Kevin J. Slates

Clinical Associate Professor, Safety Program Coordinator & Coordinator of Minority Recruitment and Retention
Applied Health Science

Director of Occupational Health and Safety Laboratory (see link under Background)
School of Public Health-Bloomington

kslates@indiana.edu
(812) 856-3766
PH 116D

Education
  • Spalding University, Ed.D., 2005
  • Kentucky State University, M.P.A., 2001
  • Eastern Kentucky University, B.S., 1997
Background
  • To visit the Occupational Safety and Health Laboratory website - click here
  • 1995-1997 - Molecular Research Assistant Eastern Kentucky University Department of Biological Science
  • 1997-2005 - Environmental Public Protection Cabinet Industrial Hygienist
  • 2002 - Awarded the Department of Labor Distinguished Service Award
  • 2004-2005 - Kentucky Governor's Office Occupational Safety and Health Manager
  • Kevin has provided expert OSHA and EPA regulatory complicance consulting services to businesses in both general industry and construction employers
  • Certified in the comprehensive practice of occupational safety certification #21155
  • Authorized OSHA general industry outreach trainer #C 0018622
  • Authorized OSHA construction outreach trainer #C 001826
Research Interests

My primary research and teaching interests focus broadly on the characterization and mitigation of occupational safety, health and environmental hazards. Some of the specific areas include organizational and behavioral variables associated with accident causation in the workplace. I am also interested in federal and state government policy. Specifically I am interested in OSHA and EPA compliance.

Awards and Honors
  • 2011 - American Society of Safety Engineers Outstanding Educator of the Year Award Nominee
  • Awarded the 2010 Top 40 Safety & Health Professional Rising Star Safety Award by National Safety Council
  • 2012 - American Society of Safety Engineers Conference First Place Faculty Poster Award. Poster topic: Curriculum Mapping: A framework for assessing a safety program based on ABET accreditation
  • Indiana University Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Service-Learning Fellow 2015-2016
Acquired and Submitted Research and Teaching Funding

Spring 2008: Central Indiana American Society of Safety Engineers Student Travel Grant
Amount: $2,000

2008-2009 U.S. Department of Labor Susan Harwood Educational Training Grant
Amount: $185,000
Principle investigator: Kevin Slates

November 2009 agency: U.S. Housing and Urban Development
Proposal #: 98319
Project Title: Residential Hazard Assessment and Control: Protecting Vulnerable Populations
Principle investigator: Kevin Slates
Amount requested: $875,000

April 2010: SKC Technical Equipment and Instrumentation Company
Description: instrumentation and technical equipment for the industrial hygiene and exposure assessment lab.
Award amount: $50,000

June 2012: SKC Technical Equipment and Instrumentation Company
Award amount: $30,000
Description: instrumentation and technical equipment for the industrial hygiene and exposure assessment lab.

February 2012: Indiana University Graduate School Sudent Research Travel Grant
Amount: $1,500
Contact: Dr. Yolanda Trevino

May 2013: SKC Technical Equipment and Instrumentation Company
Award amount: $15,000
Description: instrumentation and technical equipment for the industrial hygiene and exposure assessment lab.

Selected Publications

Slates, K., Newton, L. (under peer review by the American Society of Safety Engineers) Safety and Industrial Hygiene Laboratory Manual: Environmental Exposure Assessment & Control. Slates, K. (under review).

Four questions safety and health professionals should ask before conducting training activities: Implications for safety performance. American Society of Safety Engineers Training & Communications Branch Newsletter. Slates, K. (2013).

Using podcast video lectures to enhance student learning in a laboratory setting. American Industrial Hygiene Association Special Interest Group Journal Newsletter, 12 (1) 2-3. Slates, K. (2012).

Accident causation and prevention: Strategies for VPP companies. The Leader Magazine, 21 (4), 28. Slates, K. (2011).

Leadership: Implications for Young Safety & Health Professionals. American Society of Safety Engineers the Young professionals in SH&E Go Getter Newsletter, 2 (3), 4-6. Slates, K., Rawlins, T. (November 2011).

Getting the most out of your training: how to increase learning outcomes and avoid the most common pitfalls associated with educating and training workers. American Society of Safety Engineers in The Know Newsletter, 4 (2), 5-6. Slates, K. (2011).

