Title

Safety and Health Laboratory Development

Presenter Information

Dana Bednarik

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 140

Start Date

17-5-2012

End Date

17-5-2012

Abstract

Work-related injuries and illness continues to be major concern for the American work force. One of the major factors to improve and maintain world class safety performance in our workplace is the sustained supply of highly skilled safety professionals. Since 1976, graduates of the CWU safety and health management (SHM) Program has left CWU with the knowledge and skill, has helped maintain safe and health workplace across the country. However, one of the major challenges for the SHM program has been the absence of SHM lab, that enhances their skill set with hands-on training. The new Hogue Technology facility will add a SHM lab to be opened in June 2012. The major objective of this study is to help recommend the major components of a state of the art SHM lab. Some of the recommendations will include: (1) list of equipment that meets current industry standards, and (2) lab layout that will provide a good learning environment. To achieve these objectives the following research activities has been planned: (1) survey of SHM labs from ABET accredited safety programs in the US and (2) a survey of safety professionals from a diverse group of industries. The results of this study will help the SHM program setup a world class lab that will help students hands-on learning and make CWU SHM program graduates as US employer’s first choice.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Sathyanarayanan Rajendran

Additional Mentoring Department

Industrial and Engineering Technology

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Safety and Health Laboratory Development

SURC 140

Work-related injuries and illness continues to be major concern for the American work force. One of the major factors to improve and maintain world class safety performance in our workplace is the sustained supply of highly skilled safety professionals. Since 1976, graduates of the CWU safety and health management (SHM) Program has left CWU with the knowledge and skill, has helped maintain safe and health workplace across the country. However, one of the major challenges for the SHM program has been the absence of SHM lab, that enhances their skill set with hands-on training. The new Hogue Technology facility will add a SHM lab to be opened in June 2012. The major objective of this study is to help recommend the major components of a state of the art SHM lab. Some of the recommendations will include: (1) list of equipment that meets current industry standards, and (2) lab layout that will provide a good learning environment. To achieve these objectives the following research activities has been planned: (1) survey of SHM labs from ABET accredited safety programs in the US and (2) a survey of safety professionals from a diverse group of industries. The results of this study will help the SHM program setup a world class lab that will help students hands-on learning and make CWU SHM program graduates as US employer’s first choice.