By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis announced yesterday that “this afternoon, I submitted my resignation to President Obama.” This resignation casts a question about Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA David Michaels ongoing role at the Agency.

Undoubtedly Dr. Michaels’ role at OSHA has been as a driving force for its

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By James L. Curtis and Meagan Newman

On October 20, 2011 the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses declined in 2010, from 3.3 million reported in 2009 to 3.1 million. The incidence rate declined from 3.6 cases per 100 employees to 3.5.

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis responded to this data,
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