James J. Sullivan, Jr. Sworn-In As OSHRC Chairman

James J. Sullivan, Jr. Sworn-In As OSHRC Chairman

James J. Sullivan, Jr. was sworn-in today as Chairman of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. Chairman Sullivan, who was unanimously confirmed as a Commissioner by the U.S. Senate on August 3, 2017, was elevated to Chairman by President Trump on July 19, 2019. He fills the seat previously held by former Chairman Heather MacDougall.

Prior to joining the Review Commission, Commissioner Sullivan was a shareholder with Cozen O'Connor with a practice focused on labor and employment law and workplace safety and health matters. He was formerly the management co-chair of the American Bar Association Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Law and, previously in his career, was a partner at Pepper Hamilton and a shareholder at Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Sullivan served as Vice-President of Labor and Employment Law and Deputy General Counsel for Comcast.

Upon his being sworn in as Chairman, Commissioner Sullivan stated, "I am very honored to be named by the President to as a Chairman of the Review Commission and to continue to have the opportunity to bring my experience to this significant agency in public service to our country."

Mr. Sullivan received a B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

The Review Commission is an independent Federal agency tasked with adjudicating disputes under the Occupational Safety and Health Act between the Department of Labor, employers, and employees arising from contested workplace safety inspections.