Juliann Sum to serve as CalOSHA acting chief

By CMTA Staff

Capitol Update, Sept. 6, 2013

Christine Baker, Director of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), announced this week that Juliann Sum will serve as the Acting Chief of Cal/OSHA following the resignation of Ellen Widess. 

Sum joined DIR in May 2012 as a Special Advisor to Director Baker, previously serving at UC Berkeley from 1994 to 2012 as Project Director with the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, and Consulting Attorney and Industrial Hygienist with the Labor Occupational Health Program. Her extensive experience includes work as an Associate Attorney with the Environmental Law Foundation and Industrial Hygienist and Business Representative with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1245. 
Sum earned a law degree (with honors) from UC Hastings College of the Law, a Master of Science degree in environmental health sciences from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Science degree in biophysics from Brown University. According to Director Baker, Sum’s focus will be on prevention – strong enforcement, compliance, outreach and education. CMTA looks forward to working with her.
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