OSHA taps Maddux to head Directorate of Construction

Washington – Jim Maddux was named OSHA's new director of the Directorate of Construction by agency administrator David Michaels on Dec. 20.

Maddux has been with OSHA since 1990, when he worked as a statistician. He later joined the Directorate of Standards and Guidance, where he most recently served as the director of the Office of Physical Hazards and acting director of the Office of Engineering Safety.

"Jim has been a valuable member of the OSHA team for over 20 years," Michaels said in a press release. "I am confident that he will be an effective leader in construction safety working to accomplish the agency's mission or protecting America's workers."

Before Maddux's appointment, the Directorate of Construction was led by acting head Ben Bare, who also serves as its deputy director.

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