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OSHA Nominee Backs Criminal Penalties During Hearing

Law360, New York (December 5, 2017, 5:23 PM EST) -- President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration told a panel of senators Tuesday that he would consider pursuing criminal penalties against certain egregious workplace safety violators but stopped short of promising an increased effort to publicize violations through agency-issued press releases.

Scott Mugno offered his thoughts as part of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. Mugno was tapped in October to serve as assistant secretary of labor for occupational health and safety, replacing Dr....
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