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David Michaels

David Michaels

A GW research professor in the School of Public Health and Health Services will be nominated as the assistant secretary of labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the White House announced Tuesday.

David Michaels, who previously served as the assistant secretary of energy for environment, safety and health in the Clinton administration, will be responsible for leading OSHA, which seeks to prevent injuries, illnesses and death in American workplaces.

Michaels’ nomination requires confirmation from the Senate.

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