Dennis Murphy leads the Agricultural Safety and Health Program at Penn State University. He is a Professor and Extension Safety Specialist in the Department of Agriculture & Biological Engineering, and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Dennis has appointments in extension, research and resident education. Program areas include applied research and education for: agricultural safety and health management, tractor and machinery safety issues; youth safety; methods of modifying farm worker safety behavior; developing hazard analyses tools; and ventilation of confined-space manure pits to reduce risk of entry into the pits.
Dennis has developed numerous extension and research publications, reports and programs, and has been awarded over 20 blue ribbons by the American Society of Agricultural & Biological Engineering (ASABE) for excellence in their annual educational aids competition. He was awarded the title of Distinguished Professor by Penn State in 2001 and grade of FELLOW by ASABE in 2009. In addition to ASABE, he is an active in the Agricultural Safety & Health Council of America, (ASHCA), the International Society for Agricultural Safety & Health (ISASH), and is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).