Kim King

Kim King

Kim is our Marketing Manager.

Associate Instructor

Mr. Rusch is currently a Health & Safety Manager at the Birchwood Power Facility, a 242-MW Coal Fired Unit in King George, VA. He received his MS in Industrial Hygiene at the University of Cincinnati, preceded by a BS in Industrial Hygiene at Clarkson University. He obtained both the CIH and CSP certifications in 2012 and has practiced Industrial Hygiene and Safety for nearly 10 years. After graduate school he joined the GE leadership program for young EHS professionals. After two rotations, one in nuclear fuel manufacturing and one in aero-derivative gas turbine manufacturing, he took a position in the power generation industry. When the Operations and Maintenance contract to the site was sold, he joined, and is currently employed by NAES Corporation.

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) is proud to announce the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) will become an independent certification in the fourth quarter of 2014.

"BCSP strives to improve its certifications to advance the safety profession while providing its practitioners with more options," said the CEO of BCSP, Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh, CSP, CET. "The ASP certification will enhance BCSP's vision to create a safer world through safety, health and environmental certification."

The ASP is currently a designation toward achieving the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) – the Gold Standard in safety certification. With this change, it will remain as the first of two exams to obtain the CSP, but will enable ASP credential holders to keep it as a certification.

"ASP certificants will need to meet Recertification requirements to demonstrate their competency, matching the Recertification rules of CSP," said the COO of BCSP, Guy Snyder. "The ASP certification and its Recertification requirements recognizes the certificants' work on continuous enhancement of their competency through additional education, research, or professional experiences."

To obtain the ASP certification, safety practitioners will need a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in any field or an Associate's in safety, health, environmental or a closely related field. At least one year of experience at a professional level with breadth and depth of safety duties is also required.


The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) is recognized as the leader in high-quality credentialing for safety, health, and environmental practitioners. BCSP establishes standards for and verifies competency in professional safety practice and evaluates certificants for compliance with recertification requirements. BCSP also operates paraprofessional SH&E certifications that provide additional career paths for safety practitioners. Since 1969, over 40,000 individuals have achieved the CSP, OHST, CHST, STS, or CET credential. BCSP is a not-for-profit corporation chartered in Illinois with headquarters in Champaign.


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Explore the theory and purpose of statistical modeling during our next live webinar: Free Exposure Assessment Statistical Tools for EHS Professionals. Russell Bowen, CIH, CSP will review a few standard statistical models before moving into the expected model for occupational chemical exposures. The presentation will finish up with live demonstrations of the IHStat and the IHDig App. Join us live on July 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm ET. Sign Up Today!

Note:  The original date was July 23rd, new date is July 30th.


This book pretty much covers the whole breadth of the hazardous materials business. Combine this with your practical experience and you'll have a handle on practically everything you need to know.  Published by The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM)

Last month, the Spring Exam period for the Certified Industrial Hygienist program came to an end. For industrial hygiene professionals ready to take their careers to the next level, the application deadline for the Fall Exam is less than two months away. Applicants for the Fall Exam have until August 1st to submit their completed application to be eligible to take the exam this year.

Along with the completed application form, those applying are reminded to also have the following forms and documents successfully submitted by the August 1st deadline:

  • College or University Degree Transcripts
  • IH Related Courses Documentation
  • Work Experience Documentation
  • Professional References Questionnaires

"We encourage people interested in earning their CIH certification to apply soon to allow plenty of time to ensure that all necessary paperwork is received in time," said Lynn O'Donnell, CIH, Executive Director for the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. "The testing window for the Fall Exam for successful Applicants runs from October through November and it is the last time this year the exam is being offered."

Each year, there are two periods available to take the CIH examination, the Fall Exam and the Spring Exam. For those unable to fulfill all of the requirements to take the exam this year, February 1st is the deadline for Applicants to submit their completed applications for the Spring 2015 Exam which runs from April through May.

The application process and all of the requirements to become a CIH have been clearly defined by ABIH in a downloadable document. The Candidate Handbook discusses everything from academic and experience requirements to the application process, fees and examination information. To view the ABIH's Candidate Handbook, please visit:

To learn more about the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and the CIH program, please visit or call (517) 321-2638.

About the American Board of Industrial Hygiene
Since 1960, ABIH, a not-for-profit corporation, has been the world's largest, premier organization for certifying professionals in the practice of industrial hygiene. ABIH is responsible for ensuring high-quality certification including education, experience, examination, certification maintenance and ethics enforcement. Currently, more than 6700 people are certified to use the CIH designation.

Released June 16, 2014


June 18, 2014

BLS Featured CLSO

We are proud to announce that one of our own, William J. Pate, is a Board of Laser Safety featured CLSO. Mr. Pate is a Bowen EHS Senior Instructor teaching the CHMM exam prep online reviews.  He is currently developing a Laser Safety Officer Online Review that will make its debut in October.  To learn more about how being a Certified Laser Safety Officer has benefited Mr. Pate's career, see BLS Featured CLSO: William Pate.

The mission of the Board of Laser Safety is to provide a means for improvement in the practice of laser safety by providing opportunities for the education, assessment and recognition of laser safety professionals.  BLS certification will enhance the credibility of a designated Laser Safety Officer, and demonstrates that these individuals serving in the field of laser safety have agreed to adhere to high standards of safety and professional practice.

The Board of Laser Safety (BLS) was incorporated in September 2002 as a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Laser Institute of America (LIA), a California nonprofit corporation.

Learn more about the Bowen EHS Laser Safety Office Online Review here.


According to the CDC, at least 1.7 million U.S. workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in a variety of industries and occupations, including construction, sandblasting, and mining.  Join Michael Edens, CIH, CSP, CHMM, as he provideds an overview of the history of silica exposure and its regulations in the United States.  Mr. Edens will then discuss the provisions of the new proposed OSHA standard and the timeline for the implementation of this new standard.

Join us live on August 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm ET.  This webinar is a 1 hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A.

Associate Instructor

Mr. Edens has over 20 years of EHS experience in manufacturing and construction. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) with a Master of Science in Public Health. Mr. Edens founded Edens EHS in 2013, a company that provides the support necessary for companies to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.

This interactive webinar will briefly explore the theory and purpose of statistical modeling. Russell Bowen, CIH, CSP will quickly review a few standard statistical models before moving into the expected model for occupational chemical exposures. The presentation will finish up with live demonstrations of IHStat and the IHDig App.

Join us live on July 30, 2014 at 2:00 pm ET. (NEW DATE) This webinar is a 1 hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A.

Join Nicholas "Cody" Schaal, CIH, CSP, CHMM as he presents an overview of ethical climates common to the workplace environment, compares the BCSP's and ABIH's code of ethics, and examines some safety and health case studies.  Earn certification and recertification credit. 

To learn more or register click:  Ethics for Health and Safety Professionals - June 18, 2014

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