OSHA Directorate of Construction McKenzie Passes

Originally published by the following source: National Framers CouncilNovember 14, 2018
by Kevin Kutschenreuter


The National Framers Council (NFC) is sad to report the death of OSHA Directorate of Construction Dean McKenzie. Dean passed on November 4 after a yearlong battle with cancer. During his time with OSHA, Dean was dedicated to promoting safety within the construction industry. “On behalf of the NFC we offer our deepest sympathies and prayers for Dean’s family,” says Scott Stevens, NFC president.

An article from Wireless Estimator discusses the role Dean played in working toward safety specifically within the wireless construction sector:

"In his nine years with OSHA, McKenzie accomplished many things, including addressing fatalities in the communication tower industry, building a strong relationship with the Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, and taking a lead role in the Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction campaign.

With more than 40 years of experience in the field of construction, McKenzie had an exceptional understanding of the safety and health issues facing the industry."

Scott and past NFC president Ken Shifflett had the opportunity to meet Dean at a meeting in Washington, DC. “I was very impressed that he invited us to his office to discuss worker safety. He was very interested in hearing what we had to say. He was not what I would envision your typical bureaucrat would be like,” says Scott.

You may view Dean’s obituary here.

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