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NEBGH Medical Director’s Weekly Monday COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Mandates and OSHA Special Edition

Vaccine Mandates and OSHA:  What Might Be Ahead for Employers?

Guidance on the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates is coming, so how can employers prepare? 

Dr. Mark asks former OSHA administrator, Biden Transition COVID Advisory Board member and occupational health expert Dr. David Michaels to speculate.

Featured Speaker

Dr. Mark Cunningham-Hill

Medical Director

Dr. Cunningham-Hill is an employee health expert known for his ability to create, identify and implement high-quality workplace health programs including prevention and screening, chronic illness interventions, and mental health and wellbeing initiatives. His broad occupational medicine and public health experience encompasses addressing chronic diseases impacting employers, employees and communities within the context of  social, cultural and racial determinants of health.

Mark has served as the Medical Director for Northeast Business Group on Health since early 2018. Until 2017, he served as Senior Director, Global Solutions Center and Head of Occupational Medicine at Johnson & Johnson, Inc . At J&J, Mark led a team of experts covering occupational medicine, health and wellness, personal energy management, EAP and mental wellbeing, and work-life effectiveness, and supported regional operational groups delivering health services to 135,000 employees in 120 companies. Prior to seven years at J&J, Mark spent 17 years at GlaxoSmithKline in both London and Philadelphia, including as Head of Global Operations, Employee Health Management.

Mark received his MB ChB, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Manchester University in the UK. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine, London.


David Michaels, PhD, MD

Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

David Michaels is an epidemiologist and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health of George Washington University. He is a member of the Biden Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board and served on the US National Academy of Medicine’s expert panel that developed a Framework for Equitable Allocation of Vaccine for the Novel Coronavirus

Dr. Michaels served as US Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration from 2009 to 2017, the longest serving in the agency’s history.  From 1998 to 2001, he was US Assistant Secretary of Energy for Environment, Safety and Health, charged with protecting the workers, community residents, and environment in and around the nation’s nuclear weapons facilities. 

Much of Dr. Michaels' work has focused on protecting the integrity of the science underpinning public health, safety, and environmental protections. On this topic, he is the author of the recently published The Triumph of Doubt: Dark Money and the Science of Deception  (Oxford University Press, 2020) called “a tour de force” by Science Magazine and “a brave and important book, raising the alarm about the systemic corruption of science” by Nature Magazine.  He is a recipient of the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award, and the American Public Health Association’s David P. Rall Award for Advocacy in Public Health.