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Virginia Tech Awarded Construction Safety Grant
February 21, 2013

Virginia Tech's Maury Nussbaum
Virginia Tech’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering has received a five-year $470,703 grant from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health to expand its graduate education to address construction-related occupational safety and health.

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Center for Innovation in Construction Safety and Health , now a part of the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science, have engaged in occupational safety and health research and education for the past 35 years, and have been supported by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to provide graduate training in safety and ergonomics since 1992.

Virginia Tech's
Deborah Young-Corbett
This new award will support the program’s expansion into providing additional focused education and training for those seeking careers in occupational safety and health within the construction sector. Specifically, the educational program provides coursework and practicum experiences in the subjects of occupational safety, industrial hygiene, system safety, prevention through design, and ergonomics, available to graduate students entering this specialty track within the human factors engineering graduate program at Virginia Tech.

Faculty from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering partnered with faculty from the Myers-Lawson School of Construction to develop this new graduate education opportunity. The principal faculty members leading the new initiative are Maury Nussbaum, Industrial and Systems Engineering; and Deborah Young-Corbett, Myers-Lawson School of Construction.


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