OSH Students, Alex Lacey, Will Langford, and Grace Berry, along with OSH Faculty, Julie Boyd, were invited to attend the 16th Annual Southern Company Contractor Safety Forum in Montgomery, AL, September 20-21, 2017.
OSH Student, Hope Archer, received the 3rd Place Student Award for her paper presentation, Identifying Ergonomic Risk in Marching Percussion, at the International Society for Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference in Seattle, WA.
OSH Undergraduate Students Recognized at MSU's Honor's Day
Three OSH undergraduate OSH students were recognized at Murray State University’s
2017 Honor’s Day on May 12, 2017. The Honors Day ceremony acknowledges outstanding
undergraduate students’ performance as scholars.
Dr. David G. Kraemer Outstanding Contributor in OSH – Bradley Bell
Outstanding Academic Performance in OSH – Samuel Mobley
Outstanding Senior in OSH – Taylor Hardesty
2017 OSH Awards and Recognition Reception
The Department of Occupational Safety and Health celebrated its annual Awards and Recognition Reception on April 26, 2017, in the Murray Room at the CFSB Center. OSH students were recognized for receiving $125,500 in scholarships and $67,905 in NIOSH grant tuition assistance. May/August 2017 graduates were recognized, as well as honored for their upcoming receipt of the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation. The second cohort to graduate from the Online M.S. OSH program was recognized. Rho Sigma Kappa, OSH’s Honor Society, inducted the deserving students for spring 2017. The Dr. David G. Kraemer Outstanding Contributor award was given to a deserving undergraduate student (Bradley Bell), the Outstanding Student Athlete in OSH (Ian Umstead) was recognized, and the Thomas R. Begley Memorial Award (Danny Armstrong) was awarded to a deserving graduate student. The undergraduate Honor's Recipients for Outstanding Academic Performance in OSH (Samuel Mobley) and Outstanding Senior in OSH (Taylor Hardesty) were also named. OSH faculty were also recognized: Dr. Traci Byrd was recognized for being named the recipient of Murray State’s Board of Regent's Teaching Excellence Award for the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology. Ms. Cindy Medford was recognized for receiving the Kyle B. Dotson Leadership Scholarship from the ASSE Foundation. Dr. Yousif Abulhassan was recognized for his first year of service at MSU.
Ten Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health students have received $61,000 in scholarships through the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation. Murray State recipients include Clark Adams, Hope Archer, Austin Blakely, Braden Cook, Lauren Cox, Matthew Earhart, Jennifer Guetersloh, Alex Hopewell, Alec Jackson, and Sam Mobley. The ten students are all working towards a degree in the Department of Occupational Safety and Health through the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineer and Technology.
OSH students Hope Archer, Austin Ballard, Blake Barton, Braden Cook, Taylor Hardesty, Sam Mobley, and Ashlie Paris were selected for the 2016-2017 Who's Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges.
OSH Students, Maegan Alexander, Cameron Bishop, Morgan Huston, and Alex Klapp, with OSH Faculty, Dr. Yousif Abulhassan, represented MSU’s AIHA Student Chapter by presenting and attending the AIHA Alabama 5th Annual Future of the Profession Event in Birmingham, AL.
Dr. Randal Keller, Professor in the Department of Occupational Safety and Health, has completed a second term with the Standing Committee on Chemical Demilitarization, Board of Army Science and Technology, of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
During his term Dr. Keller served as Chair of the Committee on Disposal Options for the Rocket Motors of Nerve Agent Rockets at Blue Grass Army Depot; as a Member of the Committee on the Assessment on the Process Safety for the Blue Grass and Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plants; of the Committee to Evaluate the Safety and Environmental Metrics for Potential Application at Chemical Agent Disposal Facilities; and the Committee to Review and Assess Industrial Hygiene Standards and Practices at Tooele Chemical Agent Disposal Facility.
These committees produced the following studies:
OSH Students, Doug DeMoulin and Austin Blakely, represented MSU’s AIHA Student Chapter by presenting at the Tennessee Valley Section AIHA Conference in Knoxville, TN. Doug DeMoulin presented on Application of RFID Technology in Search and Rescue Operations. Austin Blakely presented on Challenges of Industrial Hygiene Monitoring in a Refinery.
Dr. Yousif Abulhassan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Safety and Health, received the 2016 Safety Technical Group Best Student Paper Award (First Place) from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society at the HFES International Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The Award was for his paper entitled “Relating The Strength Capabilities of Children to the Design of School Bus Emergency Roof Hatches."
Dr. Bassam Atieh is Appointed Residential College Head of Richmond College
The Office of Student Affairs is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Bassam Atieh, Professor in the Department of Occupational Safety and Health, as the new College Head of Richmond College. Dr. Atieh has a very impressive record of working with students outside the classroom and will be a valuable addition to the residential college system according to Don Robertson, vice president for Student Affairs.
Dr. Kristen Spicer led OSH 330/630 on a Study Abroad Tour to Ireland to Gain Irish Perspectives on Risk Management.