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Dorothy Dougherty

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health

In January 2014, Dorothy Dougherty became the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Dorothy brings over 32 years of Federal experience to this position, having served for 22 years in OSHA and several years in the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) as an Industrial Hygienist and Coal Mine Inspector. Prior to becoming our Deputy Assistant Secretary, she served as the Director of OSHA's Directorate of Standards and Guidance. Dorothy first joined OSHA as Chief of the Compliance and Technical Guidance Division for the Office of Federal Agency Programs. She also served the agency in other capacities, including Deputy Director of Technical Support and Executive Assistant for the OSHA Assistant Secretary. A graduate of Old Dominion University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health, she also holds a Master of Science degree in Safety from Marshall University.

Dorothy Dougherty

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