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Oklahoma State University

Hanson, Jim, MS

Associate Professor Emeritus

Office: 524 Engineering North
Phone: 405-744-5721


Professor Hanson has served with Oklahoma State University's Fire Protection & Safety Technology program as an Associate Professor from 1988 to 2010.  Previously, he managed programs at the OSU Environmental Safety Department as the Safety Specialist and also as the Environmental Hazards Coordinator.  He is currently President and CEO of Hanson & Associates, a firm established in 1988, specializing in occupational safety technical issues.

Mr. Hanson developed curriculum and instructed in six courses at the Environmental Safety Training Center in Norman, OK.  In this capacity, he taught over 125 seminar courses pertaining primarily to asbestos management and abatement as well as confined space management and rescue. Mr. Hanson is a Past-President, Past-Secretary, and was a Board of Director for the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

Mr. Hanson currently serves as a faculty Safety and Health advisor to OSU Engineering Outreach.  In this role, he is responsible for establishing curriculum and training exercises for the following HAZWOPER courses: 40 hour Site Operations, the 24 hour HazMat Technician, the 8 hour First Responder Operations, the On-Scene Incident Commander, both Hands-on and Classroom Refresher courses, and Hospital-Based First Receiver: Awareness and Operations.  In this capacity, Mr. Hanson has presented over 200 seminar courses.  He was honored in 2000 and 2004 by receiving a nomination for the Faculty Excellence Award at OSU by Engineering Outreach.