Celebrating IASHEP (2014 - 2024) --- Ten Years of Building A Family Together
FAMILY FIRST - IASHEP IS FAMILY - (OHANA)
Ohana in Hawaiian means family.
You can certainly join any professional safety, health, or environmental association that you like but when you join IASHEP, you become a part of our IASHEP extended family and we believe that family comes first. As Michael J. Fox stated, " Family is not an important thing, it’s everything" and we at IASHEP believe it and we walk the talk.
The Story of a Humble Beginning, Built by Love, Friendship, and the Desire To Continue To Help Others.
IASHEP was originally formed by three of safety consultants (Ray Enama, SeaRay Beltran, and John F. (Jack) Podojil) who took time out of their life with their families and businesses to help build and teach the curriculum that you take at some of these OSHA Training Institute Education Centers (OTIEC) still today.
The OTIEC Experience: Seeing a need to help others, the original three senior course instructors gave their private and copyrighted course materials that they developed for their own companies and use and shared their materials and courses with others at no cost to these OTIEC to teach people this trade. Professionals helping professionals.
Instead of retiring and still seeing the need to educate future safety, health, and environmental professionals of the world but at a higher level of education, IASHEP was formed in 2014. also, instead of just offering professional credentials like many other professional associations do by just taking a test, IASHEP decided to offer professionals a chance to learn the subject by taking professional courses in a classroom or online or distant learning and which many have formal textbooks like you would find in a community college or university.
IASHEP founders also knew why charge a person for taking a course over when they may have taken it somewhere else. So, IASHEP allows courses to be challenged. What if you do not have a degree? does IASHEP shut you off like other professional associations do now and require our professionals to have a degree? No. IASHEP believes in Life Learning Skills just like major colleges and universities do. Knowledge is what IASHEP is searching for and IASHEP will help its Ohana family achieve knowledge and Ohana leaves no family member behind no matter where you live in this world.
As stated earlier, IASHEP was founded on Family First.
Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind”. Though true, there is a deeper meaning to the word and spirit of Ohana. It goes beyond inclusion of not being forgotten. Ohana is about fostering loving and lasting relationships with those closest to us, including family, friends, our IASHEP members, our Charities, and our community. As an organization, we strive to implement the value of Ohana into our lives and daily work.
Our Two Charities: Once Again Built Around The Idea of Supporting FAMILY
St. Jude Children Research Hospital - The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
Tunnels To Towers - Since 9/11, Tunnels To Towers has been helping America’s heroes by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building specially-adapted smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders. We are also committed to eradicating veteran homelessness and helping America to Never Forget September 11, 2001.
Now you know our humble beginnings and why we are so proud of our IASHEP family members. IASHEP will always be there for you.
Join Us and