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Dr. Tom Schneid , J.D., L.LM.

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  • Chair & Acting Director of MSSSEM


Contact Information

  • Department: School of Safety, Security and Emergency Management
  • Office: Stratton 253A
  • Mailing Address: Stratton 250
  • Email:
  • Phone: (859)622-2382
  • Office Hours: M-F 9:00am-5:00pm


           Thomas D. Schneid is the Chair of the Department of Safety and Security and a tenured professor in the School of Safety, Security and Emergency Management in the College of Justice and Safety at Eastern Kentucky University. Tom has worked in the safety, human resource and legal fields and has represented numerous corporations and individuals in OSHA and labor/employment related litigations throughout the United States. Tom has earned a B.S. in education, M.S. and CAS in safety as well as his Juris Doctor (J.D. in law) from West Virginia University and LL.M. (Graduate Labor and Employment Law) from the University of San Diego. Tom is a member of the bar for the U.S. Supreme Court, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals and a number of federal districts as well as the Kentucky and West Virginia Bar.

            Tom has authored and/or co-authored numerous texts on including Workplace Safety and Health: Assessing Current Practices and Promoting Change in the Profession (2014), Corporate Safety Compliance: Law, OSHA and Ethics (2008); Labor and Employment Issues for Safety Professional (2011); Americans With Disabilities Act: A Compliance Guide (1994);  ADA: A Manager’s Guide (1993);  Legal Liabilities for Safety and Loss Prevention Professionals (2010); Fire and Emergency Law Casebook (1996); Creative Safety Solutions (1998); Occupational Health Guide to Violence in the Workplace (1999); Legal Liabilities in Emergency Management (2001) and Fire Law (1995). Tom has also co-authored several texts including Food Safety Law (1997), Legal Liabilities for Safety and Loss Prevention Professionals (1997), Physical Hazards in the Workplace (2001), and Disaster Management and Preparedness (2000) as well as over 100 articles on safety and legal topics.. 

            Tom’s primary areas of academic interest include occupational safety management, employment discrimination law, disability law and workplace violence prevention.  


Subject  TitleDatesLocationTerm
SSE 833Legislation & Regulatory Comp  Internet Classes Summer 2024
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