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Dr. Mitchell  Ricketts

Dr. Mitchell Ricketts

ricketts@nsuok.edu

  • Associate Professor
    Technology Broken Arrow

Office Location

  • Broken Arrow
    • Broken Arrow Business & Technology 112
    • Phone: (918) 449-6500

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Bio

Dr. Mitch Ricketts is an Associate Professor in the Environmental Health and Safety Management program at Northeastern State University. He is a Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP), with over 25 years’ experience in safety, health, and environmental management. Over the years, Dr. Ricketts has worked in diverse settings such as agriculture, manufacturing, chemical/biological laboratories, and school safety. He holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive and Human Factors Psychology from Kansas State University, an M.S. in Occupational Safety Management from University of Central Missouri, and a B.S. in Education from Pittsburg State University. He is faculty advisor for the American Society of Safety Professional's NSU Broken Arrow Student Section.

Education:

  • Ph D, Psychology, Kansas State University, , 2007
  • MS, Occupational Safety Management, University of Central Missouri, , 2001
  • BS, Education, Pittsburg State University, , 1980

Research Interests:

Dr. Ricketts has conducted research in occupational and agricultural injury prevention.

Teaching Interests:

Dr. Ricketts enjoys leading students in immersive activities to learn about the prevention of injuries, illnesses, and environmental contamination.

Professional Activities:

Intellectual Content:

  • Worker injuries involving the interaction of cattle, cattle handlers, and farm structures or equipment (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Discovery, Published, January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2015
  • Using stories to teach safety: Practical, research-based tips. (Journal Article, Professional Journal), Integration, Published, , 2015
  • No more bullet points! Research-based tips for better presentations with PowerPoint (Journal Article, Professional Journal), Integration, Published, September, 2018
  • The case of the overloaded electrical circuit (Journal Article, Professional Journal), Integration, Published, January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2020
  • The case of the fatal tank entry (Journal Article, Professional Journal), Application, Published, February, 2020
  • The case of the overfilled refinery tower (Journal Article, Professional Journal), Integration, Published, March, 2020
  • The case of the noisy workplace (Journal Article, Professional Journal), Integration, Published, April (2nd Quarter/Spring), 2020

Presentations:

  • No more bullet points! Research-based tips for better presentations with PowerPoint. - American Society of Safety Professionals Training and Communications Practice Specialty Webinar - Web-based from Des Plaines, IL - 01 Feb 2019
  • Environmental health and safety: Saving lives and protecting the environment through science, engineering and technology - Centennial Scholars Program - Centennial Middle School, Broken Arrow - 14 Mar 2018
  • Electrical safety for beginners (What to inspect when you’re inspecting) - Oklahoma Safety and Health Conference - Oklahoma City, OK - 22 Jun 2017

Courses Taught:

  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE MANAGEMENT - SAFM4423 - Fall 2019
  • WORKERS COMPENSATION MGMT - SAFM4513 - Fall 2019
  • MACHINE & MATERIAL SAFETY - SAFM4413 - Fall 2019
  • INDUSTRIAL PROBLEMS - TECH4673 - Fall 2019
  • TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR - TECH4663 - Spring 2019
  • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE - SAFM3423 - Spring 2019
  • PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT - SAFM4453 - Spring 2019
  • APPLIED SAFETY ENGINEERING - SAFM3413 - Spring 2019
  • SAFETY ADMIN AND PROGRAMS - SAFM3403 - Spring 2017