Dr. Dee Jepsen

Assistant Professor

State Agricultural Safety Leader
Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering,
The Ohio State University

Office:The Ohio State University Agricultural Engineering Building
590 Woody Hayes Drive, Room 262 Columbus, Ohio 43210
E-mail: jepsen.4@osu.edu
Telephone: (614) 292-6008, Fax: (614) 292-9448

Areas Of Interest

* Agricultural Safety for Children and Farm Families
* Disaster Preparedness and Recovery
* Tractor Certification
* Safety on Rural Roads
* Formal and Non-Formal Curriculum Design

Academic Instruction

* Agricultural Systems Management (ASM) 600 - Graduate and Undergraduate - Agricultural safety and health practices, strategies, and methods for management

Organizations & Professional Contributions

* International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health
* American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
* American Society of Safety Engineers
* National Safety Council
* Extension Disaster Education Network
* AgrAbility State Project
* Ohio Association of Extension Professionals

Degrees & Certifications

* Ph.D. Human and Communty Resource Development, minor in Public Health
* M.S. Agricultural Education
* B.S. Animal Sciences
* A.S. Livestock Production
* Spirometry Certification, NIOSH accredited
* First Aid and CPR Certification, NSC accredited
* Trained to instruct Respirator Fit Test programs
* General Industrial Hygiene Courses in Noise, Dust, Vapors, and Particulates

Honors & Awards

* James D. Utzinger Extension Teaching Award, 2007
* Sigma Epsilon, Ohio IOTA Chapter, Honorary Member, 2006
* FABE Outstanding Staff Award, 2002
* Excellence in Extension Award, 2000
* National Safety Council, Youth Activities Award of Merit, 2000
* ASAE Blue Ribbon Awards: 2010 Publication, 2000 Publication, 1998 Publication, 1998 Computer Program, 1998 Instructive Display
* Epsilon Sigma Phi Extension Fraternity, Tools for Teaching Awards:
       2010- First Place Social Media, OSU AgSafety & Health Facebook page
       2009- First Place State Newsletter, AgS.T.A.T. (Safe Tactics for Agriculture Today)
       2009- Third Place Publication, Safe Operation of Utility Type Vehicles (UTV)
       2005- First Place Television Production, Workers Comp Quarterly: Ag. Safety Series
       2004- Second Place Publication, Preventing Thefts of Anhydrous Ammonia
       1997- First Place Team Teaching, Farm Safety Round-Ups
       1997- Honorable Mention Publications, Child Safety Fact Sheet Series