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EKU’s Department of Safety, Security and Emergency Management Obtains New Confined Space Trainer

Since it was issued in 1993, OSHA's confined space regulation, 29 CFR 1910.146, has been geared toward general industry workers, with very little applying directly to the construction industry. Employers in the industry have tended to default to general industry standards but have not had a substantial regulation of their own to fall back on. On Aug.

EKU ASSE Chapter Receives Donation from Marathon Petroleum

Eastern Kentucky University’s student section of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently received a $3,000 donation from Marathon Petroleum.

Current Events Spotlight: Hurricane Matthew

As Hurricane Matthew rotates towards the southern and eastern coastlines of the United States as a Category 4 hurricane with 140 mile per hour winds, EKU students are provided with a rare occasion to follow the news and apply, in real-time, disaster management concepts learned in class.

Milestones Recently Achieved by SSEM Graduate Students

Our SSEM program operates a federal grant funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in conjunction with the University of Kentucky. Two of our funded graduate students recently achieved milestones. Kelly Sowders engaged in an internship with Boeing near Seattle, Washington during this past summer.

Dr. Hunter Recognized for Thirty Years of EMS Certification

Dr. Sandy Hunter, professor of emergency medical care, has been recognized by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians for his thirty years of EMS certification. Dr.

Practice Makes Perfect

On Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 12:20PM, students enrolled in EKU’s Disaster Management courses and EKU Emergency Management officials conducted an exercise of EKU’s Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures, as they relate to a simulated hazardous materials release affecting the Richmond Campus.

Antique Fire-Fighting Memorabilia Donated to EKU

Retired California State Fire Marshall Ron Coleman, wanted a secure and permanent home for some pieces of his private collection of historical artwork, equipment and memorabilia.

Kentucky Intelligence Colloquium a Success

Over 100 attendees discussed cyber security and intelligence issues at the 2nd Annual Kentucky Intelligence Colloquium on the University of Kentucky (UK) campus on Friday, April 1, 2016.  The Colloquium was hosted by the Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (BGS IC CAE), which is a partnership of Eastern Kentucky University (EKU), Morehead State U

When It Rains It Floods?

In a large conference room filled with a bank of computers and maps projected on the wall, College of Justice and Safety students Kayla Donovan and Christina Burns huddle close to their computer monitor to examine the flooding patterns after a period of severe rains.  Their screen shows the areas most affected and the amount of potential property damage. 

States Assisting States During Disasters, EKU Graduate Student Completes EMAC Study

As record rainfall devastated portions of South Carolina in October 2015 as a result of Hurricane Joaquin, other portions of the country were recovering from one of the worst drought and wildfire seasons in recent history. Thanks to the Emergency Management Assistance Compact or EMAC, states have a mechanism to request and receive aid from neighboring states to help communities recover.

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