DOL Inspector General Headed for New Post

U.S. Labor Department Inspector General Gordon Heddell is the president's choice to be the Defense Department's inspector general.

Gordon Heddell, inspector general of the U.S. Department of Labor for hthe past eight years, is bound for a more important position: President Obama announced May 28 that he will nominate Heddell to be the Defense Department's inspector general.

Heddell has been DoD's acting inspector general for the past year, in addition to being DOL's IG. He has been a federal employee since 1966, beginning as an army Chief Warrant Officer, helicopter pilot, serving in Korea and Taiwan during the Vietnam War. He then served for 29 years in the U.S. Secret Service.

He progressed in the Secret Service to the position of assistant director, leading the Secret Service's Inspection and Internal Affairs programs worldwide, according to the White House.

Heddell's office issued two significant reports shortly after the Bush adminstration left office in January 2009 that found OSHA's enhanced enforcement program was poorly managed during the last years of the administration and that no documented work products resulted from a highly paid consultant's time during former OSHA Administrator Ed Foulke Jr.'s tenure.

Heddell is a former member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and was the creator of the Secret Service's mentoring program at two Washington, D.C., public schools, according to the White House.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • The Top 5 Safety and Technology Trends to Watch

    Get the latest on trends you can expect to hear more about in 2019, including continued growth of mobile safety applications, wearable technology, and smart PPE; autonomous vehicles; pending OSHA recordkeeping rulemaking; and increased adoption of international safety standard, ISO 45001.

  • Analyze Incident Data

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Safety Training 101

    When it comes to safety training, no matter the industry, there are always questions regarding requirements and certifications. We’ve put together a guide on key safety training topics, requirements for certifications, and answers to common training questions.

  • Conduct EHS Inspections and Audits

    Record and manage your organization’s inspection data with IndustrySafe’s Inspections module. IndustrySafe’s pre-built forms and checklists may be used as is, or can be customized to better suit the needs of your organization.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - January 2019

    January / February 2019

    Featuring:

    • PREVENTING ERRORS
      Production vs. Safety 
    • EMERGENCY SHOWERS & EYEWASH
      Meeting the Requirements for Emergency Equipment
    • CONSTRUCTION SAFETY
      The State of Contractor Safety
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      The Three Keys to Effective Chemical Management
    View This Issue