Dr David Michaels was confirmed to be the next head of OSHA. On December 3, 2009, the US Senate finally confirmed Dr. Michaels as the Assistant Secretary of Labor to oversee OSHA. Dr. Michaels is coming from George Washington University where he was interim chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health in the School of Public Health. He previously served as the Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Environmental Safety and Health under the Clinton Administration.
Dr. Michaels authored Doubt is Their Product: How Industry’s Assault on Science Threatens Your Health.
To read more about Dr. Michaels, see his biography as a faculty member of George Washington University.