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OSHA names Scott Ketcham director of construction directorate

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Washington — Scott Ketcham is the new director of OSHA’s Directorate of Construction.

According to a Sept. 16 press release, Ketcham has been deputy director since February 2017. He also has been acting head since January, succeeding Dean McKenzie, who died Nov. 4 after a long bout with cancer, according to a Bloomberg Environment report.

Before joining the OSHA national office, Ketcham served for 19 years in multiple roles at OSHA regional offices in the Dallas, Philadelphia and Seattle areas. His titles included acting deputy regional administrator, area director and compliance officer.

“Scott Ketcham is a dedicated public servant,” acting OSHA administrator Loren Sweatt said in the release. “He has demonstrated strong leadership throughout his OSHA career.”

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