Flash Report: New Cal/OSHA Chief Named

Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Jeff Killip as the new chief of the Division of Occupational Safety and Health. Killip has been acting deputy assistant director at Washington state’s version of DOSH.

“Jeff has extensive experience in workplace health and safety and public policy,” says Katie Hagen, director of the Department of Industrial Relations in announcing the hire. Killip’s start date has not been announced.

In addition to his current post at Washington DOSH, including senior program manager for education and outreach, industrial hygiene technical policy manager, and standards program manager.

Killip holds a Master of Public Health degree from John Hopkins University and a law degree from Seattle University. He has been at Washington DOSH since 2013.

One stakeholder tells Cal-OSHA Reporter that his contacts in Washington say “he’s a good guy and leads like a coach.”