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Milestones Recently Achieved by SSEM Graduate Students

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. As a result of her work, she has been offered a full time position. She will be starting with The Boeing Company in October as an Occupational Safety and Health Specialist in Everett, Washington supporting the 777 Program. Bryan Basford, Transportation Director of Kentucky River Foothills, recently defended his thesis titled, "The Heinrich Model: Determining Contemporary Relevance". The Heinrich Model has been used for decades in the field of occupational safety management and has come under fire in recent years. Bryan's research included an analysis of nine years of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) injury and fatality data and concluded that the Heinrich Model remains relevant for the occupational safety profession, but the spirit of the model needs to be interpreted based on contemporary industry sector available data. Pictured are Kelly and Bryan while attending the American Society of Safety Engineers Professional Development Conference in Dallas, Texas. Congratulations to Kelly and Bryan on a job well done!

Published on September 13, 2016

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