Department of Occupational & Environmental

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DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY & HEALTHUNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – WHITEWATERSAFETY 789: Readings and Research in Safety(3 credits)Instructor: __________________________________________Office: ______________________________________________Office Hours: ________________________________________Telephone: __________________________________________Email address: _______________________________________Prerequisite:SAFETY 701andat least 18 units must be completed in 700-level courses in MSESH Program.Course Description:Under the direction of a faculty member the student will examine current research andprofessional practices and apply that knowledge to an ESH problem. The course serves as thecapstone experience and requires the successful completion of a research paper.ESH Graduate Faculty Members:Dr. Kwangseog (Kwan) Ahn, Sc.D., CIHDr. Ahn has extensive experience in teaching, research, and services inoccupational and environmental hygiene and environmental sciences. Before hecame to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, he taught at the University ofMichigan and at Hunter College of The City University of New York. He alsoworked as an industrial hygienist at the Environment, Health, and Safety Officeof the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at the Department ofEnvironment, Health and Safety of the University of North Carolina - ChapelHill. His research interests include the following:ventilation applications in laboratory and industrial environmentsexposure assessment methods and controls for airborne hazardshealth and safety in extreme work environments (confined spaces, heat stress)occupational and environmental noise exposure assessmentEducationSc.D. Industrial Hygiene, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2003M.S.E.E. Industrial hygiene, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994M.S.E. Environmental engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, 1987B.S.E. Urban engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, 1985Certifications/LicensesCertified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), American Board of Industrial Hygiene1
Dr. Tracy BuchmanDr. Buchman teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in fireprotection/prevention, industrial accident prevention, and disaster planning. Shehas over twenty-five years of professional practice, research, and teaching inthe fields of Safety, Security, and Emergency Management and has held severalconsultant and advisory positions with the Assistant Secretary of Preparednessand Response (ASPR), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), AmericanCollege of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Centers for Disease Control andPrevention (CDC), International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety(IAHSS), and National Hospital Incident Command System (HICS). Dr. Buchman has madenumerous presentations at national and international conferences. She is a member of theAmerican Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Healthcare Practice Specialty, and theInternational Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS).Education:DHA, 2009, The University of PhoenixM.S. Occupational/Industrial Safety Studies, 1994, University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterB.B.A. Human Resource Management, 1991, University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterCertifications/Licenses:Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP) (In Progress)Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP)Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP)Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA)Certified Hazard Control Manager (CHCM)State of WI Fire Inspector IDr. Sang D. Choi, Ph.D., CPE, CSPDr. Choi is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar-teacher withextensive knowledge and experience in the areas of occupational ergonomicsand industrial safety/health. His field experience includes projects in multiplework environments in construction, healthcare, manufacturing, food process,steel production, and office settings projects. Dr. Choi has produced more than130 refereed publications, and his research work has been cited over 6,000times. Professor Choi’s main research interests are occupational ergonomicsand safety, work-related musculoskeletal disorders, fall prevention and protection, agingworkforce, human-machine interaction, work system analysis, and prevention through design.Dr. Choi is a strong proponent of efforts to integrate research into the ESH practice and isdedicated to bridge the gap between academia and the ESH profession(Research to Practice).He is an OSHA-approved outreach instructor for construction and industrial safety. Dr. Choi is aprofessional member of American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), National Safety Council(NSC), and Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). Dr. Choi served as the Editor for2
the American Society of Safety Engineer's Journal of Safety, Health, and EnvironmentalResearch.EducationPh.D. Industrial Engineering, 2003, Western Michigan University. Major Field:Occupational Ergonomics and SafetyM.S. Industrial Engineering, 1999, Wichita State UniversityB.S. Industrial Engineering, 1996, Kwandong UniversityAuthorized OSHA Outreach Instructor for Construction IndustryAuthorized OSHA Outreach Instructor for General IndustryCertifications/LicensesBoard Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE)Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP)Dr. Todd Loushine, Ph.D., P.E., CSP, CIHDr. Loushine has over 20 years of diverse field experience from: MinnesotaOSHA, Workplace Safety Consultation, Wisconsin Department of Health andFamily Services, UW-Madison, and private consulting/expert witnessopportunities. Dr. Loushine is a Professional member of the American Societyof Safety Engineers, an officer of the Wisconsin Chapter of ASSE, and amember of the Wisconsin Safety Council Advisory Board. He currently servesas an Associate Editor for the ASSE Journal of Safety, Health andEnvironmental Research, and participated on the editorial review board for the ProfessionalSafety Journal from 2009-2015. His areas of expertise in research/scholarship are: safety culture/climate/systems, social inquiry and data analysis (both qualitative and quantitative),organizational design and management, advanced learning systems, and redefining the field ofoccupational safety and health.EducationPh.D. Industrial Engineering, 2007, University of Wisconsin-MadisonM.S. Industrial Engineering, 2002, University of Wisconsin-MadisonB.S. Chemical Engineering, 1994, University of MinnesotaCertifications/LicensesProfessional Engineer (P.E.), MN License (in Chem. Eng)Certified Safety Professional (CSP)Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)3
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