Gregory R. Wagner is a physician and adjunct professor of environmental health at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. He previously served as the deputy assistant secretary of labor for the Mine Safety and Health Administration, senior advisor to the director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and as the NIOSH director of the Division of Respiratory Disease Studies. At Harvard, he also chairs the Policy Working Group for the Harvard Center for Work, Health, and Wellbeing.
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By fully utilizing the power of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), President Biden could take meaningful steps to keep workers safe during the pandemic, even without Congress’s help
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“Former Obama-era OSHA Director Dr. David Michaels and Harvard Medical School professor Gregory Wagner also released a white paper outlining immediate steps that OSHA could take to stop the spread of COVID in the workplace. The steps range from issuing an emergency workplace standard to increasing fines to involving community groups in helping target non-compliant employers to use the power of OSHA’s public affairs to publicly shame corporations that won’t comply with COVID regulations. Go to the Institute for New Economic Thinking to check out their 11-part proposal to fight COVID in the workplace under a Biden Administration” — Mike Elk