Ed Stern

Edward Stern worked in the US Department of Labor in Washington, DC for 41 years, as a senior policy/program analyst and supervisory economist. After joining OSHA in 1985, he supervised research

and economic modeling of the costs, benefits, and feasibility of proposed regulations in the Directorate of Policy. He guided teams of health scientists, engineers, doctors, systems analysts, and attorneys from OSHA, the Department, and the public sector to develop online “Expert Advisors.”
These delivered OSHA decision-making expertise to the public via the Internet. In 1999 and 2000, Stern was the spokesperson on this strategy for Vice President Al Gore’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government. In 2002, he was appointed by the head of EPA to the 2nd Compliance Assistance Advisory Committee.  Later, he also served as OSHA’s technical advisor to the U.S. Surgeon General’s workgroup on Second-Hand Smoke.  Currently, Stern writes on workplace violence in occupational safety and HR magazines.