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Safety Education Peer-Reviewed

Safety Internships: Are Students Prepared?

By S.D. Allen Iske Jr., Grant Weller and Linda Lengfellner

This article presents data gathered from employer evaluations of University of Central Missouri students who completed academic internships. The data provide a great resource for continuous improvement and validation of program technical content. Taking into account feedback from internship providers when evaluating academic programs can help educational institutions improve students’ academic experience and meet the needs of hiring companies.

Professional Issues Peer-Reviewed
OSH Certifications: Behind the Exams

By Cheryl L. (Cheri) Marcham, Treasa M. Turnbeaugh and Nicola J. Wright

Developing and scoring a certification exam relies on a scientific and mathematic psychometric process to achieve defendable outcomes. This article presents information intended to help OSH professionals understand why and how a properly developed and administered certification exam shows the mark of excellence in the OSH field.

Worker Protection Peer-Reviewed
Electric Arc: Protecting Against Thermal Effect
Part 1: Types of Electric Arc

By Mikhail Golovkov, Holger Schau and Gavin Burdge

This series of three articles provides an overview of today’s state of the art for electrical workers’ protection against electric arc thermal hazard. Part 1 addresses key factors for further electric arc PPE advancement. It also discusses the different types of electric arc and why this knowledge is important for safety professionals who perform arc risk assessments.

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