing the agency's whistleblower program. This meeting is the 
ninth in a series of meetings requesting public input on this program. 
The agency is seeking suggestions on how it can improve the program, 
particularly where healthcare workers are concerned. Please note that 
the agency does not have the authority to change the statutory language 
and requirements of the laws it enforces. In particular, the agency 
invites input on the following:
    1. How can OSHA deliver better whistleblower customer service?
    2. What kind of assistance can OSHA provide to help explain the 
agency's whistleblower laws to employees and employers?
    3. What can OSHA do to ensure that healthcare workers are protected 
from retaliation for raising concerns related to COVID-19?

B. Request for Comments

    Regardless of attendance at the public meeting, interested persons 
may submit written or electronic comments (see ADDRESSES above). 
Electronic comments include recorded oral comments. Comments may be 
submitted in any language. Submit a single copy of electronic comments 
or two paper copies of any mailed comments. To permit time for 
interested persons to submit data, information, or views on the issues 
in the ``Scope of Meeting'' section of this notice, please submit 
comments by May 11, 2022, and include Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005. If you 
have questions regarding how to submit comments, please contact 
[email protected] or 202-693-2199.

C. Access to the Public Record

    Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at: 
http://www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and 
other relevant information, is also available on the Directorate of 
Whistleblower Protection Programs' web page at: http://www.whistleblowers.gov.

Authority and Signature

    James S. Frederick, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Occupational 
Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this notice under the 
authority granted by Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and 
Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 660(c)); Secretary's Order 08-2020 (May 
15, 2020).

James S. Frederick,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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