Todd Smith

Assistant Professor
Applied Health Science
(812) 856-4887
PH 116

  • University of Georgia, College of Public Health, PhD, 2010
  • West Virginia University, MS in Safety Management, 1995
  • West Virginia University, BSPE in Exercise Physiology, 1993
  • SPH S513 Safety Management in Business & Industry
  • SPH S552 Principles & Concepts of Workplace Safety Behavior
  • SPH S691 Readings in Safety Management
  • SPH S692 Research in Safety Management
  • Co-PI.  FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety Research and Development Grant. EMW-2011-FP-00582. Safety Climate and Firefighter Injury. $580,619.  
  • Technical Publications Advisory Committee.  American Society of Safety Engineers. 2012-2014.
  • Memberships:  American Public Health Association, American Society of Safety Engineers, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society & Society for Occupational Health Psychology.
  • Editorial Board Member - Journal of Safety Research
  • Blackboard Exemplary Course Award Winner – 2013 for a graduate level Human Factors and Ergonomics course.
  • Program Chair - MS in Occupational Safety Management program. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. 2010 - 2015
  • Senior Safety and Health Consultant.  Zenith Insurance Company. 1996-2009.
Research Interests

Occupational Safety and Health; Safety Culture/Climate; Injury Prevention and Control; Ergonomics & Human Factors; Occupational Health Psychology; Workplace Health Promotion; Firefighter Safety and Health.


Selected Publications

DeJoy, D.M., Smith, T.D. & Dyal, M.A. (2017). Safety climate and firefighting: Focus group results. Journal of Safety Research 62(2017), 107-116.

DeJoy, D.M., Smith, T.D., Woldu, H., Dyal, M.A., Steege, A.L., & Boiano J.M. (2017). Effects of organizational safety practices and perceived safety climate on PPE usage, engineering controls, and exposures to liquid antineoplastic drugs among nurses. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 14(7), 485-493.

Smith, T.D. (2017). An assessment of safety climate, job satisfaction and turnover intention relationships using a national sample of workers from the United States. International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics. Published online January 6, 2017.

Herron, R., Smith, T.D., Mikutel, D. & Gorman, M.K. (2016). Assessment of the ARFF-related NFPA Standards Development Process. International Journal of Emergency Services 5(2), 145-157. Here.

Smith, T.D. & Dyal, A. (2016). A conceptual safety-oriented job demands and resources model for the fire service. International Journal of Workplace Health Management 9(4), 443-460. Here.

Smith, T.D., Eldridge, F. & DeJoy, D.M. (2016). Safety-specific transformational and passive leadership influences on firefighter safety climate perceptions and safety behavior outcomes. Safety Science 86 (2016), 92-97.Here

Terwilliger, B., Vincenzi,D., Ison, D., Herron, R., & Smith, T.D. (2015). UAS capabilities and performance modeling for application analysis. In Proceedings of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International 42nd Annual Symposium.

Smith, T.D. & DeJoy, D.M. (2014).  Safety climate, safety behaviors and line-of-duty injuries in the fire service.  International Journal of Emergency Services 3(1), 49-64. Here

Smith, T.D. & DeJoy, D.M. (2012).  Occupational injury in America:  An analysis of risk factors using data from the General Social Survey.  Journal of Safety Research 43(1), 67-74.  Here

Kunadharaju, K., Smith, T.D. & DeJoy, D.M.  (2011). Line-of-duty deaths among U.S. firefighters:  An analysis of fatality investigations.  Accident Analysis and Prevention 43(2011), 1171-1180.  Here

Bowen, H., Smith, T.D., DeJoy, D.M, Wilson, M. (2009). Health promotion programming in small, medium, and large size businesses.  In N.P. Pronk (Ed.), ACSM’s worksite health handbook:  Healthy worker, healthy company.  Champaign, IL:  Human Kinetics, Inc.    

Smith, T.D., DeJoy, D.M., & Dyal, A.  (2015, May).  Firefighter burnout:  Antecedents and impact on firefighter safety behaviors.  Oral session presented at the 2015 National Occupational Injury Research Symposium. Kingwood, WV.    

DeJoy, D.M., Smith, T.D. & Dyal, A. (2015, May).  Enhancing first responders’ work and safety through safety climate and safety management systems: Safety climate and designing interventions to improve safety performance (Presentation #1). Oral session presented at Work, Stress and Health 2015: Sustainable Work, Sustainable Health, Sustainable Organizations. Atlanta, GA.