OSH Spotlight

Occupational Safety and Health alumnus, 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. Ms. Miller is a Senior Industrial Hygienist at URS CH2M Oak Ridge LLC in Oak Ridge, TN. According to the National Safety Council article, “Over a multiyear period, Stephanie championed and was integral to implementation and rollout of the BCSP Safety Trained Supervisor program as a companywide standard for supervisors. Stephanie spent significant time traveling to facilities throughout the country, providing training and leading implementation of the program. Her efforts have contributed significantly to multiple facilities achieving greater safety performance and reductions in injury rates while also helping develop AECOM into an industry leader in the safe and efficient performance of work.” Click here for the article.
 
Amber VanDuyse at BHP Internship
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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. 
Dr. Traci Byrd - ASSP Poster
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2018 OSH Awards and Recognition Reception

OSH Awards Banquet 2018The 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 Occupatonal 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.
 
Group Photo Safety and Health Recognition Award
 
 
 
 
 
 

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. 

Lauren Cox - 3M PSD OSH Scholarship Recipient

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Murray State recipients include Matthew Coulston, Ian Dean, Clark Adams, Taylor Hardesty, Lauren Cox, Blake Barton, Jordan Maberry, Lauren Cox, and Nate Hopewell. The nine students are all working towards a degree in the Department of Occupational Safety and Health through the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology.


Murray State recipients include Ian Dean, Larrin Moody, Rachel Gootee, Nate Hopewell, Kody Appleby, Ariyike Alabi, Muyiwa Oluwafemi, Justin Hughes, Moris Ayamba, and Ryan Cannady.  The ten students are all working towards a degree in the Department of Occupational Safety and Health through the Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology.


Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health Students, Clark Adams and Blake Barton, were recipients of $10,000 in Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) scholarships which are provided to Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) Qualified Academic Programs (QAP). Being a GSP QAP benefits academic programs and students.
 
2018 Murray State University BCSP Scholarship
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pictured Left to Right: Scholarship Recipient and Murray State Occupational Safety and Health Student, Blake Barton;   BCSP CEO Treasa Turnbeaugh, PhD, MBA, CSP, ASP, CET, CAE, IOM;  not pictured Scholarship Recipient and Murray State Occupational Safety and Health Student, Clark Adams. 
Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health Students, Lauren Cox, Logan Forsyth, Nate Hopewell, and Amber VanDuyse, were recipients of $10,000 in scholarships from Chevron.  
 

Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health Student, Kody Appleby, was the recipient of the Brown-Forman Lomer Johnson Memorial Scholarship. Brown-Forman presents the s$2,500 scholarship to the scholarship recipient at the Kentucky Governor’s Health and Safety Conference and Exposition. The scholarship honors Lomer Johnson, former Health, Safety, and Security Director at Brown-Forman. Click here for more information on the legacy of Mr. Johnson. The Johnson family and Brown-Forman establish the criteria for the scholarship and select the recipient.
 

Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health Student, Blake Barton, receives a Scholar Stage recognition by Murray State University.  Click here for the article.
Blake Barton Murray State University Scholar Stage
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health student, Sean Knowles, is conducts an interview with WCSD TV Calloway County High School Calloway Connection's host , Roghda Abo Al Haija, on what is occupational safety and health.  Click here for the video. 
ASSP Representative Director-At-Large, Mr. Brad Giles, spoke to Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health Students about the importance of seeing oneself as a leader in the workplace. Click here for the article. 
 
Group Photo ASSP
 
 
 
 
 
 

Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health student, Edwin Crumble, and president  of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Zeta Omnicron Chapter at Murray State, presented a check to the Murray-Calloway County United Way. 
 
Tevin presenting check
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Photo Courtesy of Murray Ledger  and Times
Pictured Left to Right:  Executive Director of Untied Way Murray-Calloway County, Gerald Washington; Edwin Crumble, president of the fraternity; and SG Carthell, senior director of DIversity Initiatives in the Office of Multicultural Initiatives, Student Leadership & Inclusive Excellence at Murray State.
 

Dr. Bassam Atieh was awarded the Omnicron Delta Kappa Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award at Murray State's annual Faculty Recognition Banquet.

Omnicron Delta Kappa Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award
The Offices of Student Affairs, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Omicron Delta Kappa, The National Leadership Honor Society, developed this award to honor the impact that strong academic advisors can have on college students. This award selected by ODK members recognizes one faculty advisor who has gone above and beyond his/her job requirements to serve as an Outstanding Faculty Advisor. A plaque is hung in the Office of Student Affairs, 425 Wells Hall.
 
 
 
 
Pictured Left to Right:  Dr. Don Robertson, Vice President of Student Affairs; Dr. Bob Davies, President; Dr. Bassam Atieh, OSH Professor
 

All Safe Industries donates equipment to the Department of Occupational Safety and Health at Murray State University to utilize in the Practical Applications lab. 
 
