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ASSE Expands Professional Membership to Those With OHST, CHST Credentials

Posted in on Tue, May 31, 2011

American Society of Safety Engineers News,  Protecting people, property and the environment since 1911

For Immediate Release                                                               

Des Plaines, IL (May 31, 2011) — The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently voted to accept two new credentials for professional membership, the top membership category in ASSE. Recently approved credentials by the ASSE Board of Directors for ASSE professional membership are the Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) and the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST).

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 Physicist (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), Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) credentials, Certified Occupational Health Nurse – Specialist (COHN-S) and Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN).  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 and celebrating its centennial, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the oldest professional safety society and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 33,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members lead, manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor, healthcare and education.  To view the ‘ASSE – A Century of Safety’ film go to www.asse.org/assecenturyofsafety.  For more information on membership and ASSE please go to www.asse.org or to http://www.asse.org/membership/qualifications.php.

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  Contact: D. Hurns, dhurns@asse.org



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