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David Michaels

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E 36 David Michaels 16 Sports Emmy Awards 7 Eclipse Awards And…….Directors Guild Sports Director of the Year! An amazing career behind the camera including 12 Olympic Games for NBC Sports!

The Best Boss Ever

David Michaels describes himself as born in Brooklyn, raised in LA, and a graduate of the University of Denver.  He was the Editor of a small town newspaper in Idaho Springs, CO, Press secretary for a US Senator in DC, and a fledgling artist.  What he leaves out is an extraordinarily successful 30+ year career at the highest levels of Sports Television with both CBS and NBC, including the Olympic Games, the Tour de France, the NFL, NHL, The Triple Crown of Horse Racing and the Breeders Cup and dozens of Documentaries.  Listen up to one of the very best Television pros ever!

38mins

27 Apr 2021

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Surviving a Pandemic: Dr. David Michaels

Healthy You

With states reopening and lifting mask mandates, workers are at increased risk of exposure to COVID-19. Is it too soon to lift the mask mandates and how do workers protect themselves when employers won't? In this episode, Frank speaks with Dr. David Michaels, professor at GWSPH and former assistant secretary of OSHA, about actions the government and employers can take to protect workers and help turn the tide of the pandemic.  

19mins

10 Mar 2021

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Episode 36. Dark Money: David Michaels

Science History Podcast

How is it that corporations routinely and successfully obfuscate science and seed public doubt on issues of paramount importance, ranging from climate change to health effects of tobacco and pesticides? Who are the scientists for hire whose job is to muddy the waters on important policy issues? Why doesn’t our government protect us from nefarious corporations that threaten our health and the environment, and how can we change regulatory ethics to favor the public interest? With us to answer these questions is my guest, David Michaels. David is a professor of epidemiology in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at George Washington University. From 1998 through 2001, David served as the Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety and Health at the U.S. Department of Energy, with responsibility for the safety of workers, communities and the environment surrounding nuclear weapons facilities. From 2009 to 2017, David served as the 12th Assistant Secretary of OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He is the longest serving leader of OSHA in its history. David is the author of numerous articles, as well as the books Doubt is their Product: How Industry’s Assault on Science Threatens your Health (2008), and The Triumph of Doubt – Dark Money and the Science of Deception (2020), both published by Oxford University Press.

1hr 34mins

11 Nov 2020

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Alternative Facts, Fake News and Scientists-For-Hire with Former OSHA Director, David Michaels, PhD

When Science Speaks

David Michaels, PhD is an epidemiologist and professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health. He was Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health from 2009-2017, the longest serving head of OSHA in its history, and was Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environment, Safety and Health from 1998-2001, charged with protecting workers, residents and the environment around US nuclear weapons facilities. Under David’s leadership, OSHA strengthened exposure standards for silica and beryllium, and issued new rules on safety while greatly increasing the agency’s focus on the healthcare industry. He also issued OSHA's first compliance guide and recommended practices for employers for preventing and addressing retaliation against whistleblowers who raise safety concerns. David’s current work is on the relationship between safety and health management systems, operational excellence and sustainability, a topic on which he lectures frequently, and on improving the protection of workers exposed to COVID-19 as the economy reopens. David is a leader in efforts to protect the integrity of the science underpinning public health and environmental protections, and is author of numerous articles in leading scientific publications, as well as "Doubt is Their Product" (Oxford University Press, 2008) and “The Triumph of Doubt: Dark Money and the Science of Deception" (Oxford University Press, 2020). David’s article co-authored with Gregory R. Wagner, MD entitled “Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Worker Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic” was just published by the Journal of the American Medical Society - otherwise known as JAMA. On today's episode, Mark and David discuss a range of issues related to misinformation about COVID-19, David's new book "The Triumph of Doubt", and other topics including: David's work with the National Academy of Sciences on the equitable dIstribution of a COVID-19 vaccine whenever it’s deemed safe and effective What David means by the “science of deception”, a term he uses in his latest book, and whether there are ways to inoculate against its spread The idea that historically science is supposed to be apolitical - has that notion ever reflected reality if we understand politics to be about power within a society and the ability to shape community behavior Thinking about the current proliferation and consumption of misinformation and disinformation, particularly around topics grounded in science such as global warming and vaccine safety and efficacy, are we seeing something that's a difference in scale or in kind - meaning have we seen this type of dynamic before, but now it’s supercharged by social media, for example, or is the current environment something new and different, and perhaps more dangerous Are there particular topics that lend themselves to distortions, and are there specific antidotes that have proven effective in waking up the public, if you will, to the mirage concocted by scientists-for-hire As a trained scientist, former Professor at the City of New York Medical School, and an expert in epidemiology and biostatistics, among other related topics, David Michaels is a “quant jock”, if you will. As a political appointee and head of OSHA, he also is adept at navigating the policymaking terrain, where data are only one factor to be considered in formulating policy. Does a reliance on data and evidence - sometimes to the exclusion of other factors such as emotional arguments and appeals to shared values - hamstring scientists involved in policymaking who aren’t trained or accustomed to these powerful forces in the policy ecosystem, and what can scientists and the institutions that train them do to address this issue When David was leading OSHA and interacting with policymakers in Congress, what sort of arguments in support of OSHA policies did he find particularly persuasive Given the existential threat to human health posed by this environment of manufactured doubt, what can listeners do in an effort to turn the tide

