Safety Sciences Symposium

Posted: Feb 20, 2018

  • April 5, 2018
    7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Critical Issues for OSHE Professional As We Progress Into The 21st Century

7:30 – 8:00am Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:10am Welcome To The 18th Annual Safety Sciences Symposium
Alice Greife, PhD, CIH, FAIHA, Dean of CHST

8:10 – 8:15am Welcome from SEPAS Chair
Leigh Ann Blunt, Ed.D., CSP, School of Environmental, Physical & Applied Sciences (SEPAS)

8:15 – 9:30am Update on national Safety Initiatives
James Smith, MS, CSP, National President ASSE

9:30 – 10:30 am Key issues for International Construction/Engineering Companies
James Johnson, Black & Veatch as the Vice President of ESH&S for global operations, Black and Veatch

10:30 – 10:45am Break/Visit Posters and Vendors

10:45 – 12:00am Key Safety Issues for the Construction Industry
Jeron Quincy

12:00 – 1:00pm Buffet Lunch/Visit Vendors & Student Posters

1:00 – 2:15pm Field safety issues for an international Ag Chemical company
Donn Cahill, CIH, CSP, Monsanto Corp.

2:00 – 3:00pm Corporate Ag Safety Issues: Things They Did Not Tell Me In College
Mike Mulhall, Asst Professor, UCM, and Special Projects, Monsanto Corp.

3:00 – 3:15pm Break/Visit Posters and Vendors

3:15-4:15pm Weapons of Mass Destruction: Things You Do Not Know Can Kill You
Tvestan Popov, PhD, Assistant Professor UCM

4:15-4:30pm Concluding Remarks/ Announcement of Student Poster Winners
SEPAS Chair, Leigh Ann Blunt, Ed.D., CSP, School of Environmental, Physical & Applied Sciences (SEPAS)

Register Online

Register by Mail

Download and submit the registration form.

Questions or Information

John Zey

Georgi Popov

Tvestan Popov

Student Posters

Students are encouraged to submit a poster on an occupational safety or health topic. Poster registration is due by March 28, 2018.Posters will be judged by conference attendees. Winning poster receives $100, second place $75 and third place $50.


  • The Symposium is co-hosted by the School of Environmental, Physical & Applied Sciences /Safety Sciences Programs and the Association of Student Industrial All realized proceeds from the symposium will go to the ASIH student chapter and other Safety Sciences student chapters to help fund Student Chapter activities.
  • CIH Certification points were awarded before and should be available ABIH no longer gives Pre-Approval for training events. It also applies BCSP points..
  • Please alert us if you have special dietary needs!

The faculty, staff and students of Safety Sciences extend our thanks to Black and Veatch for their continued support.



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