Dr. David Wilbanks

Courses Taught at Murray State:

OSH 387 OSH Standards
OSH 445/645 Loss Control Management and Measurement
OSH 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
OSH 546/646 Fundamentals of Risk Management
OSH 636 Transportation Safety
OSH 640 Safety and Health Program Management and Training
OSH 650 OSH Organizational Leadership and Management
OSH 657 Current Literature and Research in Safety and Health
OSH 697 Research in Environmental Health and Safety


B.S., Occupational Safety and Health, Murray State University, Murray, KY
M.P.H., Environmental Health Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans LA
Ph.D., Safety Sciences, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

Certification and Licensure:

Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Associates Risk Management (ARM), The Institutes, Insurance Knowledge Group

Publications, Presentations, and Awards:

-Common Safety Myths. Article, Occupational Hazards, 2001.
-Facilitating Loss Control By Using A Process Approach to Training. Article, Bests Safety Directory 2001.
-A Tribute to Frank Bird, Jr. Opinion Editorial, Accident Prevention, 2007.
-Minimizing the Risk of Worker Falls from Flat Bed Trailer Applications, American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exposition, Presentation, 2010.
-Major Incident Control Through Personal Risk Analysis, Presentation, National Safety Council Congress, September 2013.
-Preventing Major Injuries, Observations on Theory, Models & a Path Ahead. Article, Professional Safety Journal, November 2013.
- ASSP (formerly ASSE) Professional Development Conference. Technical Writing Excellence Award, 2014.
-Pulp and Paper Safety Association, 71st Annual Safety Conference, Invited Program Speaker, June 2014.
-Prevention Through Design, A Curriculum Model to Facilitate Hazard Analysis & Risk Assessment, Article, Professional Safety Journal, April 2015.
-The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Relevant to OSH Practice? Article, Professional Safety Journal, February, 2016.
Contributing Author:
-Bird Jr., F. E., Germain, G. L., & Clark, M. D. (2003). Practical Loss Control Leadership. Duluth, Georgia: Det Norske Veritas (U.S.A.), Inc.
-Wachter, J. (2014). Ethics for the Safety and Health Professional: Approaches and Cases Studies. Falls Church, VA. AIHA.

Professional Experience Prior to Murray State:

Corporate Safety & Health Manager, Gerdau Long Steel North America, Tampa, FL, 2004 - 2017
Operations Manager, Principal Consultant, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), U.S.A., Inc., 1996 – 2004
Senior Consultant, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), U.S.A., Inc., 1990 – 1994

Related Experience and Early Career:

On-site and corporate mining and steel industry safety and health program management:
Dravo Natural Resources, Mobile, Alabama
Atlantic Steel, Atlanta, Georgia
Round Mountain Gold Corporation, Round Mountain, Nevada

Contact Information:
Office Address: 150 Industry and Technology Center
Office Phone: 270.809.2263
Office Fax: 270.809.3630
Email: dwilbanks@murraystate.edu