Scott McKenzie Appointed as the New Utah OSHA Director
Below are some words from Mr. McKenzie about his appointment.
I would like to take this opportunity to share with you my goals for the division. It’s my vision to take Utah OSHA and its staff to a higher level of excellence by improving the division’s relationship with local businesses and government agencies at both the state and municipal level. In order to accomplish this, we are focusing on three strategies:
1) We will increase our efforts in order to have a strong, fair and effective enforcement program.
2) We will increase our outreach and education programs.
3) Improve our partnerships and cooperative programs in order to strengthen our relationships with the people we serve.
About me: I hold a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Webster University and national certifications as both a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) and as a Certified Safety Management Practitioner (CSMP).
Prior to this appointment, I worked for the Utah Department of Health. I also served 32 years in the U.S. Navy as a public health officer and as an occupational safety and health official.
I am a native of Taylorsville, Utah and graduated from Cottonwood High School. I joined the Navy enlisted ranks after graduation and progressed up to the rank of Chief Petty Officer before finishing my bachelor’s degree and being commissioned as a Medical Service Corps officer. I recently retired from the Navy at the rank of Commander. Some of my most rewarding assignments were working with several foreign governments as a Public Health advisor.
My wife Jacklyn and I have two sons, Jeremiah and Jonathan. We enjoy outdoor activities and doing things together as a family.
I look forward to working to make Utah a safer place for everyone.