Ron Dotson is an associate professor at Eastern Kentucky University. He is a Certified Safety and Health Manager with ISHM, a Construction Health and Safety Technologist through BCSP, and an active member of the Institute for Safety and Health Management, American Society of Safety Engineers and the National Association of Safety Professionals. Dotson has served on the board of directors for the Kentucky Safety and Health Network, as an OSHA Training Institute construction trainer and operated an excavation business. He has safety management experience in the public and private sector in general and construction industries. Dotson’s current research interests include playground safety and occupational injuries of educational service employees.