Kim King

Kim King

Kim is our Marketing Manager.

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

August 11, 2015

What is a CIH?

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.

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.2015 EHS Salary Survey results graph

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.

Join us LIVE on September 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm ET.

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.

Webinar Presenter

Mr. McPeak is the Director of Corporate Safety Programs at Pike Enterprises and the Director of Stay Safe Solutions, LLC. David graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a degree in Information Systems and Operations Management. He has extensive experience in safety and training; holds multiple safety and training certifications from the BCSP, USOLN, and NCCER; and has received numerous awards including being recognized as a Rising Star of Safety by the National Safety Council. In addition to developing and maintaining safety and health management systems, David currently serves or has served as a member of the North Carolina Apprenticeship Council, on the editorial board of Incident Prevention Magazine, as a Member at Large assisting the Executive Board of the USOLN, and as Chairman of Task Team One of the OSHA ET&D Partnership.

You can take your studying anywhere and have fun with the CHMM Quiz Game app for Android, iPhone, and iPad. This app is a fun study tool designed to help HazMat experts prepare for the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management's (IHMM) Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) exam. Test your knowledge with short quizzes and find out if you are a HazMat Genius or if you need to keep studying.


We have updated our FREE Quiz Game apps to include more questions, more features, and direct links to the solutions in the Bowen EHS® Member Center. These free apps are designed to help you prepare for your ASP, CSP, CIH and now the CHMM certification exams with short quizzes taken on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

Each quiz contains 10 random questions sourced from the Bowen EHS® Free Study Question Program. Instantly see the correct choice(s) after each answer. Review all questions after each game and access the full solution via direct links (Bowen EHS® Premium Membership access required).

What's New in Version 2.0.0

  • New - user interface
  • New - Automatic question updates (requires internet connection)
  • New - Text resizing
  • New - Direct links to full solutions (requires internet connection and Bowen EHS Member Center Premium Membership)
  • Improved - Audio controls

Search for Bowen Learning, ASP-CSP Quiz Game, CIH Quiz Game, or CHMM Quiz Game.  Learn more about our apps here: Bowen EHS® Quiz Games.

Available for Android phones and tablets, iPad, and iPhone.

June 18, 2015

July Webinars Set

Join us in July for two new LIVE webinars.  Find out why nobody expects heavy metals in their chocolate or how to identify hazards associated with working in potential H2S environments. Earn credit to sit for your certification exam or to maintain your EHS certification. A Bowen EHS® Premium Membership is required to attend/view webinars. Course participants who have Premium Member access are considered Premium Members.

A Primer on the Toxicology of Heavy Metals Specifically Lead, Cadmium, and Chromium >>

Hydrogen Sulfide:  The Invisible Killer >>

Premium Membership Information >>


Mr. Shamsipour has over 15 years of experience which cover the four pillars of Compliance: Safety, Environmental, Risk Management, and Industrial Hygiene. Mr. Shamsipour’s professional experience expands many industries: Municipalities, Light & Heavy MFG, Petroleum, Airlines, and Consulting to name a few. Right out of college, he started his professional life as the Facilities Engineer and the EHS Manager in a foundry.

Currently, Mr. Shamsipour is a Regional EHS&T Manager for Synagro Technologies and is responsible for coaching, developing and mentoring of their line supervisors and middle managers in all of their locations in North America. Mr. Shamsipour has also conducted training sessions on a variety of EHS, Risk and Industrial Hygiene subject matters for both Caterpillar and Wisconsin Safety Council.

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