Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

California: Standards Board’s Manieri to Retire

Sacramento, California – Michael Manieri, who has served at Cal/OSHA for almost 40 years, the past 36 at the Standards Board, has announced his retirement, effective October 31. Manieri, who joined the board in 1985, has been its principal engineer since 2000, supervising a staff of six senior safety engineers. Manieri first joined Cal/OSHA as an industrial hygienist for the Division of Occupational Safety and Health. He also served at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the Toxic Substances Control Division of Cal-EPA, and several years in the private sector, including SRI International, Employee Benefits Insurance Co., Avanek, Inc., Applied Materials, and Safety Specialists, Inc. Source: Cal-OSHA Reporter

California: Cal/OSHA Appeals Board’s Berlin Retires

Sacramento, California – Lee Berlin, executive secretary and operations manager for the Cal/OSHA Appeals Board, is retiring after 10 years at the quasi-judicial body. Before joining OSHAB, Berlin was executive vice president of marketing for Commonwealth Land Title. She played a key role in building and administering OASIS, the board’s scheduling and information system, which has brought filing employer appeals into the 21st century. The paperless system “became especially important in the pandemic,” she says. Source: Cal-OSHA Reporter

Oregon OSHA Administrator Resigns to Take Job with Washington State

Salem, Oregon – OR-OSHA Administrator Michael Wood will leave his post at the end of this month to take a job with the State of Washington, the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services announced Tuesday. Wood’s last day with OR-OSHA is October 22. He has accepted a position as deputy director of operations for the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Wood, a certified safety professional, has served as administrator of OR-OSHA for 16 years. Prior to his current position, he worked for the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries for more than two decades. Source: KTVZ/Oregon OSHA’s Health and Safety Resource

NSC Names Paul Vincent Vice President of Workplace Practice

Itasca, Illinois – The National Safety Council has announced the appointment of Paul Vincent as workplace practice vice president. In this role, Vincent oversees NSC membership, thought leadership and workplace product offerings. As part of these responsibilities, Vincent will guide the Campbell Institute and Work to Zero programs, along with workplace research, to drive workplace safety thought leadership. He will also play a pivotal role in leading NSC consulting and network efforts, strengthening the council’s ability to provide dynamic workplace safety services to employers and safety leaders, and be responsible for NSC workplace products and services, including the COVID-19-related Safe Actions for Employee Returns (SAFER) initiative. With more than 30 years of experience leading business units, Vincent joined NSC from Florida-based Pylon Manufacturing Corporation, where he most recently served as chief supply chain officer and vice president of International Pylon. He previously held leadership roles at both North American and global companies, including Sengware, Hyperion Innovations, The Knockout Group, Turtle Wax and Dana. Source: National Safety Council

Michigan: Susan Corbin Appointed Permanent Director, Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

Lansing, Michigan – Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently announced the appointment of acting director of the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) Susan Corbin to serve as permanent director. Corbin has been the acting director of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity since October 2020. Previously, she was LEO’s senior chief deputy since its creation in August 2019. Today, she leads the department, with direct-line responsibility for the labor agencies and unemployment insurance offices. Corbin has served in multiple roles across state government, including as a senior advisor in the office of Governor Whitmer, director of customer assistance in the Michigan Public Service Commission, deputy director and chief of staff for the Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth where she had oversight responsibility for the Unemployment Insurance Agency, the Worker’s Compensation Agency, and MIOSHA. She also served as director of appointments for Governor Granholm. Ms. Corbin began her professional career working for the Michigan Departments of Commerce, Labor and Transportation. Source:

Ohio: Erie County Names New Assistant Health Commissioner

Sandusky, Ohio – Erie County’s health board has named Richard “Trey” Barry Hardy III Hardy assistant health commissioner for Erie County. Hardy will assume some of the administrative load currently handled by Erie County’s health commissioner, Pete Schade. Hardy will concentrate in human resources, agency compliance, epidemiology and behavioral health. He has served as chief of behavioral health at the health department since 2017, running the detox center and the health department’s mental health and substance use disorder treatment programs. He is winding up his current term as a member of the Huron city council and did not seek another term. Source: Sandusky Register