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Anne Soiza, Assistant Director, Division of Occupational Safety & Health

Anne Soiza, Assistant Director, Division of Occupational Safety & Health

Anne Soiza was appointed assistant director for the Division of Occupational Safety & Health in March of 2012 after a lengthy career in public health and safety. She also currently serves as chair of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety & Health, which advises the U. S. Secretaries of Labor and Health and Human Services.

Anne started with Labor & Industries in 1987 in what is now the Division of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH). While at L&I, she held several industrial hygienist field and technical policy positions. She held the senior management positions for Training and Outreach and Statewide Compliance from 1998 – 2008.

Anne was appointed Washington's director of pipeline safety in 2008 at the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission. She returned to L&I late in 2009 as the deputy assistant director for L&I DOSH.

Anne has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Willamette University and worked in the chemical industry in the Midwest and the DOH (formally DSHS) Radiation Control Program before joining L&I.

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