Kim King

Kim King

Kim is our Marketing Manager.

February 2, 2016

New CET Qualifications

Qualifications for the Certified Environmental, Safety and Health Trainer® (CET) were changed November 30, 2015 by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Now the STS (Safety Trained Supervisor®) and STSC (Safety Trained Supervisor Construction®) certifications meet the CET credential requirement. The training hours required to achieve the CET certification were also reduced to 135 hours.

The CET: 

  • Measures an individual's knowledge of the theory and practice of basic adult eduction
  • Confirms knowledge and experience in the SH&E specialy area(s) in which they teach

For more information about eligibility and the CET exam, visit www.BCSP.org/CET.

Once you determine you are eligible to sit for the CET exam, consider preparing with our CET Online Review. Interact live in real time with our certified instructor to prepare for the CET exam process and implement a study plan. Live lectures are presented twice a week for 2 weeks. Registration also includes a 120-day Premium Membership in the Bowen EHS® Member Center.

The next course begins March 22nd. To enroll or learn more visit: CET Online Review.

Ms. Smith is the primary contact 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, enrolling clients in our courses, helping clients access the Member Center and classes, and preparing course materials for participants.

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.  Along with teaching several review courses, Mr. Edens is responsible for the overall delivery of training, new course development, and instructor management. Mr. Edens is also the Chair of the Bowen EHS Training Advisory Board.

For more information, please visit Mr. Eden's faculty page.

Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

We are often asked “If I take your review course, am I guaranteed to pass the exam?” Our short answer is “No.” While we guarantee our support, it’s unethical of us to guarantee that you’ll pass the exam.

Whaaaattt?!

Did you hear me right?

Yes, yes you did.

Let me explain. We can’t take the exam for you. One, that’s unethical as well. Two, to be certified you have to prove to the certifying body that you know your stuff.

Do we want you to pass? Of course!
Will we do whatever we can to help you pass? Definitely!
Can we guide you on what to study for the exam and what to expect on exam day? Absolutely!

We’re a team. Consider our certified instructors your coaches. They took the exam, they’ve taught the course several times, they research and update the course materials on a regular basis, and they know the anxiety of preparing for a certification exam. We also give you access to the course materials for up to a year. As a busy professional, finding the time to study every day may prove difficult.

To be successful, you need to put in the effort as well.

• Study, study, and study some more.
• Practice with our study questions and quizzes.
• Complete the homework AND the final exam.
• Ask questions in class and during study sessions.
• Figure out your weaknesses and put extra effort into those topics.
• Listen to all of the lectures live or recorded, multiple times if needed.
• Go into the exam with the confidence that you did everything in your power to prepare.

Well then, you’re probably wondering, what DOES Bowen EHS guarantee then?

We guarantee 100% of our support. We believe in our product and we know that by following our guidelines and doing your part, you are more than likely to pass the exam. Can we guarantee that you will pass the first time? No. It may take you one time, it may take you 10 times, but eventually you will succeed. However long it takes, we are here for you, and we will support you during the process. With our guarantee, if you take your certification exam within a year of your course and are not successful, you can take the next available online course again at no charge.

As a team, we can do this together. Study on!

 

As of January 1, 2016, persons who hold either NEBOSH's (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety may waive the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) examination and sit directly for the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) examination, if they meet all other requirements. 

Likewise, a CSP may achieve the National and/or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety without taking the related NEBOSH course, but by taking either diplomas’ assessments.

Read the full BCSP announcement here.

This webinar will introduce participants to the basics of modern fall protection and the application of techniques to fit their work environment. The fall protection overview will differentiate between authorized (user), competent (designer and enforcer) and qualified (engineer). Attention will be given to the anchorage points, clearance distance and swing fall hazards as well as non-traditional fall protection systems.

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

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

For those looking to make 2016 the year they become certified, the American Board of Industrial Hygiene® has developed a clear path to CIH® certification. The CIH® is held only by an elite group of professionals and provides the credential that allows an Industrial Hygienist to stand out from the crowd.

The first step is to review one’s eligibility which can be determined in a matter of minutes using a self-assessment tool. ABIH® can help each person understand what is needed to close any requirement gaps that may be found. Once this has been completed, the application process simply requires educational transcripts, two professional references and a small application fee. Those planning to take the Spring Exam need to successfully submit all application materials by February 1st. August 1st is the application deadline for the Fall Exam.

Everything you need to know about the steps toward certification and the  application process can be found on the ABIH website under the Become Certified tab.

Once you determine that you are eligible to sit for the exam in 2016 and want to take an exam prep course, view the Bowen EHS course calendar to find the right course for you. Bowen EHS courses are designed to review the fundamentals of each subject while explaining what to expect on the exam. We also believe that clients are more likely to achieve success when involved in a connected learning environment. The majority of our courses come with a 1-year membership to the Bowen EHS® Member Center which includes access to additional study sessions, subject-specific quizzes, and webinars.

You can read more about the CIH® certification process in the December 30, 2015 ABIH press release.

Can you solve HP = W(R+B)?
Sorry, it's not a formula you will find on your EH&S certification exam or your child's Common Core math homework. It's a simple formula that highlights the elements in human performance.  HP = Human Performance, W = Why, R = Results, and B = Behavior. Tim Autrey developed this simple definition for "human performance" to explain "why we do what we do the way we do it".  This introductory webinar will define Human Performance and explain how HP tools can be implemented in your organization to increase productivity and safety compliance.

Join us LIVE on February 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm ET.

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

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) recently announced the release of a new Certified Safety Professional (CSP) blueprint. The new blueprint will apply to the CSP9 examination and is expected to be in place in the second half of 2016.

According to the BCSP announcement, BCSP's Examination Director, Susan Gould, CSP, ASP, OHST, CHST, STSC stated "the new blueprint will also go through statistical analysis via a beta test, a process that includes participation from new certification candidates whose support we really appreciate." She continued, "a special invitation to participate in the beta test will be announced the first part of 2016."

Bowen EHS will review the updates to the exam and revise our course materials for courses beginning in the second half of 2016. We will also continue to monitor BCSP's announcements and pass information along to you.

You can review the new blueprint on BCSP's CSP webpage. The downloadable blueprint document includes a brief description of changes including new focuses and clarified elements.

 

 

Bowen EHS will review the updates to the exam and revise our course materials for courses beginning in the second half of 2016. We will also continue to monitor BCSP's announcements and pass information along to you.

Nearly 3.0 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private industry employers in 2014 occurred at a rate of 3.2 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers, according to estimates from the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses (SOII) conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Effective management of worker safety and health protection is a decisive factor in reducing the extent and severity of work-related injuries and illnesses and related costs. Based on OSHA guidance, this webinar will outline critical components of an effective safety and health management system.  We will identify those critical components and discuss the implementation process for each.  This webinar will benefit all operations and/or safety personnel with safety responsibilities. This webinar is a 1 hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A.

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