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ASSE to Recognize Certified Occupational Health Nurses as Professional Members

Posted in on Mon, Jan 18, 2010

Des Plaines, IL (January 18, 2010) — The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will now be accepting the Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN-S) credential for members and new member applicants who have a bachelor’s degree and five years of safety, health and environmental (SH&E) experience for ‘Professional Membership’. Professional membership is the highest membership category in ASSE. Other membership categories include: member, international member, associate, student, honorary and emeritus.

In addition, ASSE professional members can be or have a Professional Engineer (P.E.) registration, Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Health Professional (CHP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA), Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Chartered Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CFIOSH), or Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) credentials. Along with these, one must have five years of safety experience and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 31,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education. For more information on membership check ASSE’s website at www.asse.org or contact customer service at customerservice@asse.org.



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