Mugno withdraws from consideration as OSHA head

Washington – Already in its longest period without a permanent administrator, OSHA will have to wait even longer, as Scott Mugno has withdrawn from consideration as the agency’s assistant secretary of labor, according to a Bloomberg Law report published May 15.

A LinkedIn page for Scott A. Mugno was changed from “Awaiting Senate Confirmation for the Assistant Secretary of Labor” to “Nominee for the Assistant Secretary of Labor” from October 2017 to May 2019.

The Trump administration initially nominated Mugno, a retired FedEx Ground executive, for the agency’s top post Nov. 1, 2017. He was re-nominated twice, most recently Jan. 16. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee approved his nomination for a third time Feb. 27.