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Steven Thygerson

Associate Professor
Public Health

2031 LSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Teaching Interests

  • Occupational Health and Safety; Toxicology; Safety Management; Injury Prevention

Research Interests

  • Injury Prevention; Motor vehicle crashes; occupational injury prevention; occupational injury epidemiology; first aid and CPR

Memberships

  • American Public Health Association (APHA), 2010-Present
  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), 2006-Present
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), 2003-Present
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), 2002-Present

Courses Taught
Winter 2019

  • HLTH 324: Occupational Health & Safety Section 001
  • HLTH 426: Toxicology Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 014
  • IAS 369R: International Internship Prep Section 035

Fall 2018

  • HLTH 324: Occupational Health & Safety Section 001
  • HLTH 420: Injury & Violence Prevention Section 001
  • HLTH 426: Toxicology Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 007

Summer 2018

  • HLTH 688R: Field Experience Section 019

Spring 2018

  • HLTH 491R: Mentored Research Section 019

Research Interests

Global Occupational Health; Injury Prevention; Motor vehicle crashes; occupational injury prevention; occupational injury epidemiology; first aid and CPR

Teaching Interests

Occupational Health and Safety; Toxicology; Safety Management; Injury Prevention

Licenses and Certifications

  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene, Certified Industrial Hygienist
  • Utah Department of Health, Emergency Medical Technician
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), OSHA Certified General Industry Outreach Trainer

Memberships

  • American Public Health Association (APHA): ( - Present)
  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH): ( - Present)
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE): ( - Present)
  • American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA): ( - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Committee/Council Chair, International Affairs Committee of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, 2020-06-01 - 2020-06-30 - Present
  • Committee/Council Member, Workplace Health Without Borders Training Committee, 2020-05-01 - 2020-05-31 - Present
  • Board Member, Occupational Health and Safety Association of Nepal, 2018-11-01 - 2018-11-30 - Present
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 2015-09-01 - 2015-09-30 - Present
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Safety, 2015-08-01 - 2015-08-31 - Present
  • Other, ABET, 2015-05-01 - 2015-05-31 - Present
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Traffic Injury Prevention, 2015-01-01 - 2015-01-31 - Present
  • Committee/Council Member, American Industrial Hygiene Association's International Affairs Committee, 2014-04-01 - 2014-04-30 - Present
  • Committee/Council Member, Workplace Health Without Borders, 2014-04-01 - 2014-04-30 - Present
  • Other, American Society of Safety Engineers BYU Student Section, 2010-02-01 - 2010-02-28 - Present
  • Other, Workplace Health Without Borders, 2020-11-01 - 2020-11-30 - 2021-04-01 - 2021-04-30
  • Committee/Council Chair, International Affairs Committee of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, 2019-06-01 - 2019-06-30 - 2020-06-01 - 2020-06-30
  • Member, American Public Health Association - Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section, 2010-01-01 - 2010-12-31 - 2019-01-01 - 2019-12-31
  • Officer (specify in Other), International Affairs Committee of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, 2018-06-01 - 2018-06-30 - 2019-06-01 - 2019-06-30
  • Other, International Affairs Committee of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, 2018-06-01 - 2018-06-30 - 2019-06-01 - 2019-06-30
  • Other, Utah Passenger Ropeway Safety Committee, 2017-10-01 - 2017-10-31 - 2018-05-01 - 2018-05-31
  • Board Member, Utah Passenger Ropeway Safety Board, 2010-05-01 - 2010-05-31 - 2018-05-01 - 2018-05-31
  • Committee/Council Member, Utah County Trauma Executive Committee, 2012-03-01 - 2012-03-31 - 2018-03-01 - 2018-03-31
  • Committee/Council Member, National Risk Assessment Committee/American Industrial Hygiene Association, 2008-01-01 - 2008-12-31 - 2018-01-01 - 2018-01-31
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer, External, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014-03-01 - 2014-03-31 - 2014-04-01 - 2014-04-30
  • Conference-Related Role, AIHA Utah Section, 2013-01-01 - 2013-01-31 - 2013-01-01 - 2013-01-31
  • Committee/Council Member, Student and Early Career Professional Committee/American Industrial Hygiene Association, 2008-01-01 - 2008-12-31 - 2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31

