OSHA Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels appointed Dean McKenzie as the new director of the agency's Directorate of Construction. McKenzie has been with OSHA for seven years including serving as deputy director of DOC.
McKenzie's experience in the construction field spans more than four decades. He began his career in the steel mills of Gary, Ind., as a journeyman millwright, and he worked industrial construction in Indiana, Florida, Colorado and the Caribbean. He has been a licensed general contractor, business owner, and project and operations manager.
During his years with OSHA, his accomplishments include addressing fatalities in the communication tower industry, building a strong relationship with the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health, and taking a lead role in the Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction campaign.
"Dean has been a valuable member of the OSHA team," said Michaels. "I congratulate him on his new position, and I am confident he will continue with his forward thinking and innovative leadership in DOC."