May 15, 2024 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Robert (Bob) Momany is the Executive Director and a practicing Occupational Safety & Health Professional for the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio, which is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 community based safety services agency. The Safety Council provides safety and regulatory compliance education, training, and consultation to a wide variety of employers and industries. In his executive role, he is responsible for overseeing and managing agency services, programs, conducting training, safety audits and consultations, marketing, and program development. Bob is a graduate of the University of Toledo.

Carl Habekost is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Management at the University of Findlay. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate regulatory compliance courses. He is also an attorney licensed to practice in Ohio and Federal Courts with over 30 years’ experience in assisting companies as well as safety and health professionals with EPA and OSHA regulatory compliance. He is an active member in the Safety Council of Northwest Ohio including acting as Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee. Carl is a former Staff Hearing Officer of the Industrial Commission of Ohio with experience adjudicating disputed issues involving workplace injuries and occupational diseases. He has assisted safety and health professionals in developing safety policies, employment policies and environmental protection policies designed to protect employees from workplace hazards. He is OSHA 30 hours certified in both General Industry and Construction and retains certifications as a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist and Certified Occupational Safety Manager. His research is focused on the impact that non-occupational factors such as geography and cultural issues might have on occupational health hazards.