Scientist nominated for head OSHA position

OSHA Healthcare Connection, August 4, 2009

President Obama has nominated David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, to lead OSHA, according to a July 28 White House news release.

Michaels, a research professor and interim chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, is a critic of manufacturers of dangerous products who oppose public health and environmental regulations.

For more on Michaels and reactions to his selection see, “Obama taps epidemiologist to lead OSHA.”

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