On July 22, 2019, James Sullivan was sworn in as Chairman of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. Chairman Sullivan was nominated by President Trump and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 3, 2017. Sullivan was previously a shareholder with Cozen O’Connor with a practice focused on labor and employment law and workplace safety and health matters. Sullivan is currently the only commissioner left on the panel, following the resignation of Chairwoman Heather MacDougall and term expiration of Commissioner Cynthia Attwood.
The last Chairwoman, Heather MacDougall, resigned from the Commission in March 2019 to become Amazon.com Inc.’s Vice President of Worldwide Employee Health and Safety. Commissioner Cynthia Attwood’s second term expired in April 2019.