Director of the Office of General Industry and Agricultural Enforcement, OSHA

Art Buchanan is the Director of the Office of General Industry and Agricultural Enforcement under the Directorate of Enforcement Programs at OSHA’s National Office in Washington, D.C.  He has been in this position since December, 1999.

Mr. Buchanan’s responsibilities include planning, designing, coordinating and administering a national safety enforcement program for general industry and agriculture.

Art started his career with OSHA in July, 1979 as a Safety and Health Specialist in OSHA’s Philadelphia Area Office, where he inspected numerous general industry and construction facilities to verify OSHA compliance.

Before joining the National Office, Art was promoted to the Assistant Area Director in the OSHA Philadelphia Area office. In DC, Mr. Buchanan served as a Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for OSHA for two years prior to becoming an Office Director.