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Ms. Conrad is a board Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) with close to 20 years experience in occupational safety and health. She has worked in a variety of industries including agriculture, aerospace, defense, high-tech, and blood and tissue manufacturing.
Learn about safety and health exposures and challenges commonly associated with the hog and feed production industry. Presenter, Nicole Conrad, CIH, CSP, will discuss topics from harvesting and storing grain, producing feed, to specific issues on farms and their control measures aimed at reducing safety and health exposures.
Join us LIVE on November 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm ET.
This webinar is a 1 hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A.
Now Available! Newly revised, updated, and expanded. Whether you are studying for an IHMM certification exam, or looking for the industry's premier professional reference, Managing Hazardous Materials is a comprehensive text covering the entire breadth and depth of the hazardous materials industry.
This text has been known as the ultimate resource for the CHMM (Certified Hazardous Materials Manager) exam. Not only did the The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) update the CHMM blueprint, they expanded their professional certifcations to include the Certifed Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP) and the Certifed Hazardous Goods Professional (CDGP). This new edition of Managing Hazardous Materials is the result of adapting to these changes and covers the latest blueprints for all three IHMM professional certifications. View the contents here.
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Learn how to determine whether or not injuries or illnesses are recordable per requirements of 29 CFR 1904. Attendees will receive instruction on whether an injury or illness occurred, determining work-relatedness, determining whether an injury or illness is a new case, and if a case meets general or specific recording criteria. This webinar will benefit any EH&S or Risk Management professional who is responsible for maintaining OSHA logs for their organization.
Join us LIVE on October 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm ET.
This webinar is a 1 hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A.
We are frequently asked about the client pass rate for our CIH Exam Review Courses. Until now, we were unable to accurately answer the question.
In order to give our clients an accurate number and to be consistent from course to course, we designed a short survey that is sent out 90 days after the last day of a course to those clients that COMPLETED the course. To receive a Certificate of Completion, clients are required to complete the following list of items within 30 days after the course end date:
- Listen to each of the 16 lectures (participate live or review recorded lectures).
- Score 70% or higher on all homework assignments.
- Score 70% or higher on the Bowen EHS, LLC final exam.
- Complete the course evaluation
(Clients who do not meet the above completion requirements will receive a certificate of participation.)
90 days after the course end date, we determine the participants who completed all of the above requirements. An email is sent with a link to the survey and a follow-up email is sent a week later to those that may not have had a chance to complete the survey. We then reach out a week later via phone as one last attempt to get participants to complete the survey.
We are happy to report the results from our CIH Online Review Course that began in January 2015. Of those who completed the course and responded to our survey, 71% took the exam during the Spring 2015 exam window. Of those who took the exam, 69% PASSED. WOO HOOO!!
We also asked those who did not sit for the exam, “Why?”. A majority stated they did not meet the requirements at that time and plan to sit for the Fall 2015 exam.
If you are wondering what kind of time commitment it takes to prepare for the CIH exam, we asked these course participants that as well. They spent an average of 309 hours studying and 7.5 months preparing.
As always, we are Committed To Your Success by Guaranteeing our Support through the exam process!
~The Bowen EHS Team
Do you need help explaining to a potential employer, boss, spouse or friend exactly what it is you do for a living? The ABIH has come to the rescue with a new public information video explaining the role a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH®). The ABIH hopes that this video will serve as an introduction to what CIHs can do and encourage them to explore further into how CIHs protect people in the workplace and beyond.
Kickstart your career with this new Bowen EHS course. Perfect for industrial hygienists and safety professionals just beginning their careers and those moving up the career ladder. Hands on experience will teach you how to analyze real exposure data using fundamental tools. All skills have real live applications on the job. Live lectures are presented once a week for 8-weeks. All lectures are also recorded for those who prefer to study at their own pace or want to review the material more than once. Eligible for ABIH CM Points, BCSP COC points, and CEUs.
Wondering if it's worth obtaining an EH&S certification? According to the 2015 SH&E industry safety salary survey, the time spent preparing for and taking a certification exam is worth every cent.
Champaign, Illinois - The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has released the results of an expansive 2015 SH&E industry safety salary survey conducted in collaboration with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), and Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM). The results from the 2015 survey are available in a new SH&E Industry Salary Survey and Calculator.
"This latest salary survey further confirms that safety certification is valuable not only for individuals' professional practice, but the value is often reflected in compensation," said BCSP CEO, Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh, CSP, ASP, CET.
Data for the survey was collected from March 26 to April 7, 2015, and the survey was closed for tabulation with 9,258 responses.
The survey results indicate that the median annual base salary of individuals holding the Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), and/or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) professional certification exceeds $100,000, about $20,000 greater than the median annual base salary of survey respondents who held no certification. The difference in this median annual salary is greater than $30,000 when compared to the median annual salary of the typical Occupational Health and Safety Specialist, according to the number reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
The numbers are similarly positive for certificants holding technician or technologist level certifications as well, with Occupational Health and Safety Technologists (OHST) and Construction Health and Safety Technicians (CHST) earning about $10,000 and $9,000 more in their median annual base salaries than respondents with no certifications, respectively. With median annual base salaries exceeding $92,000, there is an even greater contrast between these certificants and the $47,440 median annual salary the BLS reports for the typical Occupational Health and Safety Technician.
Results from this survey clearly indicate a growing recognition of the value of safety, and the reward that comes from proving your value with an accredited safety certification.
Further data and the interactive calculator can be accessed online at the SH&E Industry Safety Salary Survey and Calculator webpage.
The results of this 2015 survey can be found in the full report on the BCSP website.
Risk management refers to the practice of identifying potential risks in advance, analyzing them and taking precautionary steps to reduce the risk. As an EH&S professional, this is an important aspect of your profession. During this webinar, Nick Shamsipour, MS, CSP, ARM, CHMM will provide an introduction to Risk Management. Learn to devise the compliance plans from a risk management perspective within your organization to assess, control, and measure the financial costs of incidents, accidents, and injuries. This webinar is a 1 hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A.
This course will introduce participants to OSHA's 1904 standard. Specifically the course will cover the purpose of the standard; provide a high level overview of requirements for recordkeeping and reporting; and demonstrate completion of required forms. EHS / Risk Management Professionals or anyone with OSHA Recordkeeping or Reporting responsibilities should attend. This webinar is a 1 hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A.