Six Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health students received a combination of $43,950 in scholarships through the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Foundation. Murray State recipients include Lauren Cox, Ian Dean, Rachel Gootee, Jacob Littlefield, James McIntyre and Amber Van Duyse. Click here for a list of all scholarship recipients.
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.
Dr. David Wilbanks, Assistant Professor in the Murray State University Department of Occupational Safety and Health, publishes Contractor Safety Prequalification: The Reality of Demanded Written Programs in the July 2018 Issue of Professional Safety (pages 36-40). Click here for the article.
GoRacers.com continues its series on summer internships by Racer student-athletes with softball's Amber Van Duyse, an occupational safety and health major from De Pere, Wisconsin. Van Duyse is spending her summer by interning with BHP. Click here for the article.
Dr. Traci Byrd, Assistant Professor, in the Murray State University Department of Occupational Safety and Health, received the Best Poster Presentation Award at the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Safety 2018 Conference in San Antonio, TX.
The Department of Occupational Safety and Health at Murray State University celebrated its annual Awards and Recognition Reception on April 30, 2018, in the Murray Room at the CFSB Center.
OSH students were recognized for receiving $93,875 in scholarships and $71,300 in NIOSH TPG grant tuition assistance. May/August 2018 graduates were recognized, as well as honored for their upcoming receipt of the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation. The third 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 2018. Outstanding undergraduate students were recognized in receiving the Dr. David G. Kraemer Outstanding Contributor Award (Sean Knowles), the Outstanding Academic Performance in OSH Award (James Griffith), and the Outstanding Senior in OSH Award (Clark Adams). Outstanding graduate students were also recognized in receiving the Thomas R. Begley Memorial Award (Ariyike Alabi and Blake Barton). OSH Student, Laila Elhidmi, received the International Education Award from the Murray State Institute for International Studies. OSH faculty were also recognized: Dr. Bassam Atieh was recognized for being named the Omicron Delta Kappa Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award; Dr. Traci Byrd was recognized for serving as the President of the Kentucky Safety and Health Network (2017-2018); Ms. Rasha Khalil was honored for being the OSH nominee for Board of Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award; Ms. Cindy Medford was recognized for receiving the D.A. Weaver Scholarship from the ASSP Foundation ; and Dr. David Wilbanks was recognized for his first year of service at Murray State.
The Iron Workers International Union recently presented ASSP/WISE Member and Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health alumna, Jayme Hobson, with the Safety and Health Recognition Award. This is the first time this award has been given to a non-union safety professional. Click here for the article.
Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health student, Lauren Cox, was the recipient of a 3M PSD Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship. Scholarship recipients travel to the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition which was held May 20-24, 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. A reception for the awardees was held on Sunday May 20, at 5:30 pm.