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
-Photo provided by ASSE
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
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
published in the August 2013 issue of Professional Safety
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.