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GW: Professor Invited to Speak with Taiwan, Korean Government Officials

Dr. David Michaels, a professor of environmental and occupational health at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, recently spoke in Korea and Taiwan.

In Taiwan, he spoke at events held by the Taiwan Occupational Hygiene Association and the Taiwan Occupational Safety and Health Administration. One was a forum in Taipei, where his talk focused on maximizing the effectiveness of workplace inspections. Dr. Michaels was the keynote speaker at the 2019 International Occupational Health Conference in Tainan, Taiwan, where he spoke about worker safety. While in Taiwan, Dr. Michaels met with Taiwan Vice President Chen Chien-jen.

In Korea, at the invitation of the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Administration (KOSHA), Dr. Michaels visited Ulsan (where KOSHA is headquartered) and Seoul, the nation’s capital. He gave three talks and had a series of meetings with Korean government officials and with the Board of Directors of the Korea Industrial Hygiene Association (KIHA). His lecture to KOSHA focused on ways to encourage employers to make their workplaces safer, and he spoke to the Korea Economic, Social and Labor Council and KIHA on ways to strengthen worker safety and health protections to integrate workplace safety and health into corporate sustainability.

Dr. Michaels is the former Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the Obama Administration.