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Construction Site Safety Manager's Journey from the NFL to OSHA

Ryan Mack has always had a knack for protecting people – whether it was his family, co-workers, or quarterback – but construction was a new direction for him.

Mack was a athlete in college and then went on to play professional football for a of couple years. His college studies led him to a Bachelors in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville and a Masters in Liberal Studies from University of Memphis, which he is a few credits away from completing. This might not be the normal path for a safety career in the construction industry, but for Mack it is.

Ergonomics Recommendations for Remote Workers

One benefit of remote work is the flexibility of work stations. You may choose to work at the kitchen table, on the couch, or anywhere else that seems agreeable. Without a commute, you may also have some extra time to work on other projects around the house. While these extra options are certainly a welcome change, they can quickly become a source of pain and stress if your body is left unsupported. Whether you’re moving around the house or in a single work station, ergonomics is key to reducing strain on your body and preventing injuries. The five key ergonomics princples are:

Online Master of Science Programs Connect Virtually

At the end of the 2020 Spring semester, both the Online Master of Science in Analytics (OMS Analytics) and Online Master of Science in Cybersecurity (OMS Cybersecurity) programs connected virtually with classmates, colleagues, and leaders in recognition of the outstanding achievements of the participants as well as the incredible growth of these degree programs since their launches. OMS Analytics began in 2017 with 260 students; this fall, it will admit its largest class to date with nearly 4,000 students.

How International Students Can Transfer to a U.S. University

Education is a global endeavor. For many students, their educational goals may take them outside their home country. The process of transferring to a U.S. university from outside the country can be complex and often confusing. There are many different ways to make the transition, so it is important to be aware of all the options before beginning the process.

Fostering Team Communication While Remote

As humans, we are wired to seek social connections. While some individuals maintain their social support system through family, friends, or hobbies, for many, an in-person office setting provides a sense of belonging and community.

Safeguard Your Career with Professional Education

Civil engineering is a sought-after profession with excellent job prospects. Data provided in the report Civil Engineers in the United States* indicates that employment for civil engineers is projected to grow by 12 percent between 2018 and 2028. However, global uncertainty and an unprecedented level of upheaval because of the COVID-19 pandemic could impact this promising trajectory.

Further Your Professional Learning at Home

As the reality of COVID-19 has set in, the workforce has shown resilience transitioning to teleworking while learning new technologies and homeschooling their children. Although working from home might be starting to feel easier, it may also be challenging to maintain control of your daily schedule and productivity.

Music to Boost Your Productivity While Remote Working and Learning

During long periods of working from home or remote learning, it can sometimes be a challenge to remain productive. Taking a few measures to help support your mental well-being, such as meditation, exercise, and if used correctly, music, can make all the difference in your productivity levels.

Creating Digital Boundaries in Support of Your Well-Being

With the arrival of COVID-19, daily life has changed dramatically for all of us. Social distancing and stay-at-home requirements have altered the world as we knew it, and even veteran remote workers have had to adjust to unexpected conditions.

Expert Tips for Succeeding as a Remote Learner

Remote and distance learning have been a part of higher education for decades. What began as courses delivered on videotape and satellite feed has evolved into expertly produced online degree programs that offer both superior learning outcomes and flexibility. That combination, alongside an industry-relevant credential, is often well-suited for professionals balancing their education with work and family.