OSH Spotlight

Murray State OSH students present at AIHA Tennessee Valley Section conference

Murray State OSH students present at AIHA Tennessee Valley Section conferenceMurray State Occupational Safety and Health students, Bayley Ranes and Tyler Hopewell, under the mentorship of Dr. Yousif Abulhassan presented at the AIHA Tennessee Valley Section conference in  Knoxville, TN. 
-Posted November 2019

 

 

 

Murray State OSH student presents at Murray State'e fall 2019 Scholars Week

Murray State OSH student presents at Murray State'e fall 2019 Scholars WeekMurray State Occupational Safety and Health student, Kody Applyby, under the mentorship of Dr. Rupkatha Bardhan presented Job Safety Analysis and Hazard Identification for Work Accident Prevention in the Trucking Industry at Murray State’s fall 2019 Scholars Week. 
-Posted November 2019

 

 

 

Murray State OSH students receive Chevron scholarships

Group Photo with scholarship recipients and company representativesFour Murray State Occupational Safety and Health students received scholarships from the Chevron Corporation. Murray State OSH recipients include Logan Forsythe, Jacob Littlefield, Ben Schatz, and Kevonte Turnley. The OSH program is very grateful for the annual commitment made by the Chevron Corporation in providing support to students in the form of scholarships and to the program. Shown in photo back row, are scholarship recipients Kevonte Turnley (left) and Jacob Littlefield (middle) and representing Chevron, are OSH alumni Alicia Mathis (left), Mollie Baxley (right), and Kyle Craig (back right). Not shown are scholarship recipients Logan Forsythe and Ben Schatz.
-Posted October 2019

Murray State OSH students attend annual Southern Company Contractor Safety Forum 

Group Photo of Students Attending ConferenceMurray State Occupational Safety and Health dtudents, Dillon Stoner, Laken Brittain, and Austin Zinobile, along with OSH faculty, Dr. Rupkatha Bardhan, were invited to attend the annual Southern Company Contractor Safety Forum in Montgomery, AL, September 2019.
-Posted September 2019

 

 

Dr. Randal Keller named newest Jesse D. Jones Endowed Professor

Dr. Randal Keller named newest Jesse D. Jones Endowed ProfessorThe professorship, made possible by a generous gift from Jones, is a four-year appointment that recognizes tenured faculty for their accomplishments inside and outside the classroom. Criteria include providing enhanced learning opportunities to students, scholarly productivity, and visibility for the college. Click here to read the story,   http://bit.ly/2NVpTAf.
-Posted June 2019

 

Murray State OSH student recognized for internship experience

Group Photo of Students Attending ConferenceMurray State's Blue and Gold recognized Occupational Safety and Health student, Kevonte Turnley, for his internship at the Ohio Refining Division of Marathon Petroleum Corporation in Canton, OH. Click here to read the story, http://bit.ly/30EHcuh.
-Posted August 2019

 

 

Murray State OSH students awarded 2nd place in SESHA poster competition

Murray State OSH students Students awarded 2nd place in SESHA poster competition Murray State Occupational Safety and Health students, Ryan Cannady, Alex Lacey, and Bayley Ranes, with the oversight of faculty mentor, Dr. Yousif Abulhassan, were awarded 2nd 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 was held during SESHA's 41st annual International High Technology ESH Symposium and Exhibition in Scottsdale, AZ, April 29 - May 3. 
-Posted May 2019 

 

Murray State OSH department hosts annual OSH Awards and Recognition Reception

Murray State OSH department hosts annual OSH Awards and Recognition ReceptionThe Occupational Safety and Health department at Murray State held its annual OSH 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 by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). The 4th cohort to graduate from the online MS 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).
-Posted May 2019

OSH Faculty 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.
-Posted April 2019

Murray State OSH alumnus appointed to BCSP Foundation Board of Trustees

Murray State OSH alumnus appointed to BCSP Foundation Board of TrusteesMurray State Occupational Safety and Health alumnus, Travis Kruse, was appointed to the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Foundation Board of Trustees.  Find out more about the BCSP Foundation Board of Trustees here,  http://bit.ly/2pyCnpf.
-Posted April 2019

 

  

Murray State OSH students receive ASSP Foundation scholarships

Eight Murray State Occupational Safety and Health students received a combination of $51,450 in scholarships through the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Foundation. Murray State OSH recipients included Megan Baxter, Lauren Cox, Ian Dean, Rachel Gootee, Nate Hopewell, Jacob Littlefield, James McIntyre and Amber Van Duyse.
-Posted April 2019

Murray State OSH students receive BCSP Foundation scholarships

Murray State  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, http://bit.ly/2Clp3Hp.
-Posted March 2019

Kentucky Labor Cabinet visits Murray State OSH department

Kentucky Labor Cabinet visits Murray State OSH departmentKentucky Labor Cabinet administrators met with Murray State OSH students and faculty. Click here to read the story, http://bit.ly/36AfVwt.
-Posted March 2019

 

 

 

Murray State OSH alumna awarded American Eagle hard hat

Murray State OSH alumna awarded American Eagle hard hatMurray 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 award is given to individuals who go above and beyond or have shown great involvement and concern for the project and the people on it. 
-Posted March 2019

 

 

Murray State OSH alumna recognized as a Rising Star of Safety 

Murray State OSH alumna recognized as a Rising Star of Safety Murray State Occupational Safety and Health alumna, Stephanie Miller, was 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 to read the announcement, http://bit.ly/2PQCvuI.
-Posted September 2018

 

 

Murray State OSH alumna receives Safety and Health Recognition award

Murray State OSH alumna recieves Safety and Health Recognition awardThe Iron Workers International Union presented ASSP/WISE member and Murray State Occupational Safety and Health alumna, Jayme Hobson, with the Safety and Health Recognition award. This was the first time this award was given to a non-union safety professional. Click here for the story,  http://bit.ly/2oPcQYm.
-Posted May 2018


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.