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Schaal Presents Dissertation on Links of Heavy Metal Exposure to Hearing Loss

Lt. Nicholas "Cody" Schaal, IUP Safety doctoral graduate, presented his dissertation research at the U.S. Army Madigan Medical Center’s Research Day. His study revealed links of heavy metal exposure to hearing loss in U.S. Navy personnel at Bremerton Naval Shipyard.

Posted on 5/17/2016 10:00:07 AM

Shultz Receives AIHA Scholarship

The Department of Safety Sciences would like to congratulate Christopher Shultz for receiving the Rick and Carol Fulweiler Scholarship, through the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation.

Posted on 4/22/2016 9:23:18 AM

2016 ASSE Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to seven members of the Safety Sciences Department on winning over $44,000 in scholarships from the American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation.

Posted on 4/1/2016 10:28:52 AM

Safety Sciences’ First PhD Graduate

The first Safety Sciences doctoral candidate, Nicholas “Cody” Schaal, successfully defended his dissertation, titled “Effect of Heavy Metal Exposures on Hearing Loss Among Shipyard Personnel,” on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2016.

Posted on 3/31/2016 9:37:10 AM

Cekada Wins Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator

Congratulations to Tracey Cekada, associate professor in the Department of Safety Sciences, for winning the Dr. William E. Tarrants Outstanding Safety Educator Award.

Posted on 3/22/2016 9:15:41 AM

Paschold Publishes on Vibration Dangers in Garbage Collection

Helmut Paschold, PhD, CIH, CSP, published an article on vibration dangers in garbage collection in the Open Journal of Safety Science and Technology. Paschold has been investigating whole-body vibration for almost a decade.

Posted on 1/20/2016 11:23:53 AM

Wachter Receives 2014 Critics’ Choice Award

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the Publications Committee are pleased to announce that Jan Wachter’s book, Ethics for the Safety and Health Professional: Approaches and Case Studies , has been selected as the “2014 Critics’ Choice.” A panel of Publications Committee judges evaluated all of th

Posted on 4/30/2015 11:11:48 AM

Paschold Presents on “Activity Based Learning”

Helmut Paschold, CIH, CSP, assistant professor in the Department of Safety Sciences , presented “Activity Based Learning” at the Ohio Safety Congress 2015 in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. 

Posted on 4/10/2015 8:50:38 AM

Spring Manufacturers Institute Names Helmrich-Rhodes New Regulatory Compliance Consultant

Hap Porter, president of the Spring Manufacturers Institute (SMI), announced the appointment of Laura Helmrich-Rhodes, Department of Safety Sciences , as SMI’s new regulatory compliance consultant. Helmrich-Rhodes takes over for Jim Wood, who announced his retirement earlier this year.  See additional inform

Posted on 9/25/2014 1:35:08 PM

Wachter Writes Ethics Book for Safety and Health Professionals

The American Industrial Hygiene Association has published an ethics book by Jan Wacther, CIH, CSP, titled Ethics for the Safety and Health Professional: Approaches and Case Studies. There has been relatively little written about the ethical dilemmas and challenges that safety and health professionals face. There h

Posted on 7/3/2014 9:32:18 AM

IUP Alumni Present at Safety Professional Development Conference

Posted on 6/17/2014 11:36:45 AM

Alcoa Campus Partnership’s 2014 Accident Investigation Competition Winners

The IUP Safety Sciences Department congratulates Caroline Billon, Jake Reynolds, and Elliot Laratonda as the 2014 winners of the Alcoa Campus Partnership Accident Investigation Competition.  All three students (back row of photo) recently completed their junior year in the Safety, Health, and Environmental Appl

Posted on 5/29/2014 2:21:42 PM

ASSE Outstanding Student Section Award for IUP

The student section of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) at IUP was selected as the recipient of the 2013–2014 Mine Safety Appliances Outstanding Student Section Award.  The student section was selected based on the level of professional development activities that the group conducted over the course

