COVID-19 has turned into a global crisis, evolving at unprecedented speed and scale. It is creating a universal imperative for governments and organizations to take immediate action to protect their people. It is now the biggest global event—and challenge—of our lifetimes. As such, it is changing human attitudes and behaviors today and forcing organizations to respond. However, the need to respond won’t end when the virus’s immediate threat eventually recedes.
The health and safety of our clients, members, associates and friends of the International Assoc. of Safety Health Environmental Professionals (IASHEP) are on the top of our minds amid concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The uncertainty around the pandemic has many people with immune system challenges concerned about exposure to the virus. IASHEP is committed to ensuring everyone’s safety and health by making it easy and accessible for our community to get their professional education and questions answered and ensuring your professional documents are in place. We strive to meet CDC guidelines and have taken the following precautionary steps and we assure you that our procedures are in place to continue to operate safely and effectively during this time:
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If IASHEP is conducting an educational session at your worksite location, whatever precautions your team may be taking in response to COVID-19, IASHEP is ready to help. Depending on the regulations in your state or country, we are able to train in your classroom locations, various conference centers, our learning partners classrooms or use our online learning management system or broadcast a live class to your computer.
All of these solutions are available to our global clients. Moving forward, IASHEP's priority is to ensure that IASHEP continues to be in the best position to provide the professional safety, health & environmental training and certification you need.
Our action plan follows 3 guiding principles:
1. Keep our promise to you, our customers, and keep our team of employees and expert contractors safe
2. Continue to serve CHC Training customers with the highest standards
3. Do our part to slow the community spread of the virus
Following guidance from the CDC and World Health Organization, we are implementing or reiterating policies to limit the spread of the virus and ensure business continuity, including:
Enhanced hygiene protocols and deep cleanings of training facility classrooms, bathrooms, and common areas
Flexible work shifts to encourage a healthy workplace
The use of masks while in common areas of the workplace and training center
Training tables will be limited to 1 student to aid in creating a minimum 6' social barrier. Class sizes will also be limited
We are confident that as the national and international picture changes, these initiatives will ensure that our capacity remains ahead of continuing certification and training demand. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly (email@example.com) or anyone on the IASHEP team if you have any questions. Our teams email addresses are located on the contact us portion of this website.
Construction is a high hazard industry that comprises a wide range of activities involving construction, alteration, and/or repair. Construction workers engage in many activities that may expose them to serious hazards, such as falling from rooftops, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, electrocutions, silica dust, and asbestos.
The information, tools, and resources provided in these Construction Industry web pages are designed to assist those in the industry - whether worker or employer - to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards
Manufacturing is the process of transforming materials or components into finished products that can be sold in the marketplace. Every physical product that you buy in a store or online is manufactured somewhere. The manufacturing industry is one of the largest sectors of the U.S. economy, employing more than 12 million workers.
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The U.S. mining industry consists of the search for, extraction, beneficiation, and processing of naturally occurring solid minerals from the earth.
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Metals and other minerals are an essential source of raw materials for the U.S. building and chemical industries and are also a critical part of the production of everyday electronics and consumer products.
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Considered being the biggest sector in the world in terms of dollar value, the oil and gas sector is a global powerhouse using hundreds of thousands of workers worldwide and generating hundreds of billions of dollars globally each year. In regions which house the major NOCs, these oil and gas companies are so vital they often contribute a significant amount towards national GDP. training nonprofit occupational safety & health administration
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Pros for obtaining a professional safety, health and / or environmental certification may include an increased salary and higher self-esteem for the individual; demonstrated knowledge.
Benefits of Certification
Outside of the hiring process, safety, health and environmental certifications for employees provide companies with consistency in training and work practices, increased confidence from customers, staff adherence to ethical standards, differentiation in marketing, and a standard for projects, promotions, salary increases and career road maps. Like an individual, the more certifications a company possesses, the better it looks on paper.
Why Should You Become An IASHEP Certified Professional? Here Are Just A Few Of The Reasons:
· Potentially leads to performance awards and promotions
· Increases your marketability and career opportunities
· Provides focus for professional development
· Confirms and validates professional skills to others in your field and to your employer and the public
· Enhances networking opportunities with other IASHEP members
· Conveys privileges such as using IASHEP Professional Credentials on letterhead
· Affirms commitment to IASHEP code of ethics
· Allows user to perform professional services and seal work products
· Gives a personal sense of achievement
· Professional credentials may transfer to leading colleges and universities.
