Occupational Safety and Health Management
OSH Happenings 2009 - 2010
B.S. in Occupational Safety & Health Management (OSHM) News
The following individuals were scholarship recipients for the 2009/2010 academic year:
Amy Wood, Frederick Danielson, and Charles Singer
Amy and Fred won the Michigan Safety Conference Memorial Scholarship (MSCMS) and Charles won the Marsh Risk Consulting Scholarship from the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
The Michigan Safety Conference Memorial Scholarships applications for 2009/2010 will be submitted this Fall. Current winners were awarded their MSCMS Scholarship at the Michigan Safety Conference (April 7, 2009) Annual Business Meeting held at the DeVos Convention Center in Grand Rapids. Charles Singer received his scholarship monies at the ASSE Convention in San Antonio, TX, on June 16, 2009.
Applications for the 2009/2010 Michigan Safety Conference Memorial Scholarship and the ASSE Scholarship were due in December of 2009. Six students applied.
American Society of Safety Engineers
Six student members (Charles Singer, Amy Wood, Tim Jennings, Samantha Homrich, Stephanie Zizzo, and Ryan Fleming) were invited to attend the National Future Safety Leadership Conference held in Indianapolis, IN (November 13-14 ’09). Participation was by invitation only.
Left to Right: Ryan Flemings, Amy Wood, Charles Singer, Tim Jennings, Stephanie Zizzo, and Samantha Homrich.
The Student Chapter participated in the Michigan Safety Conference held in Lansing on April 14th and 15th of 2009. Twenty-one OSHM majors participated in the conference. The Conference was held in Grand Rapids at the DeVos Convention Center.
Students talking to Conference Attendees
Group Shot at Conference of ASSE Chapter
J.J. Keller & Associates Grant
The OSH program (now in its tenth year) has received word that it will again received software funding from the J.J. Keller & Associates Foundation. Additionally, Keller is providing all OSH majors free access to their website and will permit students access to the website up to six months after graduation.
Summit Training Grant
For the third straight year, Summit Training will be providing free access to their training DVD’s and is granting OSHM majors website access throughout the academic year. Summit Training is one of the top software sites for access to safety training software. Additionally, Summit has entered a training partnership with the OSH program which will provide proprietary funding for travel, equipment, and other needs.
Washington Ergonomics for the eight straight years has provided OSHM majors in OSH 410 Ergonomic Safety Engineering access to its extensive web based ergonomic assessment tools.
Mr. David Huizen, CIH: David came to the OSH program with considerable industrial work experience and as someone who has served as an OSH adjunct. David began his Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) duties this Fall (2009) and will serve as the Occupational Health and Safety Laboratory Coordinator, in addition to his teaching responsibilities. Next Fall (2010), David will guide efforts to being the B.S. in OSHM to ABET/ASSE accreditation.
Mr. Mingyu Wu, CSE, COHC: Mingyu came to the OSH program with considerable industrial work experience. Mingyu, in addition to his teaching responsibilities, will serve as the OSH program Internship Coordinator. Next fall (2010), Mingyu will guide efforts to develop a hybrid Environmental Safety and Health master’s degree program.
Dr. Eric L Van Fleet, CSHM: Eric continues to serve as the OSH Program Director as well as teaching courses within the OSH program. Additionally, he competed his recertification with ISHM and serves on the Mary Freebed Research Board.
Mr. David Cox, CSHM: David serves as an adjunct within the OSH program along with his regular duties as Grand Valley State University’s Safety Manager. Dave maintains an active relationship with the OSH program and facilitates various projects between the OSH program and the University.
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