OSHA Has a New Chief for Its Construction Directorate

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | September 24, 2019
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a new head of its Directorate of Construction. The new director, Scott Ketcham, worked for 19 years as an OSHA acting deputy regional administrator, area director, assistant area director, and compliance officer and manager in offices in the Seattle, Dallas, and Philadelphia regions. Prior to his work with OSHA, he spent five years as a staff industrial hygienist with the U.S. Army Medical Activity at Bassett Army Hospital on Ft. Wainwright, Alaska.
 
Ketcham holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Alaska, a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Texas A&M University, and is a Certified Safety Professional. He retired from the Army after 24 years of active and reserve service.
 
“He has a strong background in the general industry, maritime and construction industries,” according to an OSHA news release.
 

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