NC Virtual Luncheon and Q&A: NC Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson - 6/9/2021
Carolinas AGC hosted this NC Virtual Luncheon and Q&A featuring NC Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson and his key staff on Wednesday, June 9, 20201. The commissioner stressed the importance of fall protection, safety, and using the NC Department of Labor’s consultative bureau to get safety advice on jobsites with no citations or punitive damages. Some of the top safety challenges cited by NCDOL staff involve fall protection in residential construction, lack of eye protection, general fall protection and ladders. CAGC continues its strong alliance with the labor departments in the Carolinas to improve safety in the construction industry in North and South Carolina. “You can’t get any more relevant than being safe,” Dobson told CAGC attendees.
6/9/2021 NC Luncheon: NC Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson
About Josh Dobson
Josh Dobson was sworn in as North Carolina’s 18th labor commissioner on Jan. 2, 2021, after serving eight years in the state House of Representatives. Dobson represented the 85th district covering Avery, McDowell and Mitchell counties located in the western part of the state. Dobson is a native of McDowell County and currently resides in Nebo with his wife, Valerie, and his daughter, Kennedy.
Dobson served as a McDowell County Commissioner from 2010 to 2012 before being appointed in 2013 to the 85th House district seat. Dobson was appointed to replace Mitch Gillespie, who left to accept a position with the McCrory administration. Dobson subsequently ran and won re-election to the 85th district seat in 2014, 2016 and 2018.
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