Principal, Mercer ORC Networks
Steve has over 35 years of experience in occupational safety and health and related issues. He currently leads the Executive Business Issues Forum, and contributes to several other Mercer ORC HSE networks, including the main Occupational Safety and Health Group, the OSH Lawyers Group, and the Global Safety and Health Forum. He works extensively with member companies, and addresses topics such as fatality and serious injury prevention, performance metrics and management system implementation, safety and health recordkeeping, contractor safety and health, integrated employee health and wellness programs, and safety and health value analysis.
Steve joined ORC in January 1998. Prior to ORC, he was on the Executive Staff of the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as the Director of the OSHA Office of Statistics, with responsibility for targeting OSHA inspections, measuring Agency performance, maintaining the national recordkeeping and reporting system and conducting general data analysis in support of Agency programs. Before joining OSHA, he headed the ongoing safety and health statistical programs for the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). While at BLS, Steve authored the well-known OSHA Recordkeeping Guidelines, otherwise known as the “OSHA Bluebook.”
Steve obtained his B.S. degree in economics from the University of Maryland and his J.D. degree from the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University. He is a past member of the District of Columbia and Maryland State Bars.