Professor Named to National Workplace Safety Committee

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Dr. Scotty Dunlap, chair of Graduate Studies and Research in the School of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management at Eastern Kentucky University, has been named to a national workplace safety committee designed to address risk assessment.

The committee, part of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), has established the Risk Assessment Institute to advance the protection of workers by providing information and resources for employers and workers. Dunlap also serves as the Training and Education team lead within the project.

ASSE is a global association of occupational safety professionals representing more than 35,000 members worldwide. The Society is also a visible advocate for safety, health and environment professionals through proactive government affairs at the federal and state levels, and in member-led relationships with key federal safety and health agencies.

ASSE members create safer work environments by preventing workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. Besides recording less lost time and lower workers’ compensation costs, organizations with strong safety performance enjoy increased productivity, a better reputation, and higher employee satisfaction.

Dunlap holds a doctoral degree in higher and adult education from the University of Memphis and a master’s degree in loss prevention and safety from EKU.

Published on September 04, 2013