Darius Sivin

Dr. Darius Sivin

Health and Safety Department, International Union, UAW

Since 2002, Dr. Darius Sivin has worked as a specialist in occupational health and safety for the International Union, UAW, which represents over 1 million active and retired workers in a wide variety of industries. He has negotiated health and safety language with companies such as General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and Chrysler Group LLC, and he has served on the UAW-Chrysler National Joint Committee on Health and Safety. Dr. Sivin is a member of the Chemical Substances Threshold Limit Value (CS-TLV) Committee of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) and he has served as a Governing Counselor of the American Public Health Association. From 2009 to 2010, Dr. Sivin acted as a subgroup chair for the Chemical Emergencies Work Group of the National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures. Dr. Sivin has testified before the U.S. Congress regarding the safety of chemical facilities.

Before joining the UAW, Sivin worked as a health scientist for the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and as a research analyst for the Washington state agency that operates the state’s OSHA plan. In addition, he worked as a research associate to Dr. David Michaels, who is now the Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA. Sivin obtained his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health in 2002. He received a Master of Environmental Studies in 1994 from The Evergreen State College and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Chicago in 1990, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree with honors.