Scott Mugno, the American Transportation Research Institute’s research advisory committee chairman, has been nominated to lead the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

Mugno has been actively involved with ATRI for more than a decade. He currently serves as vice president of safety, sustainability, and vehicle maintenance at FedEx Ground.  At FedEx, he held a variety of safety-related roles since 1994 and has twice received FedEx's highest honor, the FedEx Five Star Award, for his safety leadership at FedEx Express. 

"Scott has always shown a commitment not only to safety but to using good data and input to determine how best to improve safety," said Rebecca Brewster, ATRI president.  "He has repeatedly demonstrated this commitment through his involvement with ATRI and it is a trait that I know will make him a strong and fair regulator."

American Trucking Associations also congratulated Mugno on the nomination. Mugno served on or led a number of ATA policy committees including the Safety Policy Committee, Labor and Regulatory Affairs Policy Committee, the Hazardous Materials Committee, the Hours-of-Service Subcommittee and the Ergonomics Subcommittee.

“Scott is a very familiar face to ATA, having been a longtime and active member in our organization,” said Chris Spear, ATA president and CEO. “Throughout that whole time, he has been a strong and committed voice for safety and responsibility. He is an outstanding choice to lead OSHA and I look forward to working with him after his swift confirmation.”