Kim King

Kim King

October 25, 2016

Kick-Start Your Career!

Bowen EHS is at it again! What are we at, and what's in it for you? Here's the deal. Remember when we developed the Exposure Assessment Statistics (EAS) online course through Kickstarter? We sold all the seats before the campaign ended, and the course is still going strong. A sold-out class! We want to make you happy, so we’re bringing you more—two more, in fact!

The first Kickstarter course we want to add is an online exam prep course for the Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST®) certification. The CHST is a certification administered by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), which administered a whopping 1,336 exams last year. We know that sometimes it’s easier to prepare for an exam while you’re sitting on your own couch with a bowl of popcorn. We also know that you might not always have the time or means to fit in a five-hour trip to an in-person workshop.

That’s where Bowen EHS comes in. Our comprehensive online review courses allow you to interact live, in real time, with your instructor and other participants. The best part? You can attend class in your Batman or Wonder Woman PJs! (We’ll never know!) Classes are held twice a week for six weeks, and each class is two hours long. This setup lets you absorb the information at your own pace and gives you the chance to reach out to your instructor and other course participants if you need help.

But wait. There’s more! Order now, and we’ll throw in two Ginsu knives at the price of one! Okay, we’re just kidding about the knives, but we do have a sweet deal for you. Here’s what this course promises:

  1. We will provide the tools and knowledge you need to pass the CHST exam through live interactive online classes.
  2. We will offer access to additional exam prep tools via the Bowen EHS® Member Center.
  3. We will guarantee our support through the exam process. We’re not going anywhere until you no longer need us.

The second course we want to add is a Laser Safety Fundamentals Online Course for industrial hygienists and safety professionals who are interested in expanding their knowledge about laser safety while earning certification or recertification credits. More and more industries are using lasers to create products or treat medical issues, and the military uses lasers to develop powerful weapons and firearms.

We want to introduce you to some basics of laser safety:

  • Concepts of laser generation
  • Sources of laser safety standards and regulations
  • Laser safety calculations
  • Laser-related hazards
  • Laser safety program administration

Once again, this course will take place online, so combing your hair and brushing your teeth beforehand are optional. Classes will meet once per week for eight weeks, and each class will run an hour and a half. You’ll earn credit toward certification or recertification, and you’ll be ready to tackle any laser safety issue that arises. The Kickstarter campaign will be launched in December 2016.

You might be wondering why we’re initiating these courses through Kickstarter. Mainly, it’s because we’re interested in minimizing our risk. Testing our new ideas this way lowers the probability of creating a flop. With Kickstarter, we’re asking for a commitment upfront. This lowers the possibility of developing a course few people are interested in taking. This also gives you an opportunity to try one of our courses at a significantly lower price. 

We hope you will join us for one or both of these courses or pass this information on to your coworker, your employee, or that lady behind you at the grocery store. If you know others interested in enhancing their career, spread the good news.

For more information, visit our kickstarter logo lightcampaign:

Designed for industrial hygienists and safety professionals with an interest in gaining knowledge about laser safety. Live lectures, hands-on calculations, and case studies will help participants gain a greater understanding of laser safety issues, and the ability to provide recommendations for the safe use of lasers. Live lectures are presented once a week for 8 weeks. Each lecture is also recorded for those who prefer to study at their own pace or want to review the material more than once. Participants are eligible for ABIH CM Points, BCSP COC points, and CEUs.

October 21, 2016

CHST Online Review

Prepare for the Construction Health and Safety Technician® (CHST) exam with this comprehensive Bowen EHS® online review course. Our online classroom allows you to interact live in real time with your instructor and other participants as you prepare for the CHST exam administered by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Live lectures are presented twice a week for 6 weeks. Lectures are also recorded for those who prefer to study at their own pace or want to review the material more than once.  

Access to course materials is provided for 1 year from the course start date through the Bowen EHS® Member Center.

Eligible for CM hours, COC points, and CEUs.

October 11, 2016

Here's $50. Want It?

We at Bowen EHS believe in what we do: helping people just like you pass your certification exam and supporting you through the entire process. We want to make sure we’re reaching the folks we’re targeting, and we could use your help. Do you remember the last Bowen EHS ad you saw? Where was it? Have you even seen a Bowen EHS ad anywhere?

More than likely, our ad wasn’t plastered next to the Eat More Chicken cows you passed while speeding down the highway. You also didn’t likely find it in The New York Times after the very entertaining debates. If not there, then where? Well, perhaps you found one while searching the web for an exam prep course for the Certified Safety Professional exam or reading about what’s new in industrial hygiene in The Synergist.

