SCHAUMBURG - The White House announced that President Biden will nominate Doug Parker, current chief of California’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), to serve as Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Parker had recently served on Biden’s transition team and previously for the Obama Administration. Biden is still considering whether to issue an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to create a set of enforceable, COVID-19-related workplace safety regulations.
Notably, Parker helped craft the California ETS, which compared to parallel regulations out of Michigan, Oregon, and Virginia, is considered the most burdensome for employers. More HERE.