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January 29, 2013

New Safety Pro Certification Program Introduced

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The Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) has developed a new certification program to recognize those employees whose duties include performing occupational safety and health management activities either on a part-time or full-time basis. The new certification is known as the Certified Safety Management Practitioner (CSMP).

The new certification recognizes those who have attained a level of knowledge, training and experience to manage a safety and health assignment, but who have taken a less formal safety and health education path. Requirements include 5 years of full-time professional safety and health management experience. A CSMP could be an active safety team participant, line manager, human resources professional or a wage associate.  

CSMP holders would be expected to perform day to day work under the direction of a safety manager and might be involved in business and financial responsibilities. The practitioner needs to have an understanding of issues such as hazard analyses, incident investigations, safety audits and surveys, workers' compensation, product safety, environmental laws, quality, and labor relations

ISHM currently administers the Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) certification and the Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM) program, which recognize safety practitioners. 

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