Environmental & Occupational Health

Faculty Profile

  • Koshy Koshy, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

  • Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

Keywords
Workplace safety; occupational safety; environmental health.

Biography
BS, Chemistry, Manhattan College MS, Environmental Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology PhD, Environmental Sciences, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Research Interests
Understanding the root causes of why workers get injured is essential to reducing workplace hazards.  Dr. Koshy focuses his research on identifying impediments to workers receiving adequate environmental and safety/health training and strategies to give them a voice in their company injury and illness prevention programs.   Dr. Koshy is committed to matching MPH Occupational Safety & Health students with fieldwork/practicum opportunities to broaden their awareness to worker safety issues.  

Research Highlights

Dr. Koshy has presented occupational safety and health issues at numerous national and regional (New Jersey/New York) conferences. Among them is the Region II: Voluntary Protection Program Participants Association (VPPPA), the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and the American Public Health Association (APHA).

Select Publications
Koshy Koshy,Mitchel Rosen,Michael Presutti,Mehul Patel (2015) "The Effects of 10-hr Construction Outreach Training", Journal of Safety Studies 1(5) 15-29

Koshy Koshy,Michael Presutti,Mitchel Rosen (2015) "Implementing the Hazard Communication Standard final rule: Lessons learned", Journal of Chemical Health and Safety 22(5) 23-31 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchas.2014.10.002

Koshy Koshy,Lindsey Milich,Alexa Patti (2018) "Career Cluster Specific Online PPE Training for Secondary Students and Supervising Teachers", Professional Safety 63(5) 33-38

Scholarly Activities
Journal Reviewer for The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Journal Reviewer for Sage Open

Member of the New Jersey Industrial Safety Committee

Awards
I've been awarded a number of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Susan Harwood Grants. Using these funds, I've developed engaging safety & health training programs (English and Spanish) addressing targeted worker hazards including fall protection and confined spaces.

Social Media & Websites
Twitter: https://twitter.com/koshy@1ksph/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/koshy-koshy-phd-a8a2b16
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/koshy.koshy.1829