Dr. Kristen Spicer

Courses Taught at Murray State:

OSH 320 Environmental and Occupational Health Engineering Technology
OSH 330 Global Issues in Occupational Safety and Health
OSH 445/645 Loss Control Management and Measurement
OSH 546/646 Fundamentals of Risk Management
OSH 511 Hazardous Waste Site Operations
OSH 630 Global Issues in Occupational Safety and Health
OSH 636 Transportation Safety
OSH 644 Graduate Cooperative Education
OSH 657 Current Literature and Research in Safety and Health
OSH 689 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management


Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Graduate Program: Environmental Management May 2005
Dissertation Topic: The Impact of Organizational Factors on Coordination between Transportation and Emergency Services Agencies
Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN

M.S. Interdisciplinary Graduate Program: Environmental Management December 2001
Thesis Topic: Usability Evaluation of Online Corporate Environmental Reports
Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN

B.S. Natural Resources Management May 2000
Concentration: Environmental Management
University of Tennessee Martin, TN

Certification and Licensure:

-Authorized OSHA outreach trainer for General Industry
- Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
- Level 1 Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Program Certification
- Certified Hazmat Technician (24-hour)
- National Incident Management System Training - Courses completed: Incident Command System (ICS 100) and An Introduction to the National Incident Management System (IS 700a), May, 2010.
- Planning to test for Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) Summer 2014

Professional Experience Prior to Murray State:

Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Agriculture January 2010 - May 2010
- Course: Special Topics in Environmental Studies

Austin Peay State University Clarksville, TN
Environmental Health and Safety Manager November 2008 - 2014
- Managed all programs to ensure compliance with applicable environmental laws and regulations including hazardous waste management requirements, used oil, and universal waste; air permit requirements; asbestos, lead-based paint, and mold abatement requirements; stormwater Phase 2 MS4 requirements; etc.
- Managed all programs to achieve compliance with applicable occupational safety and health regulations including the OSHA Lab Standard; Bloodborne Pathogen Program; Hazard Communication Program; Back Safety, Heat Stress, and First Aid training; Hazmat response; etc.
- Responsible for fire safety and general campus safety
- Served as the Chair of the following university standing committees:
Environmental Affairs Committee
Sustainable Campus Fee Committee
- Developed and conducted pertinent environmental and safety training for university employees

Temple-Inland Cumberland City, TN
Environmental Manager March 2007 - October 2008
- Managed all facility-level programs to ensure compliance with applicable environmental laws and regulations; Managed the Hazard Communication Program
- Performed duties including Stormwater sampling and runoff inspection, air emissions monitoring, calculation of monthly metrics including energy usage,

Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory Idaho Falls, ID
Graduate Intern, Human, Robotic, and Remote Systems Summer 2003
- Worked on a project to develop a method to extract human failure and success data from existing sources of information, sponsored by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Pratt and Whitney East Hartford, CT
Graduate Intern, Green Factory Team Summer 2002
- Developed a strategy for collecting and communicating waste minimization and pollution prevention best practices among facilities worldwide
- Created an external resources tool comprised of web sites, manuals, fact sheets, and other media concerned with waste minimization and pollution prevention practices that were applicable to Pratt & Whitney operations worldwide

DuPont White Pigment and Mineral Products New Johnsonville, TN
Intern, Safety, Health, and Environment Department Summers 2000, 1999
- Extracted, calculated, and compiled data for the and 1998 Corporate Environmental Report
- Completed application for waiver and variance on landfill design permit issued by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
- Participated on a team that developed and documented the Risk Management Plan in compliance with Clean Air Act Section 112 (r)

Contact Information:

Office Address: 157D Industry and Technology Center
Office Phone: 270.809.3615
Office Fax: 270.809.3630
Email: kspicer@murraystate.edu