Biden Taps California Safety Chief to Lead OSHA

The White House recently announced that President Biden will nominate Doug Parker, chief of California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), to serve as assistant secretary of labor for OSHA.

Parker helped craft California’s broad COVID-19 enforcement initiative, which compared to parallel regulations in other states is considered the most burdensome for employers. This as the Biden administration has made it clear that they intend “double the number of OSHA investigators.” Read more from OMA Connections Partner Fisher Phillips. 4/14/2021