Courses Taught

2020

  • HLTH 426 : Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Section 019
  • HLTH 491R: Section 021
  • HLTH 324 : Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Section 018
  • HLTH 492R: Section 005
  • HLTH 688R: Section 018
  • HLTH 491R: Section 018
  • HLTH 324 : Section 001
  • HLTH 426 : Section 001

2019

  • HLTH 420 : Section 001
  • HLTH 324 : Section 001
  • HLTH 426 : Section 001
  • HLTH 688R: Section 022
  • HLTH 491R: Section 019
  • IAS 369R: Section 035
  • HLTH 491R: Section 014
  • HLTH 324 : Section 001
  • HLTH 426 : Section 001

2018

  • HLTH 420 : Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Section 007
  • HLTH 324 : Section 001
  • HLTH 426 : Section 001
  • HLTH 688R: Section 019
  • HLTH 491R: Section 019
  • IAS 369R: Section 017
  • HLTH 324 : Section 001
  • HLTH 429 : Section 001

2017

  • HLTH 420 : Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Section 7
  • HLTH 324 : Section 001
  • HLTH 426 : Section 001
  • HLTH 420 : Section 001
  • HLTH 420 : Section 001
  • HLTH 324 : Section 001

2016

  • HLTH 420 : Section 001
  • HLTH 420 : Section 001
  • HLTH 324 : Section 001

2015

  • HLTH 491R: Section 7
  • HLTH 324 : Section 001
  • HLTH 426 : Section 001
  • HLTH 420 : Section 001
  • HLTH 420 : Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Section 014
  • HLTH 424 : Section 001

2014

  • HLTH 424 : Section 001
  • HLTH 426 : Section 001
  • HLTH 688R: Section 004
  • HLTH 420 : Section 001
  • HLTH 420 : Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Section 008
  • HLTH 491R: Section 016
  • HLTH 424 : Section 001

2013

  • HLTH 688R: Section 003
  • HLTH 424 : Section 001
  • HLTH 426 : Section 001
  • HLTH 420 : Section 001
  • HLTH 420 : Section 001
  • HLTH 424 : Section 001

2012

  • HLTH 496R: Section 004
  • HLTH 424 : Section 001
  • HLTH 426 : Section 001
  • HLTH 420 : Section 001
  • HLTH 424 : Section 001

2011

  • HLTH 424 : Section 001
  • HLTH 696R: Section 002
  • HLTH 420 : Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Section 002
  • HLTH 696R: Section 001
  • HLTH 420 : Section 001
  • HLTH 424 : Section 001

2010

  • HLTH 600 : Section 001
  • HLTH 424 : Section 001
  • HLTH 420 : Section 001
  • HLTH 696R: Section 001
  • HLTH 420 : Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Section 004
  • HLTH 424 : Section 001

2009

  • HLTH 600 : Section 001
  • HLTH 491R: Section 005
  • HLTH 424 : Section 001
  • HLTH 688R: Section 004
  • HLTH 696R: Section 003
  • HLTH 420 : Section 001
  • HLTH 420 : Section 001
  • HLTH 424 : Section 001
  • HLTH 698R: Section 004

2008

  • HLTH 600 : Section 001
  • HLTH 424 : Section 001

Publications

  • Thygerson SM, Beard JD, House MJ, Smith RL, Burbidge HC, Andrus KN, Weber FX, Chartier R, Johnston JD. October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 25, 2019. Air-quality assessment of on-site brick-kiln worker housing in Bhaktapur, Nepal: Chemical speciation of indoor and outdoor PM25 pollution. 21st ed. Basel: MDPI.
  • Fabian LA, Thygerson SM, Merrill RM. April (2nd Quarter/Spring), 2019. Boarding Injuries: The long and short of it. Berlin: Avid Science.
  • Sanjel S, Khanal SN, Thygerson SM, Carter WS, Johnston JD, Joshi SK. December 22, 2017. Exposure to respirable silica among clay brick workers in Kathmandu valley, Nepal.
  • Merrill RM, Thygerson SM, Palmer C. March, 2016. Risk of injury according to having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and comorbid mental illness. 2nd ed.
  • Johnston JD, Thygerson SM, Johnson MJ, Reading JC. September, 2013. Hand washing quality among biosafety level-2 research laboratory workers. 3rd ed.
  • Steadman M, Bush J, Thygerson SM, Barnes MD. July (3rd Quarter/Summer), 2013. Graduated Driver Licensing Provisions: An Analysis of State Policies and What Works.
  • Thomas A, Thygerson SM, Merrill RM, Cook L. July (3rd Quarter/Summer), 2012. Identifying Work-related Crashes in Multiple Data Sources. 4th ed.
  • Merrill RM, Anderson A, Thygerson SM. September, 2011. Effectiveness of a worksite wellness program on health behaviors and personal health. 9th ed.
  • Thygerson SM, Merrill RM. July (3rd Quarter/Summer), 2011. Traffic Citations According to Selected Demographics, Behaviors, and Injury Severity Factors among Drivers Involved in Crashes in Utah.
  • Thygerson AL, Thygerson SM. April (2nd Quarter/Spring), 2011. CPR and AED. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.
  • Thygerson AL, Thygerson SM. April (2nd Quarter/Spring), 2011. First Aid, CPR and AED: Advanced. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.
  • Thygerson AL, Thygerson SM. April (2nd Quarter/Spring), 2011. First Aid, CPR, and AED: Standard. Sixthth ed. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.
  • Thygerson SM, Merrill RM, Cook L, Thomas A. January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2011. Comparison of factors influencing emergency department visits and hospitalization among drivers in work and nonwork-related motor vehicle crashes in Utah, 1999-2005. 1st ed.
  • Thygerson SM, Merrill RM, Cook L, Thomas A, Wu AC. January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2011. Epidemiology of motor vehicle crashes in Utah. 1st ed.

