Vacant since June with the retirement of Dorothy Dougherty, the position of administrator of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) may soon be filled by Scott A. Mugno, chief of security for FedEx Ground, following his nomination this week by President Trump.scott-mugno-nominated-for-osha-chief

Technically, if confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Mugno would become Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. Mugno’s full current title is vice president for safety, sustainability, and vehicle maintenance at FedEx Ground in Pittsburgh, PA. He also has served as managing director of corporate safety, health, and fire protection at FedEx Express in Memphis.

Mugno is a graduate of Washburn University School of Law and St. John’s University.

Congress created OSHA in 1970 to assure safe and healthful conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and providing training, outreach, education and compliance assistance. Under the OSH Act, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their workers.

Employers must also comply with the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act. This clause requires employers to keep their workplaces free of serious recognized hazards and is generally cited when no specific OSHA standard applies to the hazard.