On October 27, 2017, the White House announced its intent to nominate Scott Mugno to lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. His and others’ confirmation hearings are currently underway before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions. Gardere will monitor these proceedings and report back with updates, but you can watch the hearings live by clicking this link.

Mr. Mugno currently serves as the Vice President for Safety, Sustainability and Vehicle Maintenance at FedEx Ground and was formerly an attorney. He is generally viewed as a less politicized nominee. Experts on both sides of the labor equation hope he will strike the appropriate balance between enforcement and compliance assistance.