All Safe Industries
Pictured Left to Right:  Steve Haise, Owner - All Safe Industries and Julie Boyd, OSH Faculty 
 

Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health Student, Sean Knowles, and Occupational Safety and Health Assistant Professor, Dr. Yousif Abulhassan, represented the Occupational Safety and Health department and Murray State at the 17th annual Posters-at-the Capitol event in Frankfort, KY. They presented “The Changing Workforce: Optimizing the Work-Rest Cycle”.
 

Sean Knowles and Dr. Yousif Abulhassan Posters at the Capitol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pictured Left to Right: OSH Student, Sean Knowles; Murray State University President, Dr. Bob Davies; and OSH Assistant Professor, Dr. Yousif Abulhassan
 

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.
 

Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health students Clark Adams, Allia Earick, and Brooklyn Meador were selected for the 2017-2018 Who's Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges.
 

Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health Students, Hope Archer and Patrick Brazelton, along with Occupational Safety and Health Faculty, Dr. Yousif Abulhassan and Rasha Khalil, represented the Occupational Safety and Health department by presenting at the Tennessee Valley Section AIHA Conference in Knoxville, TN. 

Patrick Brazelton presenting at the TN AIHA ConferenceHope Archer presenting at the TN AIHA Conference

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

BCSP invited students from Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®) Qualified Academic Programs (QAP) to share why they value safety, aim to achieve the Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®) certification, and wish to inspire others to #ChooseSafety as part of a video competition. The winning videos are now available on BCSP's YouTube channel and will be released on other BCSP social media as part of the #ChooseSafety campaign.
 

Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health Students Study Abroad in Germany for the fall 2017 semester.
 
OSH Students Study Abroad for the fall 2017 semester in Germany
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Murray State University Occupational Safety and Health Students, Alex Lacey, Will Langford, and Grace Berry, along with Occupational Safety and Health Faculty, Julie Boyd, were invited to attend the 16th Annual Southern Company Contractor Safety Forum in Montgomery, AL, September 20-21, 2017. The students were also recipients of $3,000 in scholarships from Southern Company.
 
OSH Students Invited to Attend the Southern Company Conference Fall 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

OSH Awards & Recognition Reception


OSH Awards & Recognition Reception



OSH Awards & Recognition Reception


Murray State ASSE Student Chapter Participates in the 2012 Mudicine Run
The Murray State University ASSE Student Chapter got “down and dirty” to help the local community. Approximately 30 OSH students  and 2 OSH faculty members participated in the first ever “Mudicine Run” in Marshall County. The proceeds of this 5k were raised to help support the new free health clinic. Students showed up bright and early ready to run, the race started with a 2 mile run followed by a mile of muddy obstacles. The morning was filled with laughter and cheering as each team crossed the finish line. This is just one of the many ways our local ASSE chapter is building friendships and giving back to the community.
 

Murray State ASSE Student Chapter Participates in the 2012 Mudicine Run
The Murray State University ASSE Student Chapter got “down and dirty” to help the local community. Approximately 30 OSH students  and 2 OSH faculty members participated in the first ever “Mudicine Run” in Marshall County. The proceeds of this 5k were raised to help support the new free health clinic. Students showed up bright and early ready to run, the race started with a 2 mile run followed by a mile of muddy obstacles. The morning was filled with laughter and cheering as each team crossed the finish line. This is just one of the many ways our local ASSE chapter is building friendships and giving back to the community.     
 

Murray State ASSE Student Chapter Participates in the 2012 Mudicine Run
 

The Board of Directors of the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) has recognized the Department of Occupational Safety & 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.

The Institute for Safety and Health Management is the credentialing organization founded by the National Safety Management Society (NSMS), to promote the establishment of professional standards. Through the ISHM certification program, the Institute promotes the advancement of safety management through the application of management principles and the integration of safety into all levels and activities of management. For more information go to www.ishm.org.




Murray State University ASSE Student Chapter Hosts a Tornado Relief Drive for Oklahoma

The Murray State ASSE Student Chapter held its second Tornado Relief Drive on May 28, 2013. Four volunteers from Murray State's ASSE Student Chapter helped with efforts to collect items needed to aid Oklahoma cities in their recovery effort from the F4 tornado that destroyed large parts of Moore, Oklahoma and other nearby cities. Murray State ASSE students used the Dollar General storefront in Murray, KY, as the venue for the drive. A big thank you to Dollar General and all of the people who were kind enough to donate several hundred dollars worth of needed items for Oklahoma.


Dr. Bassam Atieh, Dr. Randal Keller, and Dr. Gary Morris co-authored
Dr. John W. Wells, Jr., authored
published in the September 2013 issue of Professional Safety. The publication was also referenced by the ISHN Magazine. For reference click here.

 


 
Fall 2013 OSH Graduate Assistants/NIOSH Grant Recipients
 

Dr. David L. Fender and Clinton T. Wolfley co-authored
published in the January 2014 issue of Professional Safety. 
Dr. David L. Fender and Clinton T. Wolfley co-authored
published in the January 2014 issue of Professional Safety.

The Department of Occupational Safety and Health at Murray State University is pleased to announce the receipt of a generous donation from the Chevron Corporation.