Former OSHA head garners acclaim for leadership

July 13, 2011
By Chris Saunders

ed-foulke2Edwin G. Foulke Jr. ’74 was named in June by a leading environmental health and safety publication as one of the top 50 influential professionals in his field.

This is the second straight year that EHS Today has named Foulke to the list that honors environment, health and safety leaders.

Foulke has dedicated more than 30 years in the labor and employment field, focusing on occupational safety and health issues, workplace violence risk assessment and prevention, and accident and fatality prevention.

In 2006, President George W. Bush appointed Foulke as head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). He held the position for two years — a period that saw workplace injury, illness and fatality rates drop to the lowest levels ever documented. He also wrote The Workplace Safety and Health Compliance Manual, which outlines all of OSHA’s standards.

Foulke is now a partner with Fisher & Phillips LLP and practices in Atlanta and Washington D.C.

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