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Trump Picks Employer-Side Attorney to Chair Safety Review Panel

July 18, 2019, 11:08 PM

James J. Sullivan will be the next chairman of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, a panel that hears employers’ appeals of OSHA citations, President Donald Trump said in a July 18 statement.

Sullivan already sits as one of the commission’s three members, having assumed the post in August 2017. Since March, he has been the commission’s lone member, following the departures of then-Chairman Heather MacDougall for a position with Amazon.com Inc. and the end of Commissioner Cynthia Attwood’s term. Trump hasn’t nominated anyone yet to fill the open seats.

Before joining the commission, Sullivan was a shareholder at ...