Posted on 4/30/2014 11:44:34 AM

American Society of Safety Engineers Scholarship Recipients for 2014

Congratulations to the following students on receiving scholarships from the American Society of Safety Engineers for 2014: (from left) Ryan Grant, Philip Trout, and Elliot Laratonda. Absent from photo: Jeffrey Fyock, Aaron Sulava, Nicole Laskoski, and Fred Straub. Department of Safety Sciences

Posted on 4/30/2014 11:14:29 AM

Safety Sciences MS Student to Chair Committee

Posted on 4/1/2014 9:18:28 AM

Wachter Publishes on “The Ethics of Admitting Mistakes”

Posted on 1/8/2014 9:31:14 AM

Alumnus Kozub Honored by National Safety Council

Posted on 1/8/2014 9:10:36 AM

Helmrich-Rhodes Discusses Safety Culture at Marcellus Shale Conference

Posted on 10/4/2013 10:47:30 AM

Airline Hydraulics Provides Safeguarding Simulator to IUP Safety Sciences Program

A Bensalem, Pa., company has provided the Safety Sciences Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania a simulator that will help students better understand industrial safeguarding hazards. Airline Hydraulics Corporation custom manufactures the machine safeguarding simulator. Acc

Posted on 8/13/2013 6:13:40 PM

Alcoa Campus Partnership’s 2013 Accident Investigation Competition Winners

Posted on 5/8/2013 1:58:45 PM

Cekada Wins American Society of Safety Engineers Award

Congratulations go out to Tracey Cekada, associate professor in Safety Sciences , for receiving second place in the American Society of Safety Engineers’ annual Professional Paper Award competition. Cekada’s article on training a multigenerational workforce was published in the March 2012 issue of Professional Sa

Posted on 3/19/2013 3:10:24 PM

Alcoa Campus Partnership’s 2012–2013 Scholarship Winners

The IUP Safety Sciences Department congratulates the winners of the 2012–2013 Alcoa Partnership Scholarships in the following categories: Group 1: Scholarship for diverse (under-represented people of color and women) freshman Safety Sscience students. The recipient is Saif Shareef ($2,000). Group 2: Schol

Posted on 3/5/2013 9:08:15 AM

Winners of Alcoa Campus Partnership’s 2012 Accident Investigation Competition

The IUP Safety Sciences Department congratulates Nick Ali and Charles Rosier as the 2012 winners of the Alcoa Campus Partnership Accident Investigation Competition. Three undergraduate student teams from IUP’s Safety Sciences Department (selected from a number of teams wishing to participate in the competition) w

Posted on 5/7/2012 2:50:38 PM

Minnick Successfully Defends Her Ph.D. in Administration and Leadership Studies

Wanda Minnick successfully defended her Ph.D. in Administration and Leadership Studies through the Department of Sociology on March 19, 2012. Christopher Janicak, professor in the Safety Sciences Department, served as Minnick's dissertation advisor. Minnick should be congratulated for her hard work and dedica

Posted on 3/19/2012 2:05:10 PM

Wachter Receives Professional Paper Award for Ethics Article

Jan Wachter, associate professor in the Safety Sciences Department , received second-place honors in the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) annual Professional Paper Awards with his article, “Ethics: The Absurd Yet Preferred Approach to Safety Management.” Wachter will receive his award and honorarium at

Posted on 3/13/2012 10:13:29 AM

Cekada Honored for “Making a Difference”

Congratulations go out to Tracey Cekada, Department of Safety Sciences , on being named one of the 100 Women Making a Difference in the Safety, Health, and Environmental Profession  in November 2011. The distinction was received from Women in Safety Engineering , a common interest group of the American Society o

Posted on 2/9/2012 8:09:01 AM

Alcoa Campus Partnership Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to the Safety Sciences students who have been recently awarded Alcoa Campus Partnership scholarships. The winners in the various categories are: Group 1 Scholarship for diverse (under-represented people of color and women) incoming freshman Safety Sciences students: Christie DeVito ($5

Posted on 11/2/2011 2:23:45 PM

Wachter Publishes on Ethics and Safety Management

The Safety Sciences Department would like to congratulate Dr. Jan Wachter for having his article “Ethics: The Absurd Yet Preferred Approach to Safety Management” published in the June 2011 edition of Professional Safety . Dr. Wachter, CSP, CIH, CHMM, CQE, CRE, is an associate professor in the Safety Sciences Dep

