The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the award of more than $11.6 million in grants to 93 nonprofit organizations nationwide to fund education and training on hazard recognition and prevention, and on rights of workers to safe workplaces and the responsibilities of employers to provide them.
Doug Parker, the former head of Cal/OSHA nominated by President Biden on April 9, 2021, to lead federal OSHA, steps into the most pressurized and politicized atmosphere in the agency’s 50-year history.
The Biden administration plans to nominate California official Doug Parker to lead OSHA as the assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, the White House said on Friday, April 9, 2021.
On his first day in office, President Biden sent a memorandum to the heads of executive departments and agencies to modernize the government’s regulatory review process, according to a statement released by the White House.
The Biden administration on Inauguration Day wasted no time in naming former United Steelworkers safety official Jim Frederick as acting chief of OSHA, part of a team of interim leaders at the Labor Department who will help jump start the new administration’s labor and employment agenda.
The National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH) congratulated Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, reported to be President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to become the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).