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A New Leader for OSHA

According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), President Trump will choose Scott Mugno, vice president of safety, sustainability, and vehicle maintenance at Fed-Ex Ground, to head the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

“Scott is a very familiar face to ATA, having been a longtime and active member in our organization,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “Throughout that whole time, he has been a strong and committed voice for safety and responsibility. He is an outstanding choice to lead OSHA and I look forward to working with him after his swift confirmation.”

Mugno has worked for FedEx in a variety of safety-related roles since 1994. In that time, he has served on or led a number of key ATA policy committees including the Safety Policy Committee, Labor and Regulatory Affairs Policy Committee, the Hazardous Materials Committee, the Hours-of-Service Subcommittee, and the Ergonomics Subcommittee.

Mugno is currently the chairman of the American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI) Advisory Committee.

According to the trade association, Mugno has demonstrated a commitment to improving safety through his work at Fed-Ex. The self-proclaimed “brain coach’s” character will make him a strong and fair regulator, said ATRI President Rebecca Brewster.