It is widely believed that Snare is vying to make his current position permanent, numerous industryHey, if he's OK for industry, what else is there to be said?
"He definitely wants the job and he has done well as acting head," an industry source says. Industry officials were originally disgruntled by Snare’s appointment
because of his previous position in the Labor Department Solicitors Office.
"Snare seems to be shrugging off the stigma of the solicitor’s office. He’s been very open to industry concerns," one industry official says.
Other candidates for the slot seem to be Stuart Burkhammer is currently director of construction services within OSHA’s contruction office. Burkhammer was principal vice president and manager for corporate environment, safety and health services at the construction company Bechtel for 10 years. Another candidate receiving mention is Sherwood Kelly, the senior vice president of safety in the construction risk management group at Willis Corp., a risk management and insurance intermediary company.
But NIOSH Director John Howard and industry lawyer Horace (Topper) Thompson are still considered the leading candidates for the job, according to Inside OSHA.