AIHce SIG Roundtable summary: Membership learning opportunities. American Industrial Hygiene Association Special Interest Group Journal Newsletter, 10, (1) 2. Slates, K. (2010).

Safety Education and Training: Implications for safety performance. In The Know, American Society of Safety Engineers Newsletter, 3 (2), 2. Slates, K. (2010).

Service Learning: A novel approach to learning. In the know: American In The Know, Society of Safety Engineers Newsletter, 2, (3). Slates, K. (2010).

Establishing and effective safety and health program: Where do you begin? In The Know: American Society of Safety Engineers Newsletter, 2, (3). Slates, K. (2009).

Models and theories of accident causation: Why accidents happen and methods for prevention. In The Know: American Society of Safety Engineers Newsletter, 1(3), 2-4. Slates, K. (2009).

Contemporary issues, strategies in safety and health training: In the know, American Society of Safety Engineers Newsletter, 2 (1), 1-4. Slates, K. (2008).

Safety & Health trends: highlighting the prevalence of disparities. In The Know: American Society of Safety Engineering, 1(2), 2-4. Brown, Kent, C., Kuhlman, Peter. L., Mattingly, Susan, Farrar, William, W. Calie, Patrick, J. Slates, Kevin, J. (1998).

A Model of the Quaternary Structure of Enolases, Based on Structural and Evolutionary Analysis of the Octameric Enolase from Bacillus subtilis. Journal of Protein Chemistry, 17 (8): 855-856.

Competitive National Presentations

Slates, K., Lohrmann, D. (2012). Curriculum mapping: An evaluation of an undergraduate safety major using ANSI/ASSE competencies as a framework for assessment. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Safety Engineers Conference, Denver, CO.

A retrospective analysis of foodborne illness from 2005-2009 and selected risk factors. Annual meeting at the American Society of Safety Engineers Conference, Denver, CO. Slates, K. (2012).

Using podcasts technology to enhance student learning: Effects on student learning in an industrial hygiene laboratory course. Annual meeting at the American Society of Safety Engineers conference, Denver, CO. Slates, K. (2012).

Integrating distance based instruction into laboratory course: Implications for student learning. Annual International Conference of Social Science, Honolulu, HI. Slates, K. (2011).

Traffic and pedestrian safety: Distractive technologies and implications for education and prevention. Annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C. Slates, K. (2011).

A conceptual discussion of safety and health and implications for the workplace: Residential safety and health hazards and at risk populations. Annual meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association Conference, Portland, OR. Slates, K. (2010).

Healthy homes: Fresh air supply and health outcomes. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Baltimore, Maryland. Slates, K. (2009).

An examination of injury awareness, knowledge and organizational variables in China. Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association National Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Slates, K. (2008).

Globaization and worker health: A travel study to China. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Las Vegas, NV. Slates, K. (2008).

Learning models and theories: Enhancing learning through experimental learning. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Las Vegas, NV. Slates, K. (2008).

Backpack Safety: Student risk of injury and associated factors, Annual Meeting of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Minneapolis, MN. Slates, K. (2006).

Cross Sectional Analysis of an Effective Occupational Safety and Health Program in the High Hazard Construction Industry, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Seattle, WA. Slates, K. (July 2013)

Technological Teaching Products

Educational Strategies for Safety Professionals webinar. Slates, K. (Oct. 2012)

Business and Legal Resources BLR webinar: Environmental Safety and Health Performance Metrics for Business webinar. Slates, K. (July 2012)

Business and Legal Resources BLR webinar: Introduction to Industrial hygiene 101 webinar. Slates, K. (2011).

Interactive teaching podcast industrial hygiene lab exercise: Air sampling strategies for organic solvents. Industiral hygiene lab exercise #3. HPER S411, Industrial Hygiene Sampling and Analysis Laboratory. Slates, K. (2011).

Interactive teaching podcast industrial hygiene lab exercise: Air sampling and monitoring strategies for welding fumes #2. HPER S411, Industrial Hygiene Sampling and Analysis Laboratory. Slates, K. (2010).

Interactive teaching podcast lecture and CD ROM: Occupational health exposure limits and regulatory compliance.