On November 15, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced via the Federal Register that it would hold an informal public hearing on its controversial proposal to publish online employer’s injury and illness logs. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, January 9, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST at the U.S. Department of Labor’s auditorium, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210.
The deadline to submit a request to attend the meeting as a speaker or an observer is Friday, December 13, 2013. Attendees will be given a maximum of 10 minutes to speak at the meeting. The announcement suggests that OSHA may allow attendees to participate by teleconference, but provides few details other than to say that it will provide additional information and a dial-in number before the meeting.