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Popov Receives National Recognition for Work in Ergonomics

Contact: Mike Greife
WARRENSBURG, MO (July 14, 2014) – Georgi Popov, associate professor of safety sciences in the School of Environmental, Physical, and Applied Sciences at the University of Central Missouri, recently was named Ergonomic Safety Professional of the Year through the ergonomics practice specialty of the American Society of Safety of Engineers.

Popov ASSE award

Georgi Popov, right, associate professor of safety sciences at UCM, received the Ergonomic Safety Professional of the Year Award from Jeffrey Camplin, ASSE vice president of practices and standards.

Popov received the award during the annual ASSE conference in Orlando, Fla., in June. Popov also received an award for Best Technical Article from ASSE’s Council on Practice and Standards.

Popov received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the National Scientific Board and an M.S. in nuclear instrumentation—engineering physics from Defense University. In 2001 Popov graduated from Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He also has a post-graduate certification in environmental air quality. He is a Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP).

His research interests include industrial hygiene, ergonomics, safety management, risk assessment, prevention through design, air quality, alternative fuels, LEAN Six Sigma practices and business aspects of Environmental Health and Safety.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 36,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, health care and education.