Inside OSHA

June 14, 2024

Newsom Names Acting Cal/OSHA Chief As Agency’s Next Long-Term Head

June 7, 2024 at 5:52 PM
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has appointed Debra Lee as the permanent head of Cal/OSHA, a role she has filled in an acting capacity since early this year -- tasking her with working through the agency’s backlog of worker-safety rulemakings amid a stubbornly high staff vacancy rate. Newsom appointed Lee to the permanent Cal/OSHA post on June 6, almost six months after she assumed interim leadership of the agency following the departure of its previous head, Jeff Killip. Under California’s...

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