Students & Faculty


Don B. Daily Safety Grant Recipients

Formally the Don B. Daily Memorial Fund Grant

2015 – West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.,  USA, Dr. Xiaopeng Ning, “The Implementation and Assessment of Ergonomic Interventions in a Steel Manufacturing Pant.”

2015 – Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Ind., USA, Dr. John Moreland, “Interactive Training for Fall Protection and Crane Safety.”

2014 – Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Ind., USA, Dr. John Moreland, “Interactive Incident Visualization for Steel Industry Safety.”

2014 – University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala., USA, Dr. Eric Marks, “Near Miss Reporting to Enhance Safety in the Steel Industry.”

2014 – West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va., USA, Dr. Xiaopeng Ning, “Design of Ergonomic Interventions for Steel Manufacturing Workers.”

2013 – Lorain County Community College, Elyria, Ohio, USA, Dr. Larry Waller, “Safety Reminder Strategies in a Steel Plant.” Mentor:  James Hardy, Republic Steel

2013 – Purdue University Calumet, Hammond, Ind., USA, Dr. John Moreland, “Enhancement of Steel Industry Safety Training through Incident Visualization Development.” Mentor:  Daniel J. Brisson, Melt/Cast Manager, Nucor Steel Indiana

2013 – University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala., USA, Dr. Amber Genau, “Enhancing the Safety of Vertical Tensile Machines by Reducing Pinch Points.” Mentor:  George P. Miljus Jr., Plant Metallurgist, Nucor Steel Birmingham

2013 – West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.V., USA, Dr. Xiaopeng Ning, “Ergonomic Assessment of High Risk Tasks in the Steel Manufacturing Industry to Prevent Back Injury.” Mentor:  Robin Birk, U. S. Steel – Mon Valley Works

2012 – Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga., USA, Dr. Jochen Teizer, “Field Trials of Real-Time Pro-Active Warning and Alert Technology

2012 – Lorain County Community College, Elyria, Ohio, USA, Duncan Estep, “A Student-Based Research Project to Address Customizing Occupation Safety Training for the Steel Industry

2012 – Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, Wis., USA, Dr. Joseph C. Musto, “Design and an Active Warning System for Fall Protection,” Sponsored by Charter Steel

2012 – University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala., USA, Dr. Elizabeth H. Maples. “Preventing Hand Injuries in the Steel Industry through Assessment, Awareness and Training

2012 – Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va., USA, Dr. Alan P. Druschitz, “Fall Prevention Systems for Flatbed Trailers, Phase 2 – Implementation and Evaluation

2012 – West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va., USA, Dr. Daniel Della-Giustina, “An Effective Safety and Health Program Through Total Quality Management to Assist Safety Professionals in Mitigating Risk of Injury to Upper Extremities (Hand and Arms) Within Steel Mill Operations

2011 – Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga., USA, Dr. Jochen Teizer, “Real-Time Pro-Active Equipment Operator and Ground Worker Warning and Alert System in Steel Manufacturing,” mentored by Matt Moore, Gerdau Cartersville Mill

2011 – Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, Wis., USA,Dr. Joseph C. Musto, “Design of Smart Lockout/Tagout Hardware for the Steel Industry,” mentored by Kevin Burg, Charter Steel

2011 – Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va., USA, Dr. Alan P. Druschitz, “Fall Prevention Program for Flatbed Trailers and Flatbed Railcar,s” mentored by G. Lynn Akers, Steel Dynamics Inc.