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Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.


Notice of public meeting.


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is announcing a public meeting to solicit comments and suggestions from stakeholders in the financial industry, including employers, employees, and representatives of employers and employees, on issues facing the agency in its administration of the whistleblower protection provisions of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010, Section 1057 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.


The public meeting will be held on October 16, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. Persons interested in attending the meeting must register by September 30, 2018. In addition, comments relating to the “Scope of Meeting” section of this document must be submitted in written or electronic form by October 9, 2018.


The public meeting will be held in Room N-4437 A-B, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210.

Written Comments: Submit written comments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005, Room N-3653, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350. You may submit materials, including attachments, electronically at, 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 via telephone, you must register using this link​e/​occupational-safety-and-health-administration-financial-stakeholder-meeting-registration-48336609099 by close of business on September 30, 2018. Participants may speak and pass out written materials, but there will not be an opportunity to give an electronic presentation. Actual times provided for presentation will depend on the number of requests, but no more than 10 minutes per participant. There is no fee to register for the public meeting. Registration on the day of the public meeting will be permitted on a space-available basis beginning at 12:00 p.m. ET. After reviewing the requests to present, we will contact each participant prior to the meeting with the approximate time that the participant's presentation is scheduled to begin.

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For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone (202) 693-1999; email

For general information: Mr. Anthony Rosa, Deputy Director, OSHA Directorate of Whistleblower Protection Programs, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone (202) 693-2199; email


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 second in a series of meetings requesting public input on this program. For this meeting, OSHA is focusing on issues relating to whistleblower protection in the financial industry. 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 whistleblower laws it enforces?

Request for Comments

Regardless of attendance at the public meeting, interested persons may submit written or electronic comments (see ADDRESSES). Submit a single copy of electronic comments or two paper copies of any mailed comments, except that individuals may submit one paper copy. To permit time for interested persons to submit data, information, or views on the issues in the “Scope of Meeting” section of this notice, submit comments by October 9, 2018. Please Start Printed Page 45285include Docket No. OSHA-2018-0005. Comments received may be seen in the OSHA Docket Office, (see ADDRESSES), between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

Access to the Public Record

Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant information, also are available on the Directorate of Whistleblower Protection Programs' web page at:

Authority and Signature

Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this notice under the authority granted by Secretary's Order 01-2012 (Jan. 18, 2012), 77 FR 3912 (Jan. 25, 2012); 29 U.S.C. 660(c); 49 U.S.C. 31105; 49 U.S.C. 20109, and 6 U.S.C. 1142.

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Signed at Washington, DC, on August 30, 2018.

Loren Sweatt,

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

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[FR Doc. 2018-19289 Filed 9-5-18; 8:45 am]