Flash Report: DOSH Names New Chief

After a nationwide search, Cal/OSHA’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health has a new Chief. Debra Lee, a 30-year Cal/OSHA veteran, is the Acting Chief.

An industrial hygienist by training, she was named Acting Chief earlier this year when Jeff Killip departed. She rose through the ranks and became Deputy Chief for Field Enforcement. Before that, Lee was a regional and district manager during her long tenure at DOSH.

Before her tenure at Cal/OSHA, Lee honed her skills and knowledge as an Industrial Hygienist at Northrup Grumman, Health Science Associates, and TRW Electronics and Defense. She also contributed her expertise as a hazardous waste specialist for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Lee earned a Bachelor of Science in environmental and occupational safety and health from Cal State Northridge.