Kim King

Kim King

Kim is our Marketing Manager.

Instructor

Dr. Mirza Munir Ahmed is currently an Operations Manager for NOMAC First National Operation and Maintenance Company of Saudi Arabia . He is a PhD scholar and an author of more than 50 research articles. As an expert in Occupational Health & Safety and Risk and Safety Analysis model development, Dr. Ahmed has successfully implemented Behavior Based Safety Culture and Climate Survey programs in many organizations. He has worked with various groups of employees to change their unsafe behaviors into safe behaviors. Along with his full-time work, he supervises PhD and masters students.

Senior Instructor

Mr. Abrams is a practicing Certified Industrial Hygienist who takes a practical and pragmatic approach to the challenges of occupational health and safety in today's economy. He has served as an instructor in respiratory protection, 40 Hour Hazwoper and Emergency Response, and other topics of occupational safety and health at the NIOSH Funded, North Carolina, Upper Midwest, and Pacific Northwest Educational Resource Centers. He is also a Registered Specialist in Exposure Assessment Strategy.

Behavior is an "upstream" approach to safety. Many organizations worldwide had implemented BBS in their organizations. The effectiveness of BBS was proven over years. Past studies illustrated that on average, one year after implementing BBS, the average recorded injury rate at such sites decreases by 29 percent. After five years, the reduction rate averages at 72 percent; after seven or more years, the average recorded injury rate has dropped by 79 percent. Join Dr. Mirza Munir Ahmed as he describes the gaps in on-going BBS processes and highlights the enhanced approach in the BBS area with a successful case study.

This live webinar is a 1 hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A.

 Join us December 17, 2014, 2:00 pm ET USA

The changes the BCSP announced earlier this year have been completed and are now in effect.

The Associate Safety Professional (ASP) is now a certification, as is the Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC). The STSC reflects the construction knowledge of those who hold it as a certification. The ASP's becoming a certification provides safety professionals a new option in certification, and allows greater time for those aiming to achieve the Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

BCSP's current certifications have also undergone changes. Applicants may no longer substitute education for experience when applying for the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) or Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST). The OHST's experience requirement has been reduced from five to three years.

In addition to these modifications to BCSP certifications, a few of the processes involved in obtaining certification have changed. When an applicant is approved, that applicant has one year to sit for and pass the examination for the certification they aim to achieve. The examination authorization for an exam no longer expires after 120 days, it is now good for one examination sitting scheduled on any date within the one year timeframe the applicant is eligible.

All of these changes are documented in the Current Changes Index on the BCSP website.  For more information on which certifications you qualify for, see BCSP Safety Certifications At-A-Glance.

 

With the launch of the new BCSP CMS, the changes you were notified about earlier this year have been completed.

 

The Associate Safety Professional (ASP) is now a certification, as is the Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC). The STSC reflects the constructionknowledge of those who hold it as a certification. The ASP's becoming a certification provides safety professionals a new option in certification, and allows greater time for those aiming to achieve the Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

 

BCSP's current certifications have also undergone changes. Applicants may no longer substitute education for experience when applying for the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) or Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST). The OHST's experience requirement has been reduced from five to three years.

 

In addition to these modifications to BCSP certifications, a few of the processes involved in obtaining certification have changed. When an applicant is approved, that applicant has one year to sit for and pass the examination for the certification they aim to achieve. The examination authorization for an exam no longer expires after 120 days, it is now good for one examination sitting scheduled on any date within the one year timeframe the applicant is eligible.

 

All these changes are documented in the Current Changes Index.

 

BCSP has accounted for all statuses of our current applicants and candidates and will provide support during this transitory phase.

The field of Health Physics is devoted to the protection of humans from the adverse health effects associated with exposure to radiation -- ionizing or non-ionizing.  This webinar is an introduction to practical health physics concepts that may be useful to EH&S professionals who do not work in radiation safety every day.  William J. Pate, Senior Instructor, will begin the webinar with a review of some basic ionizing radiation safety principles (different types of radiation).  Then he will share more details on radiation survey instruments, as well as health physics practices of wipe testing and leak tests. This live webinar is a 1 hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A.

 Join us January 21, 2015, 2:00 pm ET USA

 

For new CIHs, understanding how the Certification Maintenance (CM) system works is essential for maintaining their certification. CIHs are required to accrue CM points and submit a worksheet detailing the points at the end of each CM cycle. CM cycles are 60 months and CIHs can earn credits that come from a variety of categories, including: IH Practice, Committee Service, Publications, Education, Teach & Present, Exam and Other.

To help new CIHs, and existing Diplomates who need a refresher on CM requirements, ABIH has created a three-part series of presentations that explain the process and all of the necessary requirements. The online presentations can be found in the ABIH Document Library in the "New CIH Orientation" section. The presentations include:

  • Part 1 – Key Dates in the CM Cycle
  • Part 2 – Earning CM Credits
  • Part 3 – The CM Worksheet Review

"After going through the comprehensive process to become a CIH, it's important to fully understand how to earn and report CM credits," said Tracy Parsons, CIH, Administrative Program Manager at ABIH. "ABIH developed the series of short online presentations to clearly define the process, particularly for new CIHs, but the information also makes for a great refresher for everyone in the program."

The presentations and other helpful certification documents can be found at: http://abih.org/document-library.

 

The Certified Environmental, Safety and Health Trainer (CET) is a certification held by those with experience and expertise in the developing, designing, and delivering safety, health and environmental training.

September 30, 2014

W. Jon Wallace, CSP, MBA

Instructor

Mr. Wallace is a Certified Safety Professional with nearly three decades of safety experience and is nationally recognized in the area of occupational safety.  His industrial experience includes Mobil Oil and Hercules, where he not only gained the technical knowledge of occupational safety and loss control but also how to effectively implement practical, pragmatic safety solutions to everyday safety concerns. In addition to safety consulting, Mr. Wallace is an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the School of Public Health at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Electrocution in the workplace is one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities.  Join W. Jon Wallace, CSP, MBA to learn about educating your employees or co-workers on the potential hazards of working on/around electricity and the necessary precautions to work safely.  This live webinar is a 1 hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A.

 Join us November 19, 2014, 2:00 pm ET USA

The ABIH recently announced that beginning January 1, 2015, CM credit for other professional certifications (like the CSP) can only be claimed using the rules for IH-Related exams in Category 7.

What does this mean for you?

If you currently hold the CIH and you sit for AND pass an IH-related certification exam by December 31, 2014, you will earn the maximum CM credit toward your CIH recertification. If you wait, the credit earned will be reduced dramatically.

Beginning January 1, 2015, CM credit will be based on the maximum allowed time for the exam. If passed, you will be able to claim 0.167 point per hour of exam.

See the below chart:

Certification

Max Allowed Exam Time

Until 12/31/14

After 12/31/14

CSP

5.5 Hours

5 CM Points

0.92 CM Point

CET

4 Hours

2.5 CM Points

0.67 CM Point

CHMM

3 Hours

2.5 CM Point

0.5 CM Point

More information on Category 7 CM points can be found here: http://www.abih.org/maintain-certification/other

Diplomates recertify by meeting the minimum requirements for a CM worksheet or if eligible, by successful examination. The number of CM points needed is either 54 or 60 depending on your CM cycle end date.

For further information, please visit:
http://www.abih.org/maintain-certification and http://www.abih.org/maintain-certification/key-changes.

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