John is a nationally recognized expert in the OSHA inspection and litigation process, policies, and procedures. After 32 years at OSHA, he retired in January, 2006 as Area Director of the OSHA office in Albany. He is a noted authority in the OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) and has ushered numerous companies into this recognition program as “STARS.” John has consulted with several organizations including General Electric, Northrop Grumman, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, and the U.S. Postal Service. John holds a master’s degree in Occupational Safety & Health Management from New York University along with a bachelor’s in Marine Transportation from the State University of New York Maritime College. To learn more about John and his North Start Consulting firm, connect with him on LinkedIn.