Steven Rank was one of three appointees to State Fund’s Board of Directors in 2009, following AB 1874 which restructured and expanded membership on the board.
A strong advocate for safety, Rank is the Western Region Director of the Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust since 2004. Governor Gray Davis appointed him (as a labor representative) to serve as Chairman of the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board in 2003, and was reappointed to the board in 2007 by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In 1990, Rank was the National Safety Director for the Ironworking Contractors Insurance Program, a captive insurance company developed for high risk ironworking contractors. He was appointed to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Steel Erection Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee for the revision of the Federal OSHA Subpart R Steel Erection Standard. Rank successfully developed a series of training modules on steel erection, precast concrete erection, and reinforcing steel installation for the National Iron Workers Training Fund and the NEA - The Association of Union Constructors.
In 2002, Rank worked with labor and management representatives in California to develop the California Ironworkers Collectively Bargained Workers Compensation Program. He helped to facilitate alliance agreements with the American International Group, SeaBright Insurance Company, Old Republic Construction Program Group, and Zurich Construction to improve claims administration, safety performance, and underwriting qualifications for California employers and workers.Rank graduated from Central Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Engineering Technology.