Posted on 6/6/2011 11:27:35 AM

Student Teams Win Alcoa Campus Partnership Accident Investigation Competition

As part of the Alcoa Campus Partnership Grant, a competition was held among teams of IUP’s Safety Sciences students, who performed an accident investigation analysis of a hypothetical tripping accident that occurred at a manufacturing facility. As part of this competition, students reviewed preliminary accident inf

Posted on 5/24/2011 9:59:44 AM

Samuel Gualardo Receives ASSE Fellow Honor

Mr. Samuel Gualardo (B.S. ’80) and current Director of the OSHA Consultation Program was recently awarded the ASSE Fellow Honor. The Fellow Honor is the Society’s most prestigious honor, recognizing a lifetime of commitment to worker safety and health. Each Fellow recipient has had a wealth of unique personal and

Posted on 4/13/2011 3:36:36 PM

Students Win American Society of Safety Engineers Scholarships

The Safety Sciences Department would like to congratulate the following five students for receiving American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Scholarships: Wade Baily: America Responds Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) Jamie Shockey: Liberty Mutual Scholarship ($4,500) Molly Dunn: Liberty Mutual Scholarshi

Posted on 4/6/2011 3:32:57 PM

Congratulations to Alumnus Greg Palchak

The Safety Sciences Department would like to congratulate Greg Palchak ’73 on his April 1, 2011, retirement from PPG Industries. For the past thirty-seven years, Greg has worked in or for every PPG business, and he is seen as an EHS stalwart by thousands of people around the world. Greg was also a valuable mem

Posted on 3/1/2011 8:34:23 AM

Professor Emeritus McClay Elected to American Society of Safety Engineers Board

Posted on 4/16/2010 8:38:54 AM

Safety Sciences Receives Alcoa Partnership Grant

On November 18, 2009, Safety Sciences Chairperson Dr. Lon Ferguson and Dr. Tracey Cekada, assistant professor, received recognition for the Alcoa Partnership Grant from Alcoa’s Corporate Health and Safety director, Mr. Jeff Shockey, and Alcoa’s EHS training manager, Ms. Jamie Mackay. President Tony Atwater also att

Posted on 11/19/2009 2:36:55 PM

Safety Sciences Scholarship Recipients, Fall 2009

Two Safety Sciences students were recently awarded scholarships: Jessica Bothell received the Jerry Esposito/Citizens’ Ambulance Scholarship, while Tessa Minnick received the Mid-Atlantic Construction Safety Council Annual Scholarship Award. The department would like to congratulate both of these deserving young

Posted on 10/26/2009 2:26:52 PM

Safety Sciences Holds Commencement Ceremony

The Safety Sciences Department held their commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 2, 2009, in the Ohio Room of the Hadley Union Building. This year's graduating class consisted of forty-three undergraduate and twenty graduate students. The room was filled to capacity with family and friends who have loved, suppor

Posted on 6/8/2009 2:15:55 PM

ASSE Chapter Awarded Volunteer Service Award

Congratulations to the IUP American Society of Safety Engineers Student Chapter on being awarded the 2008–2009 Volunteer Service of the Year Outstanding Organization Award. This award recognizes the volunteer spirit demonstrated by IUP Safety Sciences students who give their time and talents toward the betterment

Posted on 5/26/2009 11:27:24 AM

Cekada Named Outstanding Teacher in College of Health and Human Services

Dr. Tracey Cekada was named Outstanding Teacher for the College of Health and Human Services  on April 28, 2009, at a breakfast held at the Rustic Lodge. Dr. Cekada is a very caring professor who is always willing to go the extra mile for her students. In addition to being an excellent teacher, she is also the sp

Posted on 5/20/2009 9:25:07 AM

Career Day at Baggaley Elementary School

Dr. Laura Rhodes, associate professor in the Safety Sciences Department , participated in the sixth grade Career Day event at Baggaley Elementary School. In the photo of Rhodes with several students, you can see the students were especially interested in the personal protective equipment! The students had a l

