Washington – Already in its longest period without a permanent administrator, OSHA will have to wait even longer, as Scott Mugno has withdrawn from consideration as the agency’s assistant secretary of labor, according to a Bloomberg Law report published May 15.
“Companies that fail in safety often are those that limit their strategy to ‘quick-fix’ approaches with no long-term vision of what they’re aiming to achieve,” says Guillermo Díaz of DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability, who poses five questions to safety leaders.
“Safety planning isn’t exclusive to the workplace. Safety must also be practiced at home,” says Don Martin of DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability, who says employers should encourage employees to “practice behavior at work that reinforces safety at home whenever potential risk is at play.”
“Organizations that implement oversimplified BBS systems are shortchanging themselves and their people,” says Jim Spigener of DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability, who encourages the use of system-focused BBS.
“Confirmation, overconfidence, sunk cost and optimism biases all are the results of the pleasure we feel when we’re right and the pain we feel when we’re wrong,” says Michael Mangan of DEKRA Organizational Safety and Reliability. So what can leaders do to overcome them?
Washington — Scott Mugno’s nomination to lead OSHA was resubmitted to the Senate a second time by President Donald Trump on Jan. 16. The administration also resubmitted Heidi King’s nomination to be administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.