We’re itching to find out where our clients and potential clients are seeing our ads. We’re also curious about which publications and advertising avenues work best for us.

To make the discovery process easier, we updated all our ads to include a promo code. It’s like the Where’s Waldo of the health and safety field but it comes with a perk: find one, and you’ll receive $50 off a course enrollment or a premium membership to the Bowen EHS® Member Center. With the holidays just around the corner, that $50 savings can really come in handy. You can treat yourself to that perfect gift that won’t need to be returned at Walmart the day after Christmas: a certification exam review course!

So why are we offering $50 off??

One, we hope to entice you to set your 2017 New Year’s resolution early and commit to preparing for your certification exam. Two, as W. Edwards Deming, the famous data scientist, once said,

“Without data, you’re just another person with an opinion.”

We have an opinion about what works best for Bowen EHS. However, we want to know which ad placements are working and which we might need to let go. Just like you do in running your household, we want to use our money in the smartest way possible.

So if you see a Bowen EHS ad with a code and plan to enroll in a 2017 course, make haste before November 30. You will save yourself five Alexander Hamiltons and help us better understand our marketing strategy. You win; we win; we all win for ad spin.

Also, if you register early and find a coworker, friend, or second cousin thrice removed who also wants to prepare for an EH&S certification, you can save even more cash with the early registration and group discounts.

Why are you still here? Find that ad and save some dough!

Join us for the second webinar in our two-part series discussing the changes made to the CSP Exam Blueprint. The Board of Certified Safety Professionals announced October 31st as the release date of the new CSP9 Exam Blueprint. Part one provided an overview of the blueprint changes. Part two will go into more detail about the new subjects and domains found on the updated blueprint. We will cover Ethics, Research Methodology, Data Retention, Business Continuity/Contingency Plans, Leading/Lagging Performance Indicators, Life Safety, Transportation of Hazardous Materials, Epidemiology, and discuss the domains to concentrate on.

This webinar is perfect for those who started preparing for the CSP exam, but will not purchase or sit for the exam until October 31st or later.

Join us LIVE on November 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm ET.

I get it. We all do. You feel run down with the stresses of everyday life. You don't have time for one more thing that's going to take up hours in your day. But when was the last time you did something just for YOU? Have you made yourself a priority lately? That's hard, isn't it? We find it easier to give to other people than we do to ourselves. Here's a gift to yourself you should really consider, though, because the payoffs are big: an EH&S certification.

Big payoffs, you say?

Good. I'm happy to see you're listening.

Yes, big payoffs.

I'm not going to lie to you. Getting your certification might mean giving up watching Dancing with the Stars or Monday night football for a while. You may have to sacrifice some time with family and friends. All good things take an investment of some kind. Hard work is worth it in the end, though. Here are just a few of the many payoffs in obtaining your EH&S certification:

  • You get to stretch your money further: Did you know that a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) professional certification can bring you on average $20,000 more than if you were in the industry but didn't have the certification? $20,000 is a whole lotta money! You'll be able to get off your Ramen noodle diet for once and for all—unless you actually like Ramen noodles, in which case you might be interested in Simply Ramen: A Complete Course for Preparing Ramen Noodles at Home, available at Amazon. The cookbook pairs exceptionally well with long nights of studying.
  • You become part of the gold standard: If you're like me, you enjoyed getting gold stars on your 4th grade homework papers. Remember those? It meant you were it! You'd nailed your homework, and you were being recognized for it. I kind of miss those gold stars, but the next best thing is being part of a network that sets itself as the gold standard. The main certifying bodies for environmental, health, and safety include The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) (, The American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) (, and The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) (  You're being certified by the best. Bowen EHS is proud to be a part of this professional community.
  • You set yourself up as a leader: You're not satisfied with the status quo, and that's why you're thinking about getting your EH&S certification in the first place. You want more out of life. Everybody can walk over a bar that's set low, but where's the challenge in that? You want the high bar. You're a leader and a changemaker.
  • You get R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Aretha sang about it, and it's something all of us want. With certification, you get the recognition and respect of your peers, your employers, and the public. Certification means something. You set a goal, and you achieved it. Peers will look up to you, employers will want to hire you, and the public will look to you as an expert in your field. What's not to love about all that?
  • You're able to share your passion with other likeminded professionals: When you make that decision to pursue certification, you're taking the first step toward sharing your passion for your career with others. You become part of a network of professionals who are working toward the same goals: to better themselves and to make the world a safer place. Bowen EHS is here to help you close the final link in the chain that connects you with others who share your ideas.