Posted on 4/24/2009 11:25:41 AM

Safety Sciences Students Win Accident Trend Analysis Competition

As part of the Alcoa Partnership Grant, a competition was held which consisted of permorming an accident trend analysis on data and summarizing the results into a PowerPoint presentation.  The presentations were then judged by representatives from Alcoa and Safety Sciences faculty members.  The winning group, cons

Posted on 4/13/2009 12:02:57 PM

2009 ASSE Foundation Scholarship Recipients

The IUP  Safety Sciences Department would like to recognize the following students for receiving 2009 ASSE Foundation Scholarships: CNA Foundation Scholarship: Katie Ferguson David Iden Memorial Safety Scholarship: Amanda Smith Linda and Brad Giles Scholarship: Michele Seger Congratulations girls, k

Posted on 3/26/2009 9:23:44 AM

IUP Safety Grad Earns Fellowship

Matthew Soltis ’83, a graduate of the IUP Safety Sciences Program, has achieved fellowship status in the American Industrial Hygiene Association. This is a substantial accomplishment which very few people achieve. Congratulations Matt, from the faculty and staff in the Safety Sciences Department!

Posted on 3/19/2009 10:53:40 AM

The Death of Trustee David Johnson

David L. Johnson, who was instrumental in creating Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Safety Sciences Department and who served the university as a trustee for over twenty-nine years, died Monday, February 23, 2009, in West Chester at the age of seventy-eight. After completing his studies at IUP, Johnson earned

Posted on 3/2/2009 8:30:02 AM

Congratulations to Safety Sciences Scholarship Recipients

The  Department of Safety Sciences  would like to congratulate the following students who received scholarships for the 2009–2010 academic year:  David L. Johnson Family Safety Sciences Award: Christian Buggey Chevron Scholarship: Andrew Glass, Michele Seger, and Dane Mitcheson Alcoa Scholarship: Jos

Posted on 2/19/2009 9:09:46 AM

Safety Sciences Graduate Does Emergency and Oil-Spill Response Work for Chevron in Indonesia

Recently, Justin Little M'07 traveled to Indonesia to participate on a two-person team that completed an emergency services and response assessment of Chevron's Kalimantan Operations in Balikpapan. As part of Justin's role with Chevron Global Upstream and Gas, he provides subject matter expertise on emergency manag

Posted on 1/21/2009 9:43:15 AM

WPA ASSE Recognizes IUP Safety Sciences Students

Posted on 1/16/2009 9:50:14 AM

Ferguson Elected to BCSP

The Safety Sciences Department would like to congratulate Dr. Lon Ferguson on being chosen as a Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Director. Dr. Ferguson was appointed in January 2009 and will serve a three-year term. For his first year of service, Dr. Ferguson will be serving on the examination and prof

Posted on 1/14/2009 8:39:27 AM

Ferguson and Janicak Contribute to Book for Safety and Health Professionals

Dr. Lon Ferguson and Dr. Christopher Janicak from IUP’s Safety Sciences Department each contributed a chapter to the new two-volume American Society of Safety Engineers The Safety Professionals Handbook . The Safety Professional Handbook features seventy-nine chapters on topics that include management of safet

Posted on 9/4/2008 1:18:21 PM

Alumnus Makes Donation to Safety Sciences

IUP alumnus Mr. Ken Trimber (’74) has won the 2008 Rochelle Crew award.  This award is given by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) in honor and memory of Crew, a former member of the committee and instructor for several years of construction safety PDCs. As part of his award, Ken has donated a copy of

Posted on 6/30/2008 9:12:34 AM

Safety Sciences Students Receive Scholarships at National Conference

Congratulations to Katie Ferguson and Amanda Smith for receiving the David Iden Memorial Safety Scholarship, sponsored by the UPS Foundation. The students received their awards at the American Society of Safety Engineers Safety 2008 Conference in Las Vegas. A big thank you goes out to everyone who attended the Sa

Posted on 6/26/2008 8:56:04 AM

Safety Sciences Alumnus Receives Safety Professional of the Year Award

Posted on 4/9/2008 3:59:56 PM

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