217279 OHS Talking Heads: Worker health and safety in the Obama Administration

Monday, November 8, 2010 : 4:30 PM - 4:50 PM

David Michaels, PhD, MPH , Department of Environmental & Occupational Health, The George Washington University/School of Public Health and Health Services, Washington, DC
John Howard, MD, JD , NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH
Gregory R. Wagner, MD , Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Arlington, WA
Kathleen McPhaul, PhD , School of Nursing, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
This session will feature brief presentations by senior officials of US federal worker health and safety agencies, including OSHA, MSHA and NIOSH. The speakers will discuss current agency policy and research initiatives, efforts to reduce occupational health disparities, and advance worker rights and protections.

Learning Areas:
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Occupational health and safety
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this session, the learner will be able to: (1) list the regulatory and research priorities of the federal agencies responsible for worker health and safety; and (2) describe the practices and opportunities for inter-agency collaboration on worker health and safety initiatives.

Keywords: Occupational Injury and Death, Occupational Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the chair of the Occupational Health & Safety Section
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.