Until January 2017, David Michaels served as the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Michaels began serving in the post in December 2009 as OSHA’s 12th Assistant Secretary. He is the longest serving Assistant Secretary in OSHA's history.
John Howard served a 6-year term as the director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and was appointed to be a special coordinator to respond to the health effects of the September 11 attacks. In 2016, he became the first person to be appointed to a third 6-year term as NIOSH director.
This video includes the passionate speeches these two gentlemen gave about the state of worker safety in the United States at the 2013 National Worker Safety & Health Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
Play the video above to listen to these speeches as presented at the National COSH Conference, or read through the transcript below.
The team at Weeklysafety.com is passionate about safety and are thrilled to share this video in our Safety Masters series. The link to the entire transcript of their speeches is below for you to read, be in awe of, learn from, be inspired by and share.
You will not find a transcript of these speeches anywhere else! This is an exclusive from Weeklysafety.com. If you have just a few minutes, we encourage you to just skim the transcript. In their speeches, David Michaels and John Howard will inspire you to get to know your OSHA representatives and continue your journey to improve workplace safety.