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David L. Fender

Courses Taught at MSU:

OSH 452, Systems Approach to Hazard Control

OSH 550/640, Safety and Health Program Management and Training

OSH 650, Organizational Leadership and Management

OSH 657,Current Literature & Research in Safety and Health

B.S., Central Missouri State University, 1972

M.S., University of Southern California, 1984

Ed. D., Vanderbilt University, 2000

Certification and Licensure :
- Certified Safety Professional, 1990
- Certified Safety and Health Manager, 1999
- Commercial Instrument Helicopter License, 1973

Professional Experience Prior to MSU:
- Principle Consultant, Fender Consultants, L.L.C., Enterprise, AL, 1994-1995. Safety consulting and training.
- Safety Specialist, DynCorp, Ft. Rucker, AL, 1992-1993. Managed safety issues for 1,900 employee company.
- Safety Standardization Officer, U.S. Army Safety Center, Ft. Rucker, AL, 1990-1992. Managed a variety of safety issues for the Army including auditing, writing publications and developing and conducting training.
- Chief, Installation Safety Division, U.S. Army Safety Center, Ft. Rucker, AL, 1989-1990. Responsible for developing Army-wide safety programs.
- Aircraft Systems Manager, U.S. Army Safety Center, Ft. Rucker, AL, 1988-1989. Coordinated system safety work for various systems.
- Aviation Safety Officer, Fourth U.S. Army, Ft. Sheridan, IL, 1985-1988. Supervised aviation safety for 62 U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard organizations in 7 states.
- Commander, Air Traffic Control Maintenance Company, Ft. Rucker, AL, 1982-1984. Supervised all aspects of operating the organization, including safety, budgeting, training, administration, and planning.
- Airfield Safety Officer, U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma, AZ, 1981-1982. Administered all aspects of aviation and industrial safety. Consulted on safety aspects of aviation-related test projects. Conducted all safety-related training and orientations.

Clinical/Professional Focus:
Child care safety, aviation safety, industrial management and leadership, industrial safety programs, automation of safety functions.

Research Focus:
Management and leadership, playground safety, safety training

Professional Organizations:
- American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Professional Member, - Past-President, Wiregrass Chapter.
- National Safety Management Society

Contact Information:
Office Address: 157H Industry and Technology Center

Office Phone: 270-809-6651

Office Fax: 270-809-3630

Email: dfender@murraystate.edu

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