CWUNews FeedNews Feed Conference Brings 100 Professionals to CWU, 09 Jun 2015 15:00:51<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/engineering/sites/" style="width: 500px; height: 201px;"></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;"><img alt="" src="/engineering/sites/" style="width: 200px; height: 259px; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px; float: right;">More than 100 safety and health professionals from throughout Washington gathered last week at </span>CWU<span style="line-height: 1.4;"> for continuing education in occupational medicine, disease and infection control, fall protection, and oxygen and gas safety, among other subjects.</span></p><p>The day of professional development was the second annual <a href="" target="_blank">Puget Sound American Society of Safety Engineers</a> (ASSE) conference hosted by CWU’s&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Safety and Health Management Program</a>.</p><p>The conference also featured keynote speakers Marcus Mann, a team trainer and performance coach for the financial sector; Larry Wilson, author and vice president of <a href="" target="_blank">SafeStart</a>; and Kristi Richards, two-time Olympian and world champion skier. Safety industry vendors showcased their products throughout the day.</p><p>Ellensburg is an ideal place to for the conference as industry professionals often have to travel to the Seattle area to get similar training. Most of the professionals at this year’s gathering are CWU graduates. Following the conference, safety alumni were invited to stick around for a dinner and meet and greet.</p><p><em>Photo: Conference attendees watch a fall protection demonstration in front of Hogue Hall at CWU June 5, 2015. (<span style="line-height: 1.4;">Sathy&nbsp;Rajendran/CWU)</span></em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.4;">June 9, 2015</span></p></p style="text-align: center;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></span style="line-height: 1.4;">ETSC Award Winners at SOURCE!, 29 May 2015 08:49:25<p>Congratulations to the following students on their awards from SOURCE 2015:</p><p>John Evert - Outstanding Presentation Award</p><p>Sam Budnick, Jeremy Dickson &amp; Kyle Kluever - People's Choice Award: Best Poster Presentation</p><p>Gabe Bruno, Casey McFarlen &amp; Ricky Skinner - Outstanding Presentation Award</p>CWU to host First Robotics FRC District Event, 16 Mar 2015 16:08:36<p>CWU will host the FRC district event for First Robotics (<a href=""></a>), March 19th -21st.&nbsp; Click <a href="">HERE</a> for more info.</p>First Lego League Eastern Washington Championships, 16 Jan 2015 13:00:08<p>CWU will host the FLL Eastern Washington Championship Tournement, Saturday January 17th, 2015.</p><p><a href=""></a></p><p><a href=""></a></p>Central Safety Center to offer OSHA 10-Hour Certification Training, 03 Nov 2014 10:47:51<p>The Central Safety Center will be offering OSHA 10-Hour Certification Training for Construction and General Industry.&nbsp; For dates and more information click the image below.</p><p><a href="/engineering/sites/"><img alt="" src="/engineering/sites/" style="width: 464px; height: 600px;"></a></p>Scientist to Explain the Impending Redefinition of the Kilogram, 21 Oct 2014 11:48:35<p><img alt="" src="/engineering/sites/" style="width: 199px; height: 320px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: left;"><span style="line-height: 1.4;">In 2018, the kilogram, the last of the seven base SI units that is still defined in terms of a material artifact, will be changed from its original definition in 1889 to one based on a constant of nature.&nbsp;</span></p><p>At the same time, the kelvin will be redefined based on a better fundamental constant.</p><p>Jeff Gust, an Ellensburg native and chief&nbsp;corporate metrologist at the&nbsp;Fluke Corporation, will present "Why Measurements Matter - The Science of Measurement and the Impending Redefinition of the International System of Units (SI)," at 7:00 p.m., October 23, in Lind 215.</p><p>This lecture will briefly review the history of the SI units, and discuss the experiments that are being performed in order to make this redefinition possible.&nbsp; Also discussed is the science required to both set the world standard for measurements and to disseminate these definitions from National Measurement Institutes to everyday measuring devices, and how a Washington State company is involved in this process.</p><p>This CWU guest lecture is sponsored by the Department of Physics, Department of Engineering Technologies Safety and Construction (ETSC), and University Advancement (UA).</p><p>Photo: At the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the watt<br>balance experiment is redefining the kilogram<br>&nbsp;</p></span style="line-height: 1.4;"></br></br>Deep Foundations Workshop, 03 Oct 2014 12:36:09<p>CWU Construction Management will host this event on Friday Oct. 24th 2014, 8am -noon, in Hogue room 102.