Presentations

  • Thygerson SM. Global Occupational Health Awareness. Workplace Health Without Borders. February, 2021.
  • Thygerson SM, Ramachandran G, Nicolaou L. Occupational and Residential Exposure Assessment in Nepal Brick Kilns. Alliance for a Healthier World. January, 2021.
  • Thygerson SM. Beyond Borders: A global perspective of occupational health. Utah Conference on Safety and Industrial Hygiene. October, 2020.
  • Thygerson SM. Global EHS Markers: Delivering results and growing capacity. American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition. June, 2020.
  • Thygerson SM. Global Environmental Health and Safety Organizations. American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition. June, 2020.
  • Thygerson SM, House M. Silica exposures among workers in the brick kilns of Nepal. American Industrial Hygiene Association - Utah Section Meeting. June, 2019.
  • Thygerson SM, Achariya H, Sanjel S. IOHA Collaboration Award Presentation on the Brick Kilns of Nepal. International Occupational Health Association. September, 2018.
  • Thygerson SM. Silica exposures among young workers in the brick kilns of NEpal. International Occupational Health Association. September, 2018.
  • Thygerson SM. Workplace Health Without Borders Presentation - OHS Training in Mozambique. International Occupational Health Association. September, 2018.
  • Muianga C, Thygerson SM. Occupational health: Building capacity in Mozambique. International Commission on Occupational Health. June, 2018.
  • Thygerson SM. Developing curriculum and training at the University of Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique. International Congress on Occupational Health. April, 2018.
  • Thygerson SM. Silica Exposures and Tuberculosis among Brick Kiln Workers in Nepal. International Congress on Occupational Health. April, 2018.
  • Thygerson SM. Next steps in controlling silica exposures in the brick kilns of Nepal. Workplace Health Without Borders Webinar. December, 2017.
  • Thygerson SM. Occupational Health Programs at BYU-Provo: Training up the future. LDS Risk Management Conference. September, 2017.
  • Sanjel S, Thygerson SM, Khanal SN, Joshi SK. Brick Kilns of Nepal: Recognizing the Hazards. American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo. June, 2017.
  • Sanjel S, Khanal SN, Thygerson SM, Joshi SK. Concentration of Particulate Matter and Respiratory Illnesses among Brick Kiln and Grocery Workers. National Summit of Health and Population Scientists in Nepal. April, 2017.
  • Thygerson SM. Top Ten OSHA Violations. Utah Safety Conference. February, 2017.
  • Parker D, Thygerson SM, Sanjel S. Silica Exposures and Tuberculosis among Brick Kiln Workers in Nepal. Epidemiology in Occupational Health Conference (EPICOH). September, 2016.
  • Thygerson SM, Sanjel S, Carter W. Similar Exposure Groups among Brick Kiln Workers in Nepal. American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo. May, 2016.
  • Thygerson SM. Noise-induced Hearing Loss in the Workplace. Kathmandu University Forum. January, 2016.
  • Leslie F, Thygerson SM, Merrill RM. Longboarding Injuries. Excellence in Trauma and Critical Care. September, 2015.
  • Thygerson SM. Scaling mountains to reduce workplace motor vehicle crashes. Utah Network of Employers for Traffic Safety. May, 2015.
  • Thygerson SM. Investigating Links between Environmental Pollutions and Occupational Health Hazards among Brick Kiln Workers in Kathmandu Valley . Workplace Health Without Borders Webinar. May, 2015.
  • Thygerson SM. Occupational Health and Healthcare Professionals. Dhulikhel Medical Center Forum. January, 2015.
  • Thygerson SM. Occupational Health in Developing Countries. Kathmandu University Forum. January, 2015.
  • Thygerson SM, Hatch A. Reducing Work-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes. Utah Conference on Safety and Industrial Hygiene. October, 2014.
