Agreement Signed with National Safety Management Society to Help Professionals Further Education

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A newly signed agreement between Eastern Kentucky University and the National Safety Management Society (NSMS) will give professionals across the country the opportunity to take specific EKU graduate-level courses.

For admission into the University’s online or on-campus Master of Science Degree program in Safety, Security and Emergency Management, the University will accept for academic credit the certificates of those who have completed the Society’s Certified Safety Technician (CST) and Certified Safety Supervisor (CSS) programs. Upon verification, the graduate student may register for SSE 890 – Topical Seminar in CST/CSS. During the course, the graduate student will be required to develop and submit a research paper on an instructor-approved topic.

NSMS President Roosevelt Smith joined EKU President Doug Whitlock on the Richmond campus for the signing ceremony.

The National Safety Management Society, in collaboration with the Petroleum Education Council, develops, directs, oversees, manages and ensures the CST and CSS programs and their policies and procedures.

The CST certification is designed to be a benchmark educational program for individuals within the safety and health profession, while the CSS is designed as advanced education for safety and health professionals in supervisory capacities who are interested in career advancement.

Graduate faculty in the University’s SSEM program will periodically monitor and assess all aspects of the National Safety Management Society Program, including but not limited to the content, delivery and program changes.

EKU’s Safety, Security and Emergency Management master’s program is the only one of its kind in the nation. This 36-credit program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals in loss prevention, safety management, fire, security, insurance, and human resources.

The newly revised curriculum includes options for a concentration in Homeland Security, Occupational Safety, Fire and Emergency Services, Ergonomics or Emergency Management that allows students to customize the curriculum to fit their personal and career goals.

For more information about EKU’s Safety, Security and Emergency Management master’s program, visit or call 859-622-7233.

The National Safety Management Society is a non-profit 501c (6) organization founded in 1969 for the purpose of promoting the safety and health profession and providing educational opportunities within the safety and health field. Member organizations include Tetra Technologies, U.S. Army, State Compensation Insurance Fund/SCIF,  Brickmore Risk Services, Chesapeake Energy, Coach USA LLC, Disneyland Resort, Federal Aviation Administration, General Motors Corporation, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company,  Marathon Oil, Midwest Steel Company Inc., Morton Salt, San Francisco International Airport, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Tennessee Valley Authority, and U.S. Department of Labor – OSHA, among others, including colleges, universities and municipalities.

Published on June 28, 2011

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