OSH Spotlight

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. 

Southern Company Safety Forum


 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.

Hope Archer ISOES Award 


 OSH Undergraduate Students Recognized at MSU's Honor's Day

OSH Honors Day 2017

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 

OSH Awards Banquet 2017The 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.

AL AIHA 


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.  

Dr. Randal Keller - Committee on Chemical DemilitarizationDuring 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.   

OSH Student Presentation               OSH Student Presentation 


 

 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. Abulhassan


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.

Group Photo


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.