Profiles: Here is what you should know about Scott Mugno, President Trump’s nominee for Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
On October 27, 2017, President Trump announced his intent to nominate Scott Mugno as the next Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a position that is temporarily filled by Deputy Assistant Secretary Loren Sweatt. If Mugno’s nomination is confirmed, he would supervise regional and area offices and have the responsibility to ensure employers comply with the OSHA regulations and standards.
Mugno received his bachelors of sciences from St. John’s University, and attended law school at Washburn University of Topeka. Since 2011 Mugno has been the Vice President of Safety, Sustainability, & Vehicle Maintenance at FedEx Ground. Mugno has also served as the Managing Director for Corporate Safety, Health, and Fire Prevention and Senior Attorney for FedEx. According to the White House Press Release, Mugno’s was a two time recipient of FedEx’s highest honor, the FedEx Five Star Award, for his safety leadership.
Prior to his time at Fed Ex, Mugno worked for the Westinghouse Electric Company as Senior Counsel, and as a Judge Advocate for the General’s Corp in the United States Army.
Mugno serves on multiple committees related to occupational safety and health, including: the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, the American Trucking Association, and he is the chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce OSHA subcommittee.
After Trump officially nominates Mugno for Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the nomination will be passed to the Senate for consideration and debate until two-thirds of the Senate vote to invoke cloture. The Senate must confirm Mugno’s nomination by a majority vote.
For updates on the nomination of Scott Mugno visit whitehouse.govby