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December 23, 2019
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

U.S. Department of Labor Selects New Philadelphia Regional
Administrator for Occupational Safety and Health Administration

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor has selected Michael Rivera as the new Regional Administrator for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Philadelphia region.

Prior to accepting this position, Rivera was the Deputy Regional Administrator for the OSHA Philadelphia region. During his 28-year tenure with OSHA, he has held positions as an area director, assistant area director, compliance assistance specialist and compliance officer in offices in the Dallas region.

Trained as an industrial hygienist, he holds a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University, and has a strong background in general industry, maritime and construction safety and health.

"Mike Rivera has an exemplary career of nearly 30 years dedicated to protecting workers' safety and health," said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt. "I am confident that his leadership and expertise will continue to help OSHA achieve the mission of assuring safe and healthful working conditions."

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to help ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

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