Trump Taps GOP Occupational Safety Commissioner for Second Term

April 24, 2017, 4:00 AM

The independent federal body overseeing occupational safety and health violation disputes won’t—as attorneys and safety groups feared—drop down to one member for long.

President Donald Trump April 21 nominated the current acting Chairman Heather L. MacDougall, whose term expires on April 27, to serve as commissioner for a second term on the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

Trump did not nominate a third member to round out the body. The review commission, which is the final layer of administrative appeal before a federal appeals court, has operated without a full complement of members since April 2015.

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