  • Thygerson SM. Hazards associated with Isocyanates. Utah Safety Council Safety Meeting. October, 2014.
  • Fabian LA, Thygerson SM, Merrill RM. Boarding injuries: The long and short of it. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. November, 2013.
  • Merrill RM, Brutsch E, Thygerson SM. Burn injury, psychiatric disorder, and physical health problems: Predisposing factors and temporal relationships. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. November, 2013.
  • Cowan L, Magnusson BM, Hanson CL, Thygerson SM. Cell phone use while driving: How Utahns' risk perceptions and attitudes influence behavior across demographic factors. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. November, 2013.
  • Thygerson SM, Fabian L, Merrill RM. American Public Health Conference. November, 2013.
  • Lindsay AR, Thygerson SM, West JH, Thygerson AL. iPhone Apps for CPR - A Content Analysis. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. October, 2012.
  • Thygerson SM, Lindsay AR, West JH, Thygerson AL. iPhone Apps for CPR - A Content Analysis. Emergency and Cardiovacsular Care Update. September, 2012.
  • Thygerson SM, Lindsay AR, West JH, Thygerson AL. iPhone Apps for CPR - A Content Analysis. Utah Public Health Association Conference. April, 2012.
  • Thomas A, Thygerson SM, Merrill RM, Cook L. Identifying Work-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes in Multiple Data Sources. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. November, 2011.
  • Morey E, Thygerson SM, McNaughton C, West JH. Residential methamphetamine contamination: Knowledge, perceptions and attitudes. Annual conference of the APHA. November, 2011.
  • Rassbach AR, Thygerson SM. Epigenetics and Human Disease: What Occupational Health needs to know. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. October, 2011.
  • Thygerson SM, Johns G, Ou J. University Student Employees: What were they thinking?. University Risk Management and Insurance Association Conference. September, 2011.
  • Thygerson SM. Occupational Health. BPHA Annual Meeting. April, 2011.
  • Thygerson SM, Rassbach AR. Epigenetics and Human Disease: What Public Health needs to know. Global Family Health Conference. February, 2011.
  • Thygerson SM, Rassbach AR. Epigenetics and Human Disease: What Occupational Health Professionals Need to Know. Utah Public Health Association Annual Meeting. February, 2011.
  • Thygerson SM, Ou J. Characterizing University Student Employee Injuries: Methods and Challenges. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. November, 2010.
  • Thygerson SM, Ou J. Risk Factors for Student Employee Injury. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. November, 2010.
  • Thygerson SM, Merrill RM, Cook L, Thomas A. Comparison of Factors Influencing Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalization among Drivers in Work and Nonwork-related Motor Vehicle Crashes in Utah, 1999-2005. American Public Health Conference. November, 2010.
  • Thygerson SM. The Real Costs of Work-Related Motor Vehicle Crashes to Employers. Traffic Safety Management Seminar. June, 2010.
  • Thygerson SM, Merrill RM, West JH, Welling R. Field comparison of two sampling methods for triglycidyl isocyanurate. American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition. May, 2010.
  • Thygerson SM, Thygerson AL. Learning is not a Spectator Sport. Health Education Association of Utah Conference. March, 2010.
  • Thygerson SM. University Student Employee Health and Safety. Risk Management and Safety Conference. August, 2009.
  • Thygerson SM, Merrill RM, Cook L, Thomas A. Utah Crash Outcomes Data Evaluation System: A Potential Tool for Evaluating Work-related Motor Vehicle Crashes. International Conference on Road Safety at Work. wwwcdcgov/niosh/programs/twu/global/. February, 2009.
  • Thygerson SM. OSHA's Top Ten. Risk Management and Safety Conference. August, 2008.
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