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OSHA promotes Amanda Edens to deputy assistant secretary

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Washington — OSHA has appointed Amanda Edens deputy assistant secretary of the agency.

According to an April 1 press release, Edens has worked at the agency for 35 years, starting as an industrial hygienist. In 2012, she began serving as the director of the agency’s Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management. She also has served as acting director of the Directorate of Evaluation and Analysis and the Directorate of Enforcement Programs.

In addition, Edens contributed to the development of standards on asbestos, bloodborne pathogens and hexavalent chromium.


In her new role, Edens will supervise OSHA’s 10 regional administrators, along with the agency’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Directorate of Training and Education, and Directorate of Construction.

“Amanda Edens is a dedicated public servant focused on the agency’s mission of improving the safety and health of workers,” acting OSHA administrator Loren Sweatt said in the release. “I am confident that in her new role she will continue the mission of assuring safe and healthful workplaces for America’s workers.”

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