Academic Forum and ISOES

Wednesday, June 12

In recognition of the need for enhanced interdisciplinary collaboration and research to practice, ASSP’s Academic Practice Specialty and Council on Academic Affairs and Research are proud to provide a special opportunity to attend both the Forum and the International Society for Occupational Ergonomics and Safety (ISOES) Annual Conference at this year’s ASSP PDC 2019!

Those attending the ASSP Academic Forum only may register through the Safety 2019 registration page. Those who wish to attend one or both days of the ISOES conference may register here.

Academic Forum Agenda

8:00-8:10AM Opening Remarks
Lu Yuan, Sc.D., CSP and Helmut W Paschold, Ph.D., CSP, CIH
8:10-9:15AM Joint Keynote with ISOES
Robert J. Marley, Ph.D., CPE
9:15-9:30AM Break
9:30-10:10AM Student Perceptions of Leadership on Safety: High-Impact Culture
Kadie Mullins, Ed.D. and Michael O'Toole, Ph.D., SMS
10:10-10:50AM An Argument for TWH: Mental Health Impairment and Safety Outcomes
Todd Smith, Ph.D., CSP, ARM
10:50-11:30AM The Way to Develop a Safe and Sustainable Construction Workforce
Ali Karakhan
11:30-11:45AM Break
11:45AM-1:00PM ABET Updates and Panel Discussion
Amanda Reid, Hamid Fonooni, Richard Olawoyin, Paulette Lantuh, and Lu Yuan
Plated lunch will be provided. Sponsored by ABET
1:00-1:40PM Partnering with On-Campus Environment, Health & Safety
Lora Cavuoto, Ph.D., CPE and Carol Schmeidler, M.S., CSP
1:40-2:20PM Selecting Dissertation Topics within an Online/Hybrid Ph.D. Program
Helmut Paschold, Ph.D., CSP, CIH and Jan Wachter, Sc.D., CSP, CIH
2:20-3:00PM A Call for Qualitative Research in Occupational Safety
Michael Behm, Ph.D., CSP
3:00-3:10PM Break
3:10-4:30PM Panel Discussion – Internship Expectations and Requirements
Georgia Pacific, Liberty Mutual, BP, Kiewit Construction and Amazon
4:30-5:30PM Joint Networking Reception with ISOES

ISOES Agenda

Wednesday, June 12
8:00-8:10AM Welcome
Sang D. Choi, Ph.D., CPE, CSP
8:10-9:15AM Keynote Address
Robert J. Marley, Ph.D., CPE, current Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the Missouri University of Science and Technology
9:15-11:30AM Presentations
12-15 minute presentations to be assigned in April.
11:30AM-1:00PM Lunch and Research-Practice-Research Panel Discussion
Academic Forum attendees are invited to participate. Panelists will describe experiences implementing the Research to Practice to Research (RtPtR) model of collaboration between academics and practitioners.
1:00-4:30PM Presentations
12-15 minute presentations to be assigned in April
4:30-5:30PM Joint Networking Reception with ASSP
Thursday, June 13
8:00-11:30AM Presentations
12-15 minute presentations to be assigned in April
TBD Adjournment

ASSP Thanks Its Sponsors


  • Safestart - Diamond Sponsor
  • Grainger - Centennial Sponsor
  • ProcessMAP - Centennial Sponsor
  • Vivid - Diamond Sponsor
  • BCSP - Diamond Sponsor


  • Cintas - Centennial Sponsor
  • Clicksafety - Diamond Sponsor

For more than 50 years, the ASSP’s Professional Development Conference has been and will continue to be the direct reflection of what is taking place in the occupational, safety and health industry.

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