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Business Insurance: High Hopes for Next OSHA Chief

12.4.17

Business Insurance reported that many employers are hopeful that the new head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will implement a more collaborative approach to regulations and enforcement. Scott Mungo is President Trump’s choice as the new head of OSHA, having been the vice president for safety, sustainability and vehicle maintenance at FedEx Ground. 

Howard Mavity, co-chair of the firm’s Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group, said: “Scott, much more so than any previous assistant secretary, really is going to have a sense of running a business unit. . .We’ve not had someone with that background, and I think where it’s going to manifest itself is that it’s pretty common knowledge that Scott has focused a lot on the concept of safety 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He’s one of these folks that is a big believer in that safety doesn’t end once you leave the workplace.” 

Howard added, “I don’t see him trying to gut things. He is not a proponent of hyper-aggressive regulation, but he’s also not one of these guys who just wants to gut government agencies. There are those out there who just don’t have respect for the mission of some of the agencies. Scott is not one of those people.” 

The entire article is on the Business Insurance website.

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