Seyfarth Synopsis: The Senate Nominations Committee has scheduled a vote on the Trump nomination, Scott A. Mugno, for the Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health.

On December 5, 2017, the Senate held a hearing on the Mugno’s nomination. Interested parties may watch the hearing video through the Senate’s website link. The Committee is now scheduled to vote on Mugno’s nomination tomorrow, December 13, 2017. If confirmed, Mugno will serve as the Administrator of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Mungo would replace Dr. David Michaels, who left the Agency last year.

Mugno was most recently the Vice President for Safety, Sustainability and Vehicle Maintenance at FedEx Ground. Employers are hopeful that Mugno will refocus the Agency away from David Michael’s hard emphasis on enforcement and implement measures designed to improve workplace safety through cooperative compliance programs such as the Voluntary Protection Program (NPP).