35mins

2 Oct 2020

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THE TRIUMPH OF DOUBT, David Michaels

Reader Beware

Welcome back to Reader Beware. Season One, Episode Five: The Triumph of Doubt | Written by David Michaels | https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-triumph-of-doubt-9780190922665?cc=us&lang=en& | Music by Tory White | Panel (Name / Area of Focus): Thomas "Roter" / Health Policy | Alixis / Law and Social Justice | Zac / International Business and Marketing | About the Book: Opioids. Concussions. Obesity. Climate Change. America is a country of everyday crises -- big, long-spanning problems that persist despite their toll on the country's health. And for every case of government inaction on one of these issues, there is a set of familiar, doubtful refrains: The science is unclear. The data are inconclusive. Regulation is unjustified. It's a slippery slope. Is it? The Triumph of Doubt traces the ascendance of science-for-hire in American life and government, from its origins in the tobacco industry in the 1950s to its current manifestations across government, public policy, and even professional sports. Amid fraught conversations of "alternative facts" and "truth decay," The Triumph of Doubt wields its unprecedented access to shine a light on the machinations and scope of manipulated science in American society. It is an urgent, revelatory work, one that promises to reorient conversations around science and the public good for the foreseeable future. Quick Links: VW Has a Nazi Past: https://ahvalnews.com/sites/default/files/styles/is_article_featured_top_1200x550/public/2019-11/hitlervw.jpg?h=c673cd1c&itok=j6T3SeFL

2hr 25mins

13 Aug 2020

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David Michaels - Doubt is an industry tactic

The BMJ Podcast

For a long time, the BMJ has been interested in conflicts of interest and how that skews the research base. We also heard in our podcast on "Big Tan" that science is being used to sow seeds of doubt into the association between sunbeds and skin cancer, by scrutinizing the minutiae of a research paper, but ignoring it's bigger message.Now it's all just happening in medicine. This is an industry tactic. And to talk about that we're joined by David Michaels - who was the longest serving head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and an epidemiologist and professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health.Read The BMJ's collection - Commercial influence in health: from transparency to independencehttps://www.bmj.com/commercial-influenceTo find out more from David, plus his two books on the influence of industryhttps://www.drdavidmichaels.com/

37mins

1 Jul 2020

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PAPod 280 - Safety has become more than a set of technical questions...There are huge cultural questions... Dr. David Michaels, Former OSHA Administrator

PreAccident Investigation Podcast

Caught Trying to Make the World Better! Best Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Safety Storytelling, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives... Give this a listen. Thanks for listening and tell your friends.  See you on Audible...a couple books are up on there.  Have a great day as well.

32mins

16 May 2020

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PAPod 279 - Pat Roberts and Dr. David Michaels - a preview for the next pod...

PreAccident Investigation Podcast

Caught Trying to Make the World Better! Best Safety Podcast, Safety Program, Safety Storytelling, Investigations, Human Performance, Safety Differently, Operational Excellence, Resilience Engineering, Safety and Resilience Incentives... Give this a listen. Thanks for listening and tell your friends.  See you on Audible...a couple books are up on there.  Have a great day as well.

12mins

13 May 2020

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Monday March 16, 2020 David Michaels on Dark Money The Science of Doubt and the Triumph of Deception

Corporate Crime Reporter Morning Minute

Monday March 16, 2020 David Michaels on Dark Money The Science of Doubt and the Triumph of Deception

1min

19 Mar 2020

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David Michaels Joins Us On ITNS Radio

ITNS Radio

ITNS Radio, the show “By Musicians For Musicians”, continuing our tradition of bringing you the best Songwriters, Artists and Music Professionals from all over the world! This is the place for great music, interviews by professionals in the music field and a whole lot more!!! Come into the Neon Lights, ITNS Radio!!! DISCLAIMER: Receiving airplay on ITNS Radio is free. All the artist's that we feature or play their music have rights to the music submitted to us. We have various promotions that include our newsletter, website, and social media sites; check them out at www.itnsradio.com!!!

35mins

21 Dec 2019

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