You really have nothing to lose and everything to gain by becoming certified. So whether you're at the idea stage of just thinking about certification or you're knee-deep in coursework, we're glad you're here. You'll soon see the payoffs I mentioned and be able to add more of your own. Do it for yourself. You deserve it.

At Bowen EHS, we believe our clients are most successful when connected to a supportive learning community.  One of the major components to this success is great customer care and service. Many of the compliments we receive from clients specifically mention the entire team and not just our instructors.

A great wise man named Henry Ford, once said

“The only foundation of real business is service.”

Expenses for businesses are on the rise and good business minds look for ways to reduce the bottom line. A lot of businesses see customer service as an easy way to cut costs. They automate everything and possibly hire a single customer service representative to handle everything. Yes, that saves some costs but it can also be a BIG turnoff for the customers.  At Bowen EHS, we know that customer service is integral to continued goodwill from our clients. Here’s how we do it:

Support Calls

How many of you when trying to get support from a particular company put a call through to their customer service number, reach the automated voice, and sigh because you know that you’ll have to go on an unplanned and unpleasant journey to navigate your way through their customer service system? We know just how frustrating that can be and we completely eliminate this experience at Bowen EHS. When you call us, there’s a live person on the line ready to answer your questions and help you with whatever it is you need. No long hours spent listening to a bot advertise offers to you when all you need is a solution.

Calls received by us are always answered by our client support specialists during business hours. As much as we would love to always have our live support specialists answer your calls 24-7, we do let them go home. Our goal is to return your call as soon as possible. We strive to return calls the same day, however if it’s after hours when you leave a message, we will return your call first thing the next morning. When courses are starting, we schedule an employee to be available after hours to help you connect to class or troubleshoot a technical problem.

We also know many of you study on the weekends and may have a quick question. We decided it would be beneficial for all of our clients to receive a response as quickly as possible so we incorporated a weekend “on-call” schedule.  Each weekend, one of our employees is responsible for responding to all client inquiries.

Client Support

The same way we follow the words of Henry Ford on our general customer service values, we also believe connected learning environments lead to greater success.

We believe support shouldn’t end because a client purchased a course.  We continue offering support until the client passes their exam or just doesn’t need us any longer.

Going Above and Beyond

There is a story about an animal doctor who wouldn’t give advice to prospective pet owners as he didn’t feel he would gain from it. He thought only customers who purchased a pet from his shop deserved advice and he didn’t need to give away free advice. Unfortunately for him, his thought process led his shop to close a few months after opening due to lack of customers.

We believe continued support outside the services we offer endear us to our clients and potential clients. If we impress you and help you find a solution or better understand the exam process, you will tell a friend, they will tell a friend, and so on and so on.

Our goal is to help you with whatever you need to achieve success on your EH&S certification exam (short of taking the exam for you). When you call, our client support specialists are ready to provide:

  • Technical support
  • Help with a course enrollment
  • Provide Member Center support, or
  • Answer questions about the certification exam process.

We are also here to listen. Whether it’s about exam day jitters, a specific topic that is stressful to you, or about your exam experience, we will spend time with you to understand your needs and help you find a solution.

Our Beliefs  

At Bowen EHS, we believe that

  • Our client’s success is our success
  • Our client’s time is valuable
  • Our clients are most successful when connected to a supportive, professional community 

Welcome to Bowen EHS

We are dedicated to helping you reach your professional goals. Please reach out to us and our client support team will glady take your call, respond to your email, or chat with you online. We’re here for you.

Many EH&S professionals do not work with radiation on a regular basis. Those outside the academic healthcare setting are not usually exposed to many aspects of radiation safety. This webinar will introduce you to radiation safety in a research and healthcare environment. We will review some basic ionizing radiation safety principles, discuss in detail specific radiation hazards in these environments, and cover common health physics practices in these settings.

Join us LIVE on November 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm ET.

Ms. Long is one of the primary contacts with our clients, doing her best to ensure that the Bowen Learning Network experience is a positive one. Her responsibilities include but are not limited to customer service, technical support, enrolling clients in our courses, helping clients access the Member Center and classes, and preparing course materials for participants.

Late last year, The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) announced the release of a new Certified Safety Professional (CSP®) exam blueprint expected to be in place by late 2016. This webinar will focus on the new areas and concepts found in the 9 domains of the CSP9 blueprint. We will discuss the major changes and help you develop a plan to prepare for the new exam. UPDATE: The CSP9 blueprint will be released October 31, 2016.

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