The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), the world’s oldest professional safety society, encourages occupational health and safety professionals to hone their knowledge and skills, including the potential of earning recertification points, by registering now for SeminarFest 2016, Feb. 5-11, 2016 in Las Vegas.
Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM), an accredited provider of certifications for EHS professionals, has elected three health and safety professionals with experience in emergency response, oil and gas, and OSHA compliance to its board of directors.
National Safety Council recognizes the next generation of safety leaders
April 20, 2015
The National Safety Council is accepting nominations for the 2015 NSC Rising Stars of Safety, presented by DuPont Sustainable Solutions. Awarded annually, this recognition honors individuals younger than 40 who have a track record of demonstrating leadership, innovation and involvement in their organization’s safety culture while promoting continuous safety improvement in the workplace.
In an age where academic degrees may be literally printed from home, some experts are calling for the development of minimum requirements to accredit academic programs in the occupational safety and health (OSH) profession.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is currently accepting submissions for workshop proposals for its Fall Conference 2015. The AIHA says the conference is “the best opportunity of the year for IH and OEHS professionals of all levels to learn and network in a collaborative, intimate, and engaging environment.”
Mentors help ease learning curve for new safety hires
December 8, 2014
Companies that support a robust mentor program for new safety employees are more apt to reduce the learning curve they face and retain their services longer, an important feat considering competition to keep them will rise with an estimated 25,000 safety practitioners retiring by 2016.