· Enhances confidence in the knowledge, skills and accomplishments of your professional employees
· Increases your ability to bill professional and certified employees out at higher rates
· Strengthens your technical proposals to customers
· Demonstrates the depth of technical skills available to prospective customers and to the public
· Reduces professional liability insurance costs.
To Clients and Customers
· Assures confidence in the professional's services addressing a broad array of safety, health and environmental planning, analysis, education and documentation
· Provides an assurance of engaging competent safety, health and environmental professionals
· A professional credential provides a stronger defense in case of lawsuits
· Serves as a source for qualified, practicing safety, health and environmental professionals.
The Future: The need for safety, health and environmental professionals to demonstrate our credentials is growing throughout the country and abroad. Many of the current college and university and other credential programs do not adequately cover the fields that many of us work in today.
With IASHEP, all of our certified courses and professional credentials allow our members to hit the ground running by learning real life skills for the various work environments in which they will be working.
For more information call (520) 568-5565dge and skills for employers when making hiring decisions; and highly trained and skilled safety health and environmental professionals.
If you are working to obtain a college degree many of our courses will transfer to leading colleges and universities,
The International Assoc. of Safety Health Environmental Professionals (IASHEP) is proud to announce that our organization is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is accredited to issue the IACET CEU's
IACET is the premier standard-setting organization for the continuing education and training industry, and is an accredited Standards Developing Organization(SDO) by the American National Standards Institute, also known as ANSI.
Accreditation by ANSI signifies that IACET’s procedures meet the Institute’s essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process. IACET’s process of standards development ensures that interested individuals and organizations representing academia, industry, product users, and governments alike all have an equal vote in determining a standard’s content. Participants are welcome from anywhere in the world.
IASHEP NON‐DISCRIMINATION POLICY Approval Date: January 1, 2020 Responsibility of: IASHEP Executive Director under the oversight of the IASHEP Board of Directors Applies to: All IASHEP – includes Board members, IASHEP members, instructors teaching IASHEP courses, staff, contractors, committee members, volunteers. Actions Required:
1. All policies are reviewed annually by the Board of Directors (per IASHEP's Board of Directors Responsibilities)
2. Anti-discrimination policy will be provided to all IASHEP staff, committee members, developers/planners and instructors, contractors upon hire and reviewed annually.
3. As proof of reading IASHEP's Non-Discrimination Policy, signature verification (either electronically or in writing) shall be required annually and maintained per IASHEP's records policy. Revision Date: 5.16.2020 Policy: It is the policy of the IASHEP to maintain a working and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination. IASHEP's policy is to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA).
Candidates for certification shall not suffer discrimination for having a disability as described in the ADA or ADAAA. Purpose: This policy is intended to maintain compliance with all local, state and federal regulations, as well as a high standard of professional conduct throughout the organization.
Process/Procedures: Equal Opportunity the International Association of Safety, Health & Environmental Professionals (IASHEP) affords equal opportunity to all employees and prospective employees without regard to race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or national origin or other criteria protected by law.
Inclusion IASHEP is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community and to ensuring that activities and employment decisions are based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications. Consistent with this principle and applicable laws, it is therefore IASHEP's policy not to discriminate in offering access to its programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied. All decisions regarding certification will be based on the candidate’s merit and results of the classes / testing only to ensure Impartiality.
Prohibitions IASHEP prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of individuals in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.
Furthermore, IASHEP’s policy includes prohibitions of harassment of program participants, customers, and employees, i.e., racial harassment, sexual harassment, and retaliation for filing complaints of discrimination. Speakers and presenter involved in developing, administering, and delivering education sessions, special tracks, workshops or presentation at any IASHEP event are expected to maintain a high standard of professionalism and are not to discriminate or make discriminatory remarks based on gender, ethnicity, religion, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and/or sexual orientation.
This policy is reinforced and made known through: 1. IASHEP's by-laws under 1.0 General requirements. Full copy of the by-laws can be viewed on IASHEP's website at iashep.org – see policies.
2. The anti-discrimination, ADA and ADAAA information and applicable forms are available to all learners and the public on IASHEP's website at IASHEP.org under policies. (Copy attached) References: ANSI/IACET 1‐2018 Standard 1.6
Where are training programs offered by the International Assoc. of Safety Health Environmental Professionals (IASHEP)?
All International Assoc. of Safety Health Environmental Professionals (IASHEP programs and courses are available to be conducted worldwide, with the exception of those countries subject to sanction or embargo by the U.S. Government.
For additional information regarding countries subject to sanction or embargo, please visit the U.S. Department of the Treasury's The Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States.
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