Faculty and students from the WKU Center for Environmental and Workplace Health (CEWH) and the Environmental and Occupational Health Science (EOHS) program in the Department of Public Health are working with the Northern Kentucky Emergency Planning Commission (NKEPC) to complete a hazardous materials commodity flow study.
On May 16, 2023 Dr. Ritchie Taylor presented findings to the NKEPC, which is a federally mandated entity composed of state and local officials, business representatives, and members of the press. The NKEPC encompasses the emergency management offices of Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton, Grant, Robertson, and Bracken counties in Kentucky. Dr. Taylor, including Dr. Edrisa Sanyang, Dr. Gretchen Macy, and Mrs. Jacqueline Basham, all faculty in the Department of Public Health, have worked on this yearlong project through the WKU Center for Environmental and Workplace Health. The study was funded through the U.S. Department of Transportation and Kentucky Emergency Management. Students from