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Occupational Safety and Health Training Grant, July 1, 2001-June 30, 2006, Grant No. T01-OH008613.


PB2007101982

Publication Date 2006
Personal Author Nussbaum, M. A.; Babski-Reeves, K. L.; Casali, J. G.; Lockhart, T. E.; Smith-Jackson, T. L.
Page Count 25
Abstract This report describes relevant activities during the period of 7/11/01 through 6/30/06 for the Master of Science (M.S.) program In Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE). We offer specialized 'tracks' in Safety Engineering, Ergonomics, and Occupational Biomechanics that are part of the Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics M.S. program (HFEE). Program funds provided by NIOSH were used to support 2 students per year in this academic option, in accordance with the proposals submitted on a yearly basis. Several changes to the leadership of this program, as well as to the M.S. curriculum have occurred during the project period. Some of these changes were made in response to feedback received by reviewers of the grant proposal, while others occurred during a substantial revision of our overall HFEE M.S. program and normal faculty turnover. All of these changes are summarized in the following report. HFEE faculty teach the majority of the required courses, and direct the required research conducted by all M.S. students in the program. Safety Engineering, Ergonomics, and Occupational Biomechanics have been, and continue to be, integral parts of the HFEE graduate option within ISE. The number of applicants to our program have been consistent and relatively high during this reporting period, as have the number of students who actually enroll. We have also been successful in recruiting minorities into our training program, and our trainees generally pursue careers related to occupational safety and health. Many of these trainees publish the results of their research, and a number have continued in our doctoral program. NIOSH support for our training program has allowed us to enhance our recruitment efforts, to support additional training, and to assist students in the conduct of essential research that would otherwise be difficult to achieve.
Keywords
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Training
  • Grants
  • Biomechanics
  • Safety engineering
  • Ergonomics
  • Students
  • Human factors engineering
  • NIOSH
  • Virginia
  • Virginia Tech University
  • Blacksburg(Virginia)
Source Agency
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Corporate Authors Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Dept. of Industrial and Systems Engineering.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC.
Supplemental Notes Sponsored by National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 200703
Occupational Safety and Health Training Grant, July 1, 2001-June 30, 2006, Grant No. T01-OH008613.
Occupational Safety and Health Training Grant, July 1, 2001-June 30, 2006, Grant No. T01-OH008613.
PB2007101982

  • Occupational safety and health
  • Training
  • Grants
  • Biomechanics
  • Safety engineering
  • Ergonomics
  • Students
  • Human factors engineering
  • NIOSH
  • Virginia
  • Virginia Tech University
  • Blacksburg(Virginia)
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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