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For those industrial hygiene professionals that have made 2015 the year that they plan to take their careers to the next level by becoming a Certified Industrial Hygienist® (CIH®), an important date is coming up. Applicants for the CIH program have until February 1st to submit their completed applications in order to be eligible to take the spring examination.
In addition to submitting a completed application form, those applying are reminded to also have the following documents and forms successfully submitted by the February 1st deadline:
- College or University Degree Transcripts
- IH Related Course Documentation
- Work Experience Documentation
- Professional Reference Questionnaires
The Spring Exam window is April 1 through May 31, 2015. See upcoming Bowen EHSSM CIH Exam Prep Courses >>>
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We have partnered with The University of Iowa and its Heartland Center for Occupational Health & Safety in providing high quality professional development for health and safety experts. Through the Heartland Center we are now offering CEU (continuing education unit) credit for our online classes and workshops. We believe this partnership will give those looking to advance their career the additional resources and opportunities needed to do so.
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has updated the ASP certification exam blueprint for 2015. This is webinar #3 in our "ASP Blueprint" Webinar series. Join Michael Edens, CIH, CSP, CHMM, as he presents the fundamentals of workplace violence, security, and fleet safety as they relate to individuals who plan to take the new ASP examination.
This live webinar is a 1 hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A.
Join us March 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm ET USA
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has updated the ASP certification exam blueprint for 2015. This is webinar #2 in our "ASP Blueprint" Webinar series. Join Michael Edens, CIH, CSP, CHMM, as he reviews the environmental aspects as they relate to the new ASP exam. Topics include hazardous waste management, water quality, and air quality.
This live webinar is a 1 hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A.
Join us February 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm ET USA
With the BCSP's announcement that the Associate Safety Professional® will be a separate certification with a new blueprint, Bowen EHS is working diligently in bridging the gap between the old and new ASP exams for our upcoming courses.
We are developing a "New ASP Blueprint" webinar series covering the changes along with reviewing the additional topics that clients have not received in our current class format. This webinar series will begin in January 2015 with an introduction to the blueprint changes. As with all of our webinars, the "New ASP Blueprint" webinar series is available to all premium members of the Bowen EHSSM Member Center at no additional charge.
The first of three live webinars, "Preparing for the 2015 ASP Exam Webinar 1: Exam Changes, Ergonomics, and Biohazards" will take place January 7, 2015 at 2:00pm ET. Learn more or sign up here.
As always, we are committed to help you achieve success on your certification exam.
~The Bowen EHS Team
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has updated the ASP certification exam blueprint for 2015. In the first of three "New ASP Blueprint" webinars, Colleen Eubanks, Senior Instructor, will describe the revised ASP exam and explain Bowen EHS's plan to address these changes. A comparison of the 2014 and 2015 exam domains will also be covered along with the details on the changes in ergonomics and biohazards.
This webinar is a 1 hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A.
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.
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 webinar is a 1 hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A.
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.