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OSHA solicits input on rail, trucking whistleblower laws


The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has scheduled a meeting June 12 in Washington, D.C., to solicit input from stakeholders in the railroad and trucking industries on whistleblower issues.

OSHA is looking for comments and suggestions on how it can better deliver "whistleblower customer service," as well as assistance it can provide to better explain the whistleblower laws it enforces. The meeting will be the first in a series requesting public input on the whistleblower program, OSHA officials said in a press release.

The meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Labor offices from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Individuals interested in participating or attending in person or via telephone must register by May 29.

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.