Kevin Dressman is the Director of the Office of Health and Safety.
Director, Office of Health and Safety
Kevin Dressman is the Director of the Office of Health and Safety, which establishes worker safety and health requirements and expectations for the Department of Energy (DOE) to ensure worker protection from the hazards associated with the Department’s operations. The Office provides assistance to Headquarters and field elements in implementation of policy, encouraging excellence in safety and health programs and resolving worker safety and health challenges. The Office conducts health studies to determine worker and public health effects from exposure to hazardous materials associated with Department operations and supports international health studies and programs. It also implements medical surveillance and screening programs for current and former workers and supports the Department of Labor in the implementation of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).
Mr. Dressman has 30 years of experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating occupational and nuclear safety, fire protection, environmental compliance, and physical security programs in a wide variety of mission environments at three Executive Branch agencies. From 2017 to 2021, Mr. Dressman served as the Director of the Office of Enforcement within the Office of Enterprise Assessments, the DOE organization that implements the Department’s Congressionally-authorized regulatory enforcement program in the areas of nuclear safety, worker safety and health, and classified information security. Previously, Mr. Dressman served as the Director of the DOE Office of Worker Safety and Health Enforcement, where he led a staff of senior technical experts who monitor DOE nuclear, non-nuclear, and high hazard research laboratory and industrial operations for worker safety and health performance and compliance with the Department’s occupational safety, industrial hygiene, fire protection, and related regulations and consensus standards.
Mr. Dressman previously served in senior management positions with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture where he led agency-wide programs for developing and implementing environmental, health, and safety (EHS) policies and programs as well as EHS inspections and audits.
Mr. Dressman earned a Master of Science degree in Environmental Science from Johns Hopkins University, a Bachelor of Science degree from Frostburg State University, and he maintains qualification as a DOE Senior Technical Safety Manager.