Cindy Medford

Courses Taught at Murray State:

OSH 192 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health
OSH 371 Professional Internship I
OSH 387 OSH Standards
OSH 550 Safety and Health Program Management and Training
OSH 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
OSH 571 Problems in Safety and Health


Pursuing Ph.D. in Safety Sciences, Indiana University Pennsylvania
M.A. Organizational Management
B.S. Occupational Safety and Health, Murray State University


Certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Safety by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals

Professional Experience Prior to Murray State:

Human Resources Director and Safety and Risk Manager - City of Paducah, Kentucky 2005-2014
Business Unit Safety Manager - Pepsi Bottling Group, Pleasanton, California 2001-2005
Budget Group, Inc. - Served in various roles of increased responsibility from District Safety Manager, National Safety and Risk Manager, and finally Director, Safety and Risk, Denver, Colorado 1993-2001
Safety Specialist - Federal Express, Sacramento, California 1991-1993
Loss Control Representative - Continental Insurance, Sacramento, California 1989-1991
Intern - Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland Summer 1988


Conducted lab experiments in Tampere, Finland as undergraduate simulating construction work while testing in surface electromyography and heart rate, performed field studies analyzing construction workers and collecting postural data by video, film and (OWAS) microcomputer. Reported on the correlation of back injuries to the ergonomic design of construction work.

Professional Organizations:

American Society of Safety Professionals, Vice President, Purchase Area Chapter
Leadership Paducah

Contact Information:

Office Address: 157E Industry and Technology Center
Office Phone: 270.809.6650
Office Fax: 270.809.3630