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President Bush Reveals Nomination for OSHA Chief

September 15 2005
Safety and Health

President Bush has announced that he intends to nominate Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., to lead OSHA as Assistant Secretary of Labor.

Foulke is a partner with the law firm of Jackson Lewis, LLP in Greenville, South Carolina. Foulke previously served as chairman of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. He also served as an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s Dominican College in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bush made the announcement today.

Jonathan L. Snare, as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, has been serving as the head of the agency. The Bush administration appointed Snare to the position of Acting Assistant Secretary for OSHA after John Henshaw announced that he would depart the agency on December 31, 2004. Snare served in that position from January 1 through July 31, 2005.

In addition, the president announced that he plans on nominating Richard Stickler, of West Virginia, to lead the Mine Safety and Health Administration. Stickler served as Director of Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Deep Mine Safety. Earlier in his career, he worked for Beth Energy Mines, Inc., for thirty years.

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