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Mon, 7 May 2012 10:41:17 EST Professional certification shows employers and clients that individuals are qualified and committed to a profession. It provides confidence in a professional's abilities and makes them more valuable to employers.
For health and safety professionals, the Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) certification is the only accredited certification that focuses entirely on the safety management process. The Institute for Safety and Health Management oversees the CSHM designation for the purpose of raising standards for practitioners of safety and health management. Professionals can obtain this prestigious designation by demonstrating knowledge of health and safety management skills and techniques through examination and experience.
CSHM designees are sought after by human resources (HR) managers and government agencies such as OSHA, EPA, Homeland Security, Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. People in private industry and working for government agencies depend upon the certification to ascertain the most competent person for a position that management might not fully understand due to all the expertise required for the position.
'In addition to technical knowledge of occupational safety and health, a successful safety and health manager must possess working knowledge of a broad range of business and financial principles and an understanding of related issues such as hazard analyses, accident investigations, safety audits and surveys, workers' compensation, product safety, environmental laws, quality, and labor relations,' reported Larry Curtis, CSHM, Executive Director of ISHM. 'The Certified Safety and Health Manager program is designed to provide recognition of those professionals who can apply this broad range of safety and health management tools to accomplish their mission,' he continued.
To learn more about the CSHM or the Institute for Safety and Health Management, please visit http://www.ISHM.org, email info@ISHM.org or call (877) 201-4053.
About the Institute for Safety and Health Management
The Institute for Safety and Health Management is the premier credentialing organization founded to promote the establishment of standards and recognition of safety and risk management professionals. Through the ISHM's certification programs, Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) and Associates Safety Health Manager (ASHM), it promotes the advancement of safety management through the application of management principles and the integration of safety into all levels and activities of management.
Professional certification shows employers and clients that individuals are qualified and committed to a profession. It provides confidence in a professional's abilities and makes them more valuable to employers.