“A champion for  workers’ safety.”

The New York Times 

Dr. David Michaels is an epidemiologist and professor at George Washington University.  He served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from 2009 to 2017 and was the longest serving administrator in the agency's history.  His work primarily focuses on three areas: worker safety and health, defending the integrity of the science underpinning our public health and environmental protections, and COVID-19.

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THE TRIUMPH OF DOUBT

“Whether it’s the tobacco industry, the pharmaceutical industry, or the fossil fuel industry, vested interests have repeatedly sought to attack and discredit scientific findings that have revealed the public endangerment by their products. David Michaels should know—he’s been fighting the good fight for more than a decade to expose the bad actors and bring them to justice. Read this book to learn what we’re up against and how to fight back.”


—MICHAEL E. MANN, author of The Madhouse Effect ​

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"THE TRIUMPH OF DOUBT" IN THE NEWS

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David Michaels’s new book, The Triumph of Doubt, is a tour de force that examines how frequently, and easily, science has been manipulated to discredit expertise and accountability on issues ranging from obesity and concussions to opioids and climate change....

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The Triumph of Doubt is a brave and important book, raising the alarm about the systemic corruption of science. Michaels examines what the tobacco industry once summarized: “Doubt is our product since it is the best means of competing with the ‘body of fact’."

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INTERVIEW: Sean Illing with David Michaels

Inside Corporations’ War on Science

Vox, May 26, 2020

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INTERVIEW: Keith A. Spencer with David Michaels

The Art of Scientific Deception

Salon.com, ​February 2, 2020

MAKING WORKPLACES SAFE

Strategies for linking safety and operational excellence to improve performance

GOP leaders say they want liability protection for employers in next COVID-19 stimulus bill