Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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Howard Eberts

Director, Cleveland Area OSHA

Keep up with the latest news from OSHA as we welcome back Howie for the first meeting of the new program year. Bring your CEO and knock out that CEO attendance credit early! Howie's presentation will include:

  •  OSHA inspection statistics and results
  •  Recent significant OSHA enforcement actions
  •  Results from a study of OSHA fatality inspections
  •  OSHA’s enforcement plans and initiatives for the upcoming year
  •  OSHA's use of drones
Howard Eberts is a 1987 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

He started with OSHA as a Compliance Officer (Industrial Hygienist) in the Columbus Area Office in 1988 and then worked in the Chicago Regional Office from 2001-2006 as Assistant Regional Administrator for Cooperative and State Programs. Responsibilities as Assistant Regional Administrator included overseeing Region V's (six states) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), State and Consultation Programs, Training, Grant Programs, Emergency Preparedness and Response Program, and Compliance Assistance Activities, including Partnerships and Alliances. He returned to the Columbus Area Office in 2006 and served as the Compliance Assistance Specialist for that office until 2010 when he moved to the Cleveland Area Office as the Area Director in January, 2011.

Howie Currently oversees the Cleveland Area Office, an OSHA enforcement office with 28 people, including 18 Compliance Officers and two Whistleblower Investigators. The Cleveland Area Office is one of four OSHA Area Offices in Ohio, with Toledo, Columbus, and Cincinnati, and it covers twelve counties in the northeast corner of the State.