Murray State Occupational Safety and Health students, Ryan Cannady, Alex Lacey, and Bayley Ranes, with the oversight of faculty mentor, Dr. Yousif Abulhassan, was awarded second place in SESHA’s (Semiconductor Environmental Health and Safety Association) student poster competition and won a $3,000 scholarship. The poster was entitled A Cutting Edge Approach for Assessing Ergonomic Risks in the Semiconductor Industry.
The poster competition is a part of SESHA’s student scholarship program. The goal of SESHA’s student scholarship program is to encourage students to pursue careers in Environmental Health and Safety in the High Technology industry. The student poster competition was held during SESHA’s 41st Annual International High Technology ESH Symposium and Exhibition in Scottsdale, AZ, April 29 – May 3. Topics related to Environmental, Industrial Hygiene, Safety or Sustainability, as well as the Semiconductor industry or High Tech industry were required to enter the poster competition. Awards included 1st place $5000, 2nd place $3000, 3rd place $1000 and two Honorable Mentions $500 which were presented during the Closing Ceremony.
SESHA, founded in 1978, is an organization dedicated to the prevention of workplace injuries and accidents through the sharing of safety and health information and the promotion of technological advances in high technology, safety and health.
The Department of Occupational Safety and Health at Murray State University celebrated its annual Awards and Recognition Reception on April 30, 2019, at the Yates Event Center in Murray, KY.
OSH students were recognized for receiving $96,200 in scholarships and $74,844 in NIOSH training project grant tuition assistance. May/August 2019 graduates were recognized, as well as honored for their upcoming receipt of the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation. The fourth 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 2019.
Outstanding undergraduate students were recognized in receiving the Dr. David G. Kraemer Outstanding Contributor Award (Alex Lacey); the Outstanding Academic Performance in OSH Award (Amber VanDuyse); the Outstanding Senior in OSH Award (Austin Zinobile); and the Outstanding Athletes in OSH (Rachel Gootee and Amber VanDuyse). An Outstanding graduate student was also recognized in receiving the Thomas R. Begley Memorial Award (Ryan Cannady).
OSH Faculty were recognized at Murray State's annual Faculty Recognition Banquet.
Eight Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health students received a combination of $51,450 in scholarships through the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Foundation. Murray State recipients include Megan Baxter, Lauren Cox, Ian Dean, Rachel Gootee, Nate Hopewell, Jacob Littlefield, James McIntyre and Amber Van Duyse.
Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health Students, Rachel Gootee and Michael Brandon Windle, were recipients of a combination of $10,000 in Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Foundation scholarships which are provided to Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) Qualified Academic Programs (QAP). Click here for a list of all scholarship recipients.
Kentucky Labor Cabinet Administrators meet with Murray State Occupational Safety and Health Students and Faculty. Read the article in Murray State's Blue and Gold, the digital magazine for Murray State. Click here for the article.
3M exhibits a fall protection demonstration truck to the Murray State Occupational Safety and Health Students.
Murray State Occupational Safety and Health ASSP students toured the Land O' Frost plant in Madisonville, KY.
Murray State Occupational Safety and Health alumna, Ashlie Paris, was awarded the American Eagle hard hat by the General Contractor on the CLT Airport Expansion
project by Rosendin. The hard hat is given to individuals who go above and beyond or have shown great involvement
and concern for the project and the people on it.
Murray State Occupational Safety and Health alumnus, Travis Kruse, has been appointed to the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Foundation Board of Trustees. Click here for more information.
On behalf of the ASSP Member & Communities Team, Murray State University ASSP Student Section was congratulated on winning the drawing for the fall 2018 Student Membership Drive.
Murray State Occupational Safety and Health students were recognized by Hydo-Gear in their company newsletter for conducting ergonomic assessments at the facility, allowing students practical application of their coursework.
Rho Sigma Kappa, the OSH Honor's Society, hosted the annual fall induction ceremony
on November 15, 2018.
Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health Students, along with Murray
State OSH ASSP Faculty Advisor, Dr. David Wilbanks, attended the ASSP Future Safety
Leaders Conference in Oak Brook, IL, November 2018. Murray State OSH students pictured
with 2018-19 ASSP President, Rixio Medina, CSP, CPP, and Murray State OSH ASSP Faculty
Advisor, Dr. David Wilbanks.
Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health Students, Alex Lacey and Bayley
Ranes, along with OSH Faculty, Dr. Yousif Abulhassan, presented at the TVS AIHA conference
in Lenoir City, TN, November 2018.
Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health Students, Jarea Brice, Joshua
Barkley, Robert Trevarthen, and Ian Umstead, along with OSH Faculty, Julie Boyd were
invited to attend the 17th Annual Southern Company Contractor Safety Forum in Montgomery,
AL, September 2018.
Occupational Safety and Health alumna, Stephanie Miller, is being recognized by the
National Safety Council as a “Rising Star of Safety” which celebrates up-and-coming
safety leaders younger than 40 who have distinguished themselves in the workplace.
Click here for the article.