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Biden nominates California safety chief as head of OSHA

April 14, 2021

Contractors can look to President Barack Obama’s administration for clues as to how a Parker-run OSHA might operate, said attorney Phillip Russell with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, who represents construction industry clients with OSHA citations and other safety issues.

“Under Parker, OSHA will resume the type of priorities and strategies favored by OSHA under the Obama administration,” he said. “As with [David] Michaels then, Parker will use enforcement by shaming and issue press releases when citations are issued instead of when they become final. Employers should also expect more inspections, more citations, less negotiating and more litigating.”

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