On September 16, 2019, the Department of Labor announced that Scott Ketcham is the new director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Directorate of Construction (DOC). Since February 2017, Ketcham has served as the deputy director of DOC. Prior to this, Ketcham worked for 19 years as an OSHA acting deputy regional administrator, area director, assistant area director and compliance officer and manager in the Seattle, Dallas and Philadelphia regions. Prior to joining OSHA, Ketcham was a staff industrial hygienist with the U.S. Army Medical Activity at Bassett Army Hospital. He retired from the U.S. Army after 24 years of active and reserve service. The DOC provides workplace safety standards and regulations to ensure safe working conditions for the nation’s construction workers.