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Senate Committee Approves OSHA Nominee Scott Mugno

12.21.17

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is close to having a new leader nearly a year after the last incumbent stepped down. It is expected that OSHA will focus on cooperation with businesses rather than strictly enforcement activities. In the article, “Senate Committee Approves OSHA Nominee Scott Mugno” featured in SHRM Online, Ed Foulke weighs in. 

"Scott is an excellent choice," said Ed, the former head of OSHA under President George W. Bush. "He has practical, hands-on experience in safety." 

Each leader of the agency has had to figure out how to achieve that mission, and a sole focus on enforcement isn't going to work, he said. For one thing, the agency's staff must think about how to reach small and medium-sized businesses that may not have the staff, policies and procedures in place to roll out a safety program. 

To read the full article please visit SHRM Online.

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