OSH Spotlight

Congratulations to OSH students James Nance, Joshua Reed, and Cody Sieben for being selected for the 2014-2015 Who's Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges.

  Fall 2014 OSH Graduate Assistants/NIOSH Grant Recipients

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).



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.

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


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.


2014 Aircraft Carrier Noise Study

 

2014 Aircraft Carrier Noise Study


Dr. David L. Fender and Clinton T. Wolfley co-authored 

Tablet Applications: Technology Tools for SH&E Professionals

published in the January 2014 issue of Professional Safety


Dr. Bassam Atieh, Dr. Randal Keller, and Dr. Gary Morris co-authored

Noise Exposures: Assessing an NCAA Basketball Arena on Game Day

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.

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has recognized the Department of Occupational Safety and 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 Directors of the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) has recognized the Department of Occupational Safety and 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.

 

 

 

 


 

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.