David Puente was appointed Statewide Compliance Manager for the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) in April 2010. This position has the authority and responsibility to manage statewide enforcement activities, which ensures employers are providing employees a safe and healthful workplace.
David has been with the Department since 1992 starting as Fraud Investigator. David joined DOSH in 1995 and served as a Safety and Health Specialist and Industrial Hygienist conducting occupational safety and health workplace inspections in the field. In 2003, David served as the DOSH Compliance Manager for Region 5 (Central Washington).
David has a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational safety and health from Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington. David enjoys serving his community by being a member of the Washington Officials Association; a member of the South Sound Football Official Association, South Sound Umpires Association, and Olympia Specialty Sports Umpires Association, officiating baseball and football in our surrounding communities.
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