Barry Spurlock

Assistant Professor/Attorney
Eastern Kentucky University


Barry S. Spurlock is an Assistant Professor at Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Justice and Safety, a practicing attorney, and a Board Certified Safety Professional. Prior to being a full-time faculty member at EKU, he was an associate attorney with Fisher & Phillips in its Louisville, Kentucky office. While with Fisher & Phillips, a significant amount of his practice involved representing and advising employers on OSHA matters. Before becoming an attorney, Barry worked for over 16 years as a safety and environmental professional in the steel, food and insurance industries. He also served as an adjunct faculty for Indiana University for over a decade, and while there, developed one of the first courses on safety performance measurement to be offered at any university. Barry holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Safety and Risk Management, and a Master of Science in Loss Prevention and Safety Administration, both from Eastern Kentucky University. He also holds a Juris Doctor from Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P. Chase College of Law. Barry is an active member of ASSE and currently serves the Louisville Chapter as a past president and as Chair of the Government Affairs Committee. He is also a member of ASSE’s National Government Affairs Committee. Barry has authored articles for the American Bar Association’s Tort & Insurance Practice Specialty’s Worker’s Compensation and Employer’s Liability periodical, and is co-author of the book “Chomp Comp; The Small Business Guide to Lower Worker’s Compensation Premiums.” He is a frequent speaker at national safety conferences such as the ASSE PDC, ASSE SeminarFest and the National Safety Congress.


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