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Jess Lankford named Chief Administrative Officer of Nevada OSHA

Carson City, NV- Division of Industrial Relations Administrator Don Soderberg recently appointed Jess Lankford as Chief Administrative Officer of the Nevada OSHA section.  He will be responsible for managing internal and external relationships with private and public employers and employees statewide to regulate and promote workplace safety.  The appointment is effective August 18.

Lankford has more than 14 years of practical field experience in the areas of workplace safety and compliance. Prior to his appointment, he served as program coordinator with Nevada OSHA where he managed the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).  He also served as a senior safety specialist with both the Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) and Nevada OSHA in northern and southern Nevada.  Previously, he worked in private industry as a health and safety representative.

“Jess has a wealth of workplace safety experience in all corners of the state,” said Soderberg.  “I look forward to working with him to create an environment where the promotion of workplace safety and facilitation of a positive business climate go hand-in-hand.”

Lankford is a certified Safety and Health Practitioner with the State of Nevada Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS). He has completed more than 540 hours of technical and supervisory training with the Department of Labor Occupational Training Institute. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University.