Photo Gallery: Assistant Secretary David Michaels Testifies before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform's Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs
(March 16, 2011)
- Dr. David Michaels (foreground), DOL’s Assistant Secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, walks in front of the U.S. Capitol building with his staff on Wednesday afternoon. Michaels went to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to testify before the Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs of the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform.
- Pointing to a recent example in Ohio where an OSHA inspector asked a worker to come out of a trench that was more than 10-feet deep—and which collapsed just minutes after he did so—Dr. Michaels (foreground) reminds Congressional leaders that “every day OSHA saves lives.”
- OSHA Assistant Secretary David Michaels tells Committee members that putting safety first ensures the well-being of workers, and that it also protects the investments of businesses that follow the rules. He adds that when safety is not a priority at a billion dollar energy plant, and an explosion occurs, workers can be hurt or killed and the plant may need to be rebuilt from scratch.