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OSHA Trade Release
May 17, 2004
Contact: Bill Wright
Phone: (202) 693-1999
Dr. Keith Goddard as Head of OSHA's Evaluation and Analysis Directorate
WASHINGTON -- Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health John Henshaw announced today the selection of Dr. Keith Goddard to head OSHA's Directorate of Evaluation and Analysis. Dr. Goddard comes to OSHA after having served as the director of Maryland's Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) program.
"I am personally pleased, and the agency is fortunate, to have someone with Keith's knowledge, background and experience in occupational safety and health join the OSHA team at the federal level," Henshaw said. "I'm delighted that he's agreed to accept this important position. His wealth of experience at the state level and in the private sector will enhance our abilities to continue moving the agency forward, particularly in leading the agency's efforts in evaluating the effectiveness of our programs."
Dr. Goddard is scheduled to assume his duties on May 17 and will manage a directorate of approximately 50 professionals. The directorate consists of four separate offices: Evaluations and Audit Analysis; Program Review; Regulatory Affairs; and Statistical Analysis.
Dr. Goddard earned his doctorate from the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. A professional engineer and certified safety professional, he developed his background in environmental occupational safety and health in the electric utility industry. As the Commissioner for Labor and Industry in the Department of Labor Licensing and Regulation for the state of Maryland, he was responsible for the MOSH program, in addition to the States Boiler, Pressure Vessel, Railroad, and Amusement Ride Safety Inspection units.
Dr. Goddard is a current member, and past chair, of the Occupational Safety and Health State Plan Association Board of Directors. He also serves on OSHA's Information Technology Executive Steering Committee.
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