Division of Industrial Relations Administrator Victoria Carreón has appointed William Gardner as Chief Administrative Officer of the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) effective July 19, 2021. He will be responsible for leading the state’s efforts to ensure safe and healthful working conditions by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
Gardner has more than eight years of workplace safety experience. He joined Nevada OSHA in 2017 and has served as a supervisor for the past two years. Prior to joining Nevada OSHA, he served as a safety specialist and manager in private industry where he was responsible for achieving compliance with safety standards for thousands of employees at multiple facilities on a fixed budget.
“Mr. Gardner has extensive workplace safety experience and took a key leadership role during the COVID-19 pandemic by managing intake and resolution of an unprecedented number of workplace safety complaints,” Administrator Carreón said. “I look forward to working with him to continue to improve workplace safety outcomes in Nevada.”
Gardner is a Certified Safety Management Specialist. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University.