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Safety 2014 brings certification prep opportunities

Workshops for ASP, CSP, CHST and OHST offered

Safety 2014Safety professionals who are heading to Orlando for the Safety 2014 conference and exposition June 8-11 can take advantage of a number of certification exam workshops being held in conjunction with the event.

CSP, OHST, CHST, STS and Math Review workshops are scheduled from June 5 through June 14, with multiple date and time options available for most workshops, allowing Safety 2014 attendees to schedule them around sessions they want to attend.

More than 30,000 individuals have achieved the CSP, OHST, CHST or STS credential since 1969, with approximately 12,000 currently holding the CSP.

The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), which is hosting Safety 2014, guarantees the workshops. If someone takes one and does not pass the examination, they can take the same workshop again at no cost.

Here are the workshops being offered:

Math Review

Dates: 6/5

This workshop is specifically designed for those preparing for certification examinations (ASP, CSP, CHST,OHST) and needing a hands-on review of essential math skill areas. Tl-30X llS calculator included.


·         Conversions – SI and English conversions of mass, length and time

·         Dimensional analysis – multi-step conversions (e.g., converting miles per hour to feet per second, pounds to micrograms)

·         Number manipulation – exponents, scientific notation, significant digits, answer accuracy and rounding and logarithms

·         Shapes and formulae – area, circumference and volume of rectangles, triangles, circles, trapezoids, cubes and cylinders

·         Graphing – two dimensional graphing of linear, exponential, trigonometric and logarithmic functions

·         Algebra – laws and concepts, word problems

·         Trigonometry – right angles, trigonometry functions and word problems

·         Operation of a scientific calculator


Dates: 6/6, 6/7, 6/8 or 6/12, 6/13, 6/14

Gain the knowledge and confidence to pass the Safety Fundamentals examination leading to the ASP designation with this review of SH&E concepts and test-taking strategies. The Safety Fundamentals exam is a five-hour computer delivered test, required in the two-test process of becoming a CSP. This workshop will review more than 200 questions addressing all four domains covered in the exam blueprint that will guide you toward full competency in the field of SH&E.


·         Recognizing, measuring, evaluating, and controlling SH&E hazards

·         SH&E training and management

·         Business principles, practices, and metrics in SH&E practice


Dates: 6/6, 6/7, 6/8

This workshop is designed to prepare you for the examination leading to the CHMM designation. You will cover the exam blueprint, and the study and testing techniques that will assist you in taking the exam. You will receive lectures, sample problems and participate in discussions on those subjects most relevant to the exam blueprint.


·         Recognize, identify and characterize hazards of materials

·         Assess risks related to hazardous materials

·         Mitigate and/or eliminate hazards of materials

·         Manage impact of hazardous materials on human health

·         Ensure regulatory compliance

·         Manage hazardous materials


Dates: 6/6, 6/7, 6/8

Pass the Comprehensive examination leading to the CSP certification with the knowledge and the application of experience gained through professional practice. This second-level exam is a five and one-half hour computer delivered test, required in the two-test process of becoming a CSP. Your preparation will include lectures, sample problems, and discussions on a variety of subjects to prepare for the exam.


·         Collecting,  assessing, managing SH&E and security risk

·         Concepts of probability, statistics and basic sciences

·         Engineering: safety, environmental, occupational health and fire protection

·         Applied management principles, ergonomic analysis, risk management

·         Legal/ regulatory and issues in SH&E and security

·         Workers’ Compensation


Dates: 6/12, 6/13, 6/14

You will receive information on CHST education and experience requirements for the certification and practice on 200 questions addressing the eight areas to be covered by the exam.


·         Safety program management and administration

·         OSHA regulations and inspections

·         Training and orientation

·         Hazard communication

·         Inspections and audits

·         Job hazard analysis/pre-job planning

·         Accident investigation

·         Record keeping requirements


Dates: 6/12, 6/13, 6/14

This workshop will provide you with the potential areas that will be covered on the OHST certification examination. You will receive a list of recommended resources available to continue your preparation for the exam and review content information utilizing a testing format.


·         Fundamentals: calculator, mathematics, statistics, chemistry, physics

·         Engineering technology

·         Basic and applied sciences

·         Law, regulations and standards

·         Control concepts

·         Investigation (post-event)

·         Survey and inspection techniques (pre-event)

·         Data computation and record keeping

·         Education, training and instruction

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