Tyler M. Perry is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences at Marshall University. He has over 10 years’ experience in occupational safety, health, and environmental management working primarily in the steel manufacturing sector. He has held progressive safety, health and environmental management positions at AK Steel, Inc. / Clevland Cliffs, Inc. and SWVA, Inc. / Steel Dynamics, Inc. He joined Marshall University in 2022. He holds a M.S. - Occupational Safety and Health and Environmental Management (Columbia Southern University) 2018 and B.S. - Safety Technology (Marshall University) 2013. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) - Board of Certified Safety Professionals, 2020 and is an OSHA Authorized Trainer – Construction.
His teaching interests include Construction Safety, Safety Training Development, Accident / Incident Investigation, Safety and Environmental Program Development and Management. Research interests include behavioral safety and improving safety training methods. Additional areas of interest include workforce preparation and advising for students. Tyler serves as the Faculty Mentor for the Marshall University ASSP Student Chapter and the Marshall University Qualified Academic Program Coordinator with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals
08/2022 to Present, “Heat Stress Health Hazards”
Served as trainer in educating construction workers on heat stress prevention and contributed to the development of the training materials by revising lecture content and adding relevant photos.
08/2023 to Present, “Occupation Hazard Recognition and Mitigation of Exposures to Respirable Dust and Crystalline Silica in Mining Operations”
Serving as trainer in educating mine workers on the hazard recognition and mitigation of exposure to respirable dust and crystalline silica.