&nbsp; Click image below for more details!</p><p><a href="/engineering/sites/"><img alt="" src="/engineering/sites/" style="width: 464px; height: 600px;"></a></p>$113K Awarded for Construction Safety Management Best Practices Handbook, 17 Jun 2014 14:44:26<p><img alt="" src="/engineering/sites/" style="width: 343px; height: 320px; margin-left: 10px; margin-right: 10px; float: right;"></p><p>The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries recently awarded a $113,000 Safety and Health Investment Projects (SHIP) grant to Central Washington University’s Safety and Health Management program and the Associated General Contractors of Washington to develop a “best practices” construction safety handbook.</p><p>“This has never been done before,” said Sathyanarayanan “Sathy” Rajendran, professor and program coordinator, safety and health management. Rajendran is partnering with the AAGC of Washington, and its safety director, Mandi Kime, a 2001 CWU safety and health management alumna, on the handbook project.</p><p>“This is not a compliance manual—we have plenty of those. This will be a comprehensive safety handbook that focuses on the best practices of actual construction businesses.</p><p>“Compliance is the bare minimum,” he continued. “We want to showcase companies that are going above and beyond the legal requirements, who have a reputation for leadership in safety practices.”</p><p>Rajendran and his students will spend the next year assessing top Pacific Northwest companies and detailing how these companies set the bar high when it comes to health and safety on the job. The manual, which will be completed in May 2015, will be freely available online, and updated regularly.</p><p>The book will be organized in modules that cover each facet of construction safety and provide a variety of templates and forms that contractors can download in the field—“We want to make this really simple and usable.” Mobile apps could possibly be developed down the line, Rajendran added.</p><p>According to Rajendran, many of the best practices begin with the company being proactive about safety, with ongoing safety education classes for employees and encouraging a culture that facilitates compliance with heightened safety practices.</p><p>Rajendran notes that many companies educate their employees to practice safety away from work as well, with booklets showing best practices around the home and how to perform basic first aid—“They want their employees to get in the habit of being safety conscious all the time.”</p><p>“It is for humanitarian, as well as financial reasons,” explained Rajendran, who noted that an injury, disability, or death affects the welfare of the worker’s whole family.</p><p>The numbers are sobering. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,628 workers were killed on the job in 2012. That is an average of 89 deaths per week or more than 12 deaths every day. More than 700 Hispanic or Latino workers were killed from work-related injuries in 2012—on average, more than 14 deaths a week, or the equivalent of two Latino workers killed every single day of the year, all year long. Fatal work injuries involving contractors accounted for 15 percent of all fatal work injuries in 2012.</p><p>Central Washington University’s Safety and Health Management Program is one of the oldest university-based programs in the nation, and one of only two on the West Coast. Highly competitive, the program only admits 24 students a year. The program offers rigorous, hands-on, in-the-field training that prepares its graduates to become leaders in the industry.</p><p><br>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br>Dean's Scholars, 09 Jun 2014 15:07:05<p>Joshua <strong>Yoder</strong> of Ellensburg, a Mechanical Engineering Technology grad and Andrew <strong>Coward</strong>, an Electronics Engineering Technology grad at CWU-Des Moines will receive a<br>Dean's Scholars award at CWU’s Honors Convocation Friday, June 13, at 7:00 p.m in McConnell Auditorium.&nbsp; They are in the top 6% of the College of Education and<strong> Professional Studies.</strong>&nbsp; Congrats!</p><p><br>&nbsp;</p></br></br>SOURCE 2014 AWARDS, 20 May 2014 12:27:52<p><strong>CONSTRUCTED OBJECTS BEST PRESENTATION AWARDS</strong></p><p><br>SolarDraft Solar Air Heater<br>Dickson, Jeremy; Budnick, Sam; Porter, Kevin; Kluever, Kyle<br>Faculty Mentor(s): Roger Beardsley, Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction</p><p>Three-­‐Phase Motor Controller Design<br>Johnson, Aaron<br>Faculty Mentor(s): Lad Holden, Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction</p><p>Programmable Logic Controller Automated System<br>Waytuck, Michael<br>Faculty Mentor(s): Nathan Davis, Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction</p><p><strong><em>Congratulations!</em></strong><br>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>