USW Health, Safety and Environment Director Mike Wright has been named among the 50 most influential leaders in workplace health and safety by the editors of Occupational Hazards. The list of leaders appears in the publication’s September 2008 issue.
The leaders on the list were cited for having the most significant impact on health and safety in the workplace over the last 10 years. Those listed include legislators, government appointees, union environmental health and safety leaders, academics, workers’ advocates and others.
According to Occupational Hazards, “They all have one thing in common: Through their work, their mentoring, their lecturing, their lawmaking, their research, their administration or their advocacy, they have had a strong and lasting impact on EHS [environmental health and safety] in the workplace.”
Others cited by Occupational Hazards included: Peg Seminario, Director of Health and Safety, AFL-CIO; Eric Frumin, Director of Occupational Safety and Health, UNITED HERE; Jordan Barab, Senior Labor Policy Advisor for the House Committee on Education and Labor; and Dr. Philip J. Landrigan, chairman of the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Also named were Dr. David Michaels, interim chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services and author of Doubt Is Their Product; Dr. Frank Mirer, Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Hunter College; and Jagdish Patel, executive director of the People’s Research and Training Center (PRTC) in Gujurat, India, and current coordinator of the Asian Network for the Rights of Occupational Accident Victims (ANROAV).