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Epidemiologist Michaels Named to Head OSHA
29 July 2009 5:03 pm
Yesterday, the White House announced that it will nominate epidemiologist David Michaels to direct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Department of Labor agency that sets worker safety standards. Michaels is a familiar face to observers of environmental health policy. As an official at the Department of Energy in the late 1990s, he uncovered documentation of health risks to nuclear weapons workers and crafted a compensation program. After moving to George Washington University in Washington, D.C., he joined other scientists in protesting the manipulation of science in the Bush Administration. Kudos for his nomination are piling up, but Michaels is not without critics.