Dr. Randal Keller Named Newest Jesse D. Jones Endowed Professor
Click here to read about this appointment in Murray State's Blue and Gold.
Dr. Gary Morris, associate professor in occupational safety and health, copublishes along with OSH alum, Ryan Cannady, Proper Use of the Hierarchy of Controls, in the August 2019 Issue of Professional Safety (pages 37-40).
Dr. David Wilbanks, assistant professor in occupational safety and health, publishes Contractor Safety Prequalification: The Significant Limitations of Loss Rates in the July 2019 Issue of Professional Safety (pages 22-26).
Dr. Traci Byrd, assistant professor in occupational safety and health, copublishes, along with Dr. Kristen Spicer, and OSH alum, Michael Norris, Virtual Reality: The New Pathway for Effective Safety Training in the June 2019 Issue of Professional Safety (pages 36-39).
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 $98,700 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.
Dr. Yousif Abulhassan received the Board of Regent's Award of Teaching Excellence for the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology. The Regents’ Awards for Teaching Excellence were instituted as an annual effort By the Murray State Board of Regents to honor faculty members who, in the judgment of peers, deserve recognition as exemplary teachers.
Dr. Randal Keller received the Sandra Flynn Professor of the Year Award. This award was established in 2002 in recognition of Sandra Flynn and is presented to a faculty member to recognize their outstanding contributions to the international student body at Murray State.
Dr. Tracey Wortham was recognized for her 25 Years of Service to Murray State University.
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.
Dr. David Wilbanks, assistant professor, in 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).
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, Kevonte Turnley, receives a Student Spotlight recognition in Murray State's Blue and Gold , the digital magazine for Murray State. Click here for the article.
The Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health Bachelor and Master of Science programs received confirmation of reaccreditation by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET (ANSAC/ABET), www. abet.org. The program has been accredited since 1988. Click here for the article.