Late last Friday, the White House issued a press release announcing President Trump’s intention to nominate several more key administration officials, including Scott Mugno as Assistant Secretary of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health.

According to the press release,

Mr. Mugno is currently the Vice President for Safety, Sustainability and Vehicle Maintenance at FedEx Ground in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He was previously the Managing Director for FedEx Express Corporate Safety, Health and Fire Protection in Memphis, Tennessee.  His responsibilities in both those positions included developing, promoting and facilitating the safety and health program and culture.

The White House press release highlights Mr. Mugno’s professional safety related accomplishments by noting that

Mr. Mugno was twice awarded FedEx’s highest honor, the FedEx Five Star Award, for his safety leadership at FedEx Express.

Prior to joining FedEx, Mr. Mugno, served as a Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for the Easter Region U.S. Army Military Traffic Management Command along with other legal positions in the U.S. Army JAG Corps.

Mr. Mugno is well respected among his peers and is viewed as a dedicated safety professional.  His role as a corporate safety director provides him valuable practical knowledge in approaching safety and health in the workplace and, if confirmed, he will be a valuable asset to OSHA.