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Fall 2014 OSH Graduate Assistants/NIOSH Grant Recipients








Dr. Gary A. Morris, CSP, Amanda Dean and Justin Bryant were

awarded first place for their research poster presentation, Developing 24-Hour Noise Exposure Profiles and Determination of Shipboard Task Contribution to Overall Noise Dose, at the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) annual conference in Orlando, FL (2014).





Kraemer named ASSE national Educator of the Year


Dr. David Kraemer, former professor and chair of Murray State University’s department of occupational safety and health, received the William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator of the Year Award at the annual American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) 2014 conference in Orlando, Fla. ASSE President Kathy Seabrook presented him with the award.
— Photo provided by ASSE


The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) awarded Dr. David Kraemer, former professor and chair of Murray State University’s department of occupational safety and health, the William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator of the Year Award. The award was announced during ASSE’s Safety 2014 professional development conference and exposition held June 8-11 in Orlando, Fla.

Kraemer, who retired from Murray State on July 1, inspired thousands of students in the safety profession. “How blessed I’ve been to have spent my career investing in the lives of young men and women pursuing an occupational safety and health education, seeing them graduate and contribute in a positive way to this profession,” Kraemer said. “I can’t think of any better way to have spent the past 44 years.”

The annual Tarrants award recognizes exemplary achievements in safety, health and environmental education by honoring exceptional educators who show the highest level of achievement in teaching, scholarship and professional service as part of ASSE. Dr. William E. Tarrants was a pioneer in safety education and an ASSE president and Fellow. The award named for him is among ASSE’s highest honors.

More than 4,000 occupational safety and health professionals attended the conference, which focused on the latest in products, trends, issues and challenges facing the industry. ASSE is the oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. The society has more than 36,000 professional members.

Kraemer began his career at Murray State in 1986, and has been recognized for his teaching with university awards. His international presentations include invitations to China and Costa Rica to give lectures, meet with officials, and provide workshops and seminars for OSH professionals. In 2013, he received the national Spirit Award from the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI), which is given to an individual or organization that epitomizes the spirit and mission of NFSI to aid in the prevention of slips, trips and falls through education, research and standards development.

Kraemer earned his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University.                   




OSH Awards & Recognition Reception

The Department of Occupational Safety and Health celebrated its annual Awards and Recognition Reception on April 25, 2014, at the Richard H. Lewis Lodge at Cherokee Park. OSH students were recognized for receiving over $80,400 in scholarship money, as well as over $68,000 in NIOSH grant tuition assistance. Forty-three students were recognized for receiving the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation and students were inducted into Rho Sigma Kappa, the OSH Honor’s Society. Fifty-eight students were recognized as May/August 2014 graduates, thirty-seven graduating with a B.S. in OSH and twenty-one with a M.S. in OSH. The Thomas R. Begley Memorial Award was awarded to an OSH graduate student, and the outstanding OSH student athlete was recognized. The undergraduate Honor’s Recipients for outstanding academic performance, outstanding senior, and outstanding contributor were also named.  

                                      




Domtar Paper Establishes the Mike Edwards Safety Leadership Scholarship for Occupational Safety and Health Students at Murray State University

 The first Mike Edwards Safety Leadership Scholarship was presented to a deserving OSH student at the annual Awards and Recognition Reception on April 25, 2014, by Mr. Joel Howell, an Environmental/Technical Manager with Domtar Paper. Donations such as this, in addition to the internship and employment opportunities, helps our department maintain the highest standards necessary for our nationally accredited bachelor and master degree programs


                   




Dr. Gary Morris Receives the 2014 Emerging Scholar Award

Dr. Gary Morris was named a Murray State University Emerging Scholar at the annual faculty recognition banquet April 17, 2014. The MSU Alumni Association’s Emerging Scholar Award gives special recognition for superior research, scholarly or creative work conducted by Murray State University faculty members who are in the early phase of their careers and who show professional promise.    




CNA Insurance Donates Scholarship Funds to the Department of Occupational Safety and Health

CNA Insurance provided a generous scholarship donation to the Department of Occupational Safety and Health at Murray State University. Donations such as this, in addition to the internship and employment opportunities, helps our department maintain the highest standards necessary for our nationally accredited bachelor and master degree programs. 



L to R: Dr. David Kraemer Chair, Department of Occupational Safety and Health;  Andrew Dossett Risk Control Specialist, CNA Insurance




Dr. David L. Fender and Clinton T. Wolfley co-authored
published in the January 2014 issue of Professional Safety. 



The Department of Occupational Safety and Health at Murray State University is pleased to announce the receipt of a generous donation from the Chevron Corporation. 

The $15,000 donation will be utilized to strengthen the ability to serve our students by providing scholarships, funds for the AIHA and ASSE student chapters, and support for various department needs. Donations such as this, in addition to the internship and employment opportunities, helps our department maintain the highest standards necessary for our nationally accredited bachelor and master degree programs. Continued support provided by companies like the Chevron Corporation is invaluable to the professional growth and success of the occupational safety and health students at Murray State University. 


L to R: Melissa Burcham, HES Specialist – Field and Process Support, Chevron Deepwater Exploration/Projects SBU D&C; LaTasha Goodridge –Advisor, Project Resource Company, HES Recruiter – Murray State University, Chevron Upstream & Gas; Dr. David G. Kraemer – Chair, Department of Occupational Safety and Health; Daniel Snyder – Project Manager, Upstream Business Unit, Chevron Environmental Management Company




Dr. John W. Wells, Jr., authored
published in the September 2013 issue of Professional Safety. The publication was also referenced by the ISHN Magazine. For reference click here




 
2014 Aircraft Carrier Noise Study 





 
Dr. Bassam Atieh, Dr. Randal Keller, and Dr. Gary Morris co-authored
published in the August 2013 issue of Professional Safety. 


National Safety Council Designates Murray State University a Safe Community

The National Safety Council designated Murray State University as an "International Safe Community" on December 7, 2012.  Murray State is the 1st public university in the world to receive this designation and is only the third university to be designated.  It is the 22nd community in the United States, the 299th worldwide.  As the first public university to become designated, it 's a real differentiator.

In 2011, it was suggested by the Murray State University, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Student Section President that the university pursue the Safe Community designation and the process began.  Dr. David Fender, Professor in the Department of Occupational Safety and Health, was largely responsible for applying and receiving the designation for Murray State.

This designation means that Murray State University has demonstrated that it is a leading institution in addressing a wide variety of safety and health issues.  We have processes in place to keep the campus safe, both from a safety and health viewpoint. It does not mean that the university or the community is 100 percent safe, nobody could make that claim, but we do have successful active prevention programs as well as having processes that if something were to happen, then we know exactly what needs to be done.

Safe Communities America is an international program that was developed more than 20 years ago by the World Health Organization's (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Community Safety Promotion in Stockholm, Sweden. It started at the local level and caught on across Sweden before the WHO took notice.

The program is a proven approach to community injury reduction structured around a broad coalition of coalition of community partners, including businesses, civic organizations, local government, non-profits, and local residents. 

The United States and the National Safety Council has been involved with this since 2007, and since that time 23 communities that have been designated. It takes a lot of work and requires a significant effort to achieve the designation and is quite a prestigious honor.  To receive the designation communities must have and document extensive safety and health programs in a wide variety of areas and pass an on-site review with an international review team.




Dr. Randal Keller Receives Special Recognition

Dr. Randal Keller has received a special recognition as a result of his efforts working with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Chemical and Biological Technologies Department: Advance and Emerging Threat Division. Dr. Keller has been part of a distinguished Review Panel for the annual project-level technical review team. This year’s Science and Technology (S&T) Review Symposium included more than 40 projects that were funded at almost 40 million dollars. Dr. Keller was nominated and competitively selected as a reviewer and subject matter expert for this project. He was commended by his peers for his scientific insights and practical, logical comments throughout the process. Congratulations Dr. Keller for serving as an ideal ambassador for MSU and the OSH Department!



   

Dr. Turnbeaugh has realized a ground breaking accomplishment for the safety, health and environmental industry by becoming the first female to head the international certification body the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.



The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) is pleased to announce Treasa M. Turnbeaugh, Ph.D., MBA, CSP, CET, as the new Chief Executive Officer effective September 1, 2012. Dr. Turnbeaugh was selected after a national search for this position and will succeed retiring CEO, Thomas L. Adams, LHD, CAE.

Dr. Turnbeaugh most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer of BCSP, where she was responsible for all examinations, marketing, customer service, and business development as well as the development of new initiatives for BCSP to bring value to its certificants. Dr. Turnbeaugh is experienced in the Safety, Health and Environmental (SH&E) field and in the field of professional certification. Additionally, Dr. Turnbeaugh brings experience and leadership in the business arena of both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

Dr. Turnbeaugh holds a Ph.D. in Health Services Research, with a minor in Epidemiology and a Master of Public Health from Saint Louis University; a Master of Business Administration from Lindenwood University; and both a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health, with a specialization in Industrial Hygiene, from Murray State University. She is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, the American Industrial Hygiene Association, and the American Society of Association Executives. Dr. Turnbeaugh has been in the SH&E profession for over 25 years, has held her CSP certification over 20 years, and is a Certified Environmental, Safety & Health Trainer (CET).

"Dr. Turnbeaugh's leadership and management skills along with knowledge of the SH&E industry bring exactly the right blend of business to continue moving BCSP forward in advancing the SH&E profession and to bring value to our certification holders," stated Carl Heinlein, President of the Board of Directors of BCSP. "The Board and the entire team at BCSP are looking forward to continued success and growth with Dr. Turnbeaugh as the CEO." On her new appointment, Turnbeaugh said, "I am honored to lead the excellent team at BCSP; we have had a rich history of providing exceptional service in competency based testing for the SH&E industry and together with the Board, we will continue to move the organization forward through sustainable service, growth and innovation."


    

 

The Board of Directors of the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) has recognized the Department of Occupational Safety & Health’s Bachelor and Master of Science degrees. Students graduating with a B.S. or M.S. in Occupational Safety & Health may immediately apply for the Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM) certification and with two years experience in the safety and health management field apply for and take the Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) exam.


The Institute for Safety and Health Management is the credentialing organization founded by the National Safety Management Society (NSMS), to promote the establishment of professional standards. Through the ISHM certification program, the Institute promotes the advancement of safety management through the application of management principles and the integration of safety into all levels and activities of management. For more information go to www.ishm.org.




The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has recognized the Department of Occupational Safety & Health’s Bachelor and Master of Science degrees. Students graduating with a B.S. or M.S. in Occupational Safety & Health from Murray State University may immediately apply for the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation. The Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) program is an additional path to the Certified Safety Professional (CSP). The GSP designation is available to safety degree graduates from degree programs which meet BCSP Qualified Academic Program (QAP) standards. A QAP is an academic degree program in safety which meets BCSP standards for participation in the GSP program. Currently, BCSP defines a QAP as a bachelor's or master's degree program holding program accreditation as a safety or similarly named program by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET (ABET-ASAC). The benefits for obtaining the GSP designation include recognition for bring in a path toward the CSP certification, recognition for the level of preparation for professional safety practice, a waiver of the application fee, a waiver of the Safety Fundamentals examination, and a certificate awarding the GSP designation.

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) began in 1969 as a peer certification board. Its sole purpose is to certify practitioners in the safety profession. Since its inception, over 20,000 individuals have achieved the CSP certification and nearly 11,000 currently hold it. The value of the CSP continues to grow. In the U.S., numerous laws, regulations and standards cite it. More importantly, many companies include it in position standards, government agencies rely on it and contracts for safety services require it. The average person holding the CSP credential today earns nearly $20,000 more than others in the safety field who hold no certification. For more information go to www.bcsp.org.


OSH Awards & Recognition Reception


OSH Awards & Recognition Reception




OSH Awards & Recognition Reception


MSU ASSE Student Chapter Participates in the 2012 Mudicine Run

The Murray State University ASSE Student Chapter got “down and dirty” to help the local community. Approximately 30 OSH students  and 2 OSH faculty members participated in the first ever “Mudicine Run” in Marshall County. The proceeds of this 5k were raised to help support the new free health clinic. Students showed up bright and early ready to run, the race started with a 2 mile run followed by a mile of muddy obstacles. The morning was filled with laughter and cheering as each team crossed the finish line. This is just one of the many ways our local ASSE chapter is building friendships and giving back to the community.     


MSU ASSE Student Chapter Participates in the 2012 Mudicine Run

The Murray State University ASSE Student Chapter got “down and dirty” to help the local community. Approximately 30 OSH students  and 2 OSH faculty members participated in the first ever “Mudicine Run” in Marshall County. The proceeds of this 5k were raised to help support the new free health clinic. Students showed up bright and early ready to run, the race started with a 2 mile run followed by a mile of muddy obstacles. The morning was filled with laughter and cheering as each team crossed the finish line. This is just one of the many ways our local ASSE chapter is building friendships and giving back to the community.     


MSU ASSE Student Chapter Participates in the 2012 Mudicine Run


    

 

The Board of Directors of the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) has recognized the Department of Occupational Safety & Health’s Bachelor and Master of Science degrees. Students graduating with a B.S. or M.S. in Occupational Safety & Health may immediately apply for the Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM) certification and with two years experience in the safety and health management field apply for and take the Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) exam.


The Institute for Safety and Health Management is the credentialing organization founded by the National Safety Management Society (NSMS), to promote the establishment of professional standards. Through the ISHM certification program, the Institute promotes the advancement of safety management through the application of management principles and the integration of safety into all levels and activities of management. For more information go to www.ishm.org.





Murray State University ASSE Student Chapter Hosts a Tornado Relief Drive for Oklahoma


Murray State University ASSE Student Chapter Hosts a Tornado Relief Drive for Oklahoma

The MSU ASSE Student Chapter held its second Tornado Relief Drive on May 28, 2013. Four volunteers from MSU’s ASSE Student Chapter helped with efforts to collect items needed to aid Oklahoma cities in their recovery effort from the F4 tornado that destroyed large parts of Moore, Oklahoma and other nearby cities.  MSU ASSE students used the Dollar General storefront in Murray, KY, as the venue for the drive.  A big thank you to Dollar General and all of the people who were kind enough to donate several hundred dollars worth of needed items for Oklahoma.



 Dr. Bassam Atieh, Dr. Randal Keller, and Dr. Gary Morris co-authored
Dr. John W. Wells, Jr., authored
published in the September 2013 issue of Professional Safety. The publication was also referenced by the ISHN Magazine. For reference click here



Fall 2013 OSH Graduate Assistants/NIOSH Grant Recipients


Dr. David L. Fender and Clinton T. Wolfley co-authored
published in the January 2014 issue of Professional Safety. 
Dr. David L. Fender and Clinton T. Wolfley co-authored
published in the January 2014 issue of Professional Safety. 


The Department of Occupational Safety and Health at Murray State University is pleased to announce the receipt of a generous donation from the Chevron Corporation. 

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