Thomas M. Stohler was named Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, effective Nov. 10, 2008, according to an announcement by the agency.
Stohler had been Deputy Assistant Secretary for OSHA at the U.S. Department of Labor since May 2008. He oversaw the regulatory, compliance assistance, OSHA state plan oversight, emergency response, training, administrative and IT functions at the agency, according to OSHA’s Web site.
Prior to working for OSHA, Stohler was a Senior Legislative Officer for the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Labor. In this capacity, he served as the principle House and Senate liaison for OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration.
Stohler is a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Policy and Economics.