Seyfarth Synopsis: Due to Senate Rules, the Trump nomination of Scott A. Mugno, for the Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health, has now again been “returned” to the Senate for consideration.
Even though President Trump’s nomination of Scott Mugno to head OSHA was approved by Senate Committee on December 13, 2017, but it was not put to a full senate vote by the end of that year forcing a restart of the whole nomination procedure. 2018 did not prove any more fruitful for this nomination. Accordingly, Mugno has again been nominated and so is now back before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions for another vote recommending his appointment proceed to a full Senate vote. No new date for a vote is currently set which will continue to delay the new administration’s safety and health policies.
For reference, a copy of Mugno’s December 5, 2017, written statement before the Senate Committee, is available for review.
We will continue to monitor the status of this nomination.
For more information on this or any related topic please contact the authors, your Seyfarth attorney, or any member of the Workplace Safety and Health (OSHA/MSHA) Team.