OSHA Appoints New Construction Directorate Chief

Dean McKenzie has more than 40 years of experience in construction, having started in the steel mills of Gary, Ind., as a journeyman millwright in the mid-1970s.

OSHA has appointed a new director for its Directorate of Construction, with Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels announcing he has selected Dean McKenzie to fill that position. McKenzie was the director of OSHA's Office of Construction Services in 2012-2013 and became the deputy director in 2013; he has been its acting director since January 2016.

He has more than 40 years of experience in construction, having started in the steel mills of Gary, Ind., as a journeyman millwright in the mid-1970s. McKenzie later worked in construction in Indiana, Florida, Colorado, and the Caribbean and has been a licensed general contractor, business owner, and project and operations manager, according to OSHA's announcement, which said McKenzie has taken a lead role in the annual Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction campaigns.

"Dean has been a valuable member of the OSHA team. I congratulate him on his new position, and I am confident he will continue with his forward thinking and innovative leadership in DOC," Michaels said.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Easy to Use Safety Incident App

    Record incidents on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Collect data for multiple types of incidents including including near misses, vehicle and environmental incidents, and employee and non-employee injuries; at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Complete Online Safety Training Courses

    Deliver state-of-the art, online safety training courses to your organization with IndustrySafe Training Management Software. Generate reports to track training compliance and automatically notify learners of upcoming or overdue classes.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus