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Loren Sweatt appointed deputy assistant secretary of labor

Loren Sweatt

Washington – Loren Sweatt is the new OSHA deputy assistant secretary of labor, the agency has announced. Her appointment was effective July 24.

Sweatt most recently served as a senior policy advisor for the House Education and the Workforce Committee. She has been involved in workplace safety issues for 15 years, working with organizations including OSHA and the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Sweatt is the first OSHA appointee under President Donald Trump’s administration. She fills the role previously held by Jordan Barab, who served under former President Barack Obama.

According to an agency organizational chart, OSHA has yet to fill positions for assistant secretary, chief of staff and senior advisors. On Jan. 10, David Michaels stepped down from his role as OSHA administrator to return to an academic career at George Washington University.

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