Edward Stern served the U.S. Department of Labor for 40+ years as a senior economist and policy/program analyst. He developed regulations, analyzed enforcement strategies and innovated methods of compliance assistance. For the last 27 years, in OSHA, he examined health and safety risks and regulatory feasibility. He also led teams of scientists, IH’s, engineers, doctors, nurses, systems analysts and attorneys from the Department of Labor and the public sector to develop interactive, diagnostic “Expert Advisors” to answer which, whether and how OSHA rules applied to situations. DOL adopted this approach for many other labor law issues. He presented a study on bullying at the Labor and Employment Relations Association annual conference in 2007. He wrote the workplace bullying and psychological aggression chapter of “Halt the Violence” (e-book, Amazon). He is a researcher and advisor on workplace bullying to management and labor, and an accepted, expert witness on bullying in arbitration cases. As a retired fed, he represents AFGE Local 12 on the USDOL Workplace Violence Committee. He can be reached at edwardxa12@hotmail.com.

Posts by Edward Stern

in EHS OutLoud Blog Dec 19, 2016

An Open Letter to District Attorneys Regarding Dollar General's Continued Negligence

Editor's Note: The following is an open letter to various district attorneys regarding the alleged negligence of Dollar General stores and....More
in EHS OutLoud Blog Nov 29, 2016

District Attorneys Should Enforce Reckless Endangerment Laws for Dollar General

OSHA repeatedly has fined Dollar General stores for blocking fire exits, a violation that has an infamous, tragic history. The story begins with a....More
in EHS OutLoud Blog Dec 04, 2015

The Conviction of Don Blankenship: What Does it Mean?

You have seen the news. The jury convicted Don Blankenship of conspiracy to willfully violate mandatory federal mine safety and health standards at....More
in EHS OutLoud Blog Sep 10, 2015

Why the Homicide Conviction in California for Trenching Violations Could Contribute to Workplace Safety

Some forms of work involve the risk of injury, and employers and workers are morally and legally obliged to minimize the risk of serious harm and....More
in EHS OutLoud Blog Oct 23, 2014

What It Means To Be on OSHA’s Severe Violator List

It is understandable, as EHS Today has reported, that businesses would not want to be on OSHA’s Severe Violators list....More

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