NSC Statement on Confirmation of Doug Parker as Assistant Secretary for OSHA - National Safety Council

NSC Statement on Confirmation of Doug Parker as Assistant Secretary for OSHA

The Council anticipates working closely with Mr. Parker toward our shared goal of zero workplace fatalities.

October 26, 2021

Itasca, Ill. – The National Safety Council is pleased with the Senate confirmation of Doug Parker as assistant secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration at the Department of Labor. This is the first confirmed leader in that position in more than four and a half years and is needed as the nation continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic in workplaces and communities. 

With a confirmed national workplace safety leader, NSC looks forward to working with Mr. Parker and OSHA in the following ways:

  • Increasing vaccine uptake among workers through employers to truly move the pandemic behind us
  • Reversing the upward trend of workplace fatalities
  • Increasing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace safety field

At NSC, the health and safety of U.S. workers are at the forefront of decision-making, and the Council anticipates working closely with Mr. Parker toward our shared goal of zero workplace fatalities.

About the National Safety Council
The National Safety Council is America’s leading nonprofit safety advocate – and has been for over 100 years. As a mission-based organization, we work to eliminate the leading causes of preventable death and injury, focusing our efforts on the workplace, roadway and impairment. We create a culture of safety to not only keep people safer at work, but also beyond the workplace so they can live their fullest lives.