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NEWS Utah Labor Commission


October 28, 2013

CONTACT: Elena Bensor
Community Relations / Public Information Officer
(801) 530-6918 / cell: (801)707-1108

Labor Commissioner Appoints New UOSH Director


SALT LAKE CITY – Commissioner Sherrie Hayashi recently announced the appointment of Scott A McKenzie as the new Director of the Utah Occupational Safety & Health (UOSH) Division of the Utah Labor Commission.

Scott McKenzieScott McKenzie holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Webster University and has earned his national certifications as both, a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) and as a Certified Safety Management Practitioner (CSMP).

Prior to this appointment, McKenzie worked for the Utah Department of Health. He also served with the U.S. Department of Defense as a public health officer and as an occupational safety and health official. His experience also includes working with several foreign governments.

“I look forward to serving the people of this great State and strengthening our new and current partnerships with private sector employers, state and local government agencies and their respective workforces” McKenzie said. “I joined the Labor Commission because I want to make a difference and play a key role in the well-being of our state's workforce.” he added.

"Scott's extensive leadership and background in public and occupational safety and health provide the skills critical to the success of UOSH," said Commissioner Hayashi. "His background in the private sector, local government and federal agencies provide a well rounded perspective," said Ms. Hayashi, "I am fully confident he is up to the task."

UOSH is the State Plan Program which satisfies federal OSHA requirements. To learn more about the division, please visit our website.