Bloomberg Law
April 9, 2021, 7:08 PMUpdated: April 9, 2021, 10:22 PM

Biden Picks California’s Doug Parker to Lead Federal OSHA (1)

Bruce Rolfsen
Bruce Rolfsen

The Biden administration intends to nominate California official Doug Parker to lead OSHA as the assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, the White House said.

Parker is currently chief of the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, commonly known as Cal/OSHA, where he played a lead role in developing the state’s Covid-19 workplace safety rule.

If confirmed, Parker would be the first Senate-approved chief of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration since January 2017, when David Michaels stepped down at the close of Barack Obama’s presidency.

A former member of the Obama administration who ...

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