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OSHA names acting chief to replace Foulke (11/12)

November 12, 2008
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Thomas M. Stohler has been named Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA effective this past Monday, according to an OSHA press statement.

Stohler had been deputy assistant secretary for OSHA at the Department of Labor since May 2008. He developed and implemented policy goals and objectives of the administration. He also oversaw the regulatory, compliance assistance, OSHA state plan oversight, emergency response, training, administrative, and IT functions at the agency, according to the statement.

Prior to coming to OSHA, Stohler was a senior legislative officer for the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Labor. In this position, he served as the chief House and Senate liaison for OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA).

He has also worked in the student lending industry, and spent 10 years working for high tech and construction trade associations. Stohler has also worked for several members of Congress, most recently as the Legislative Director for Rep. John Boehner.

Stohler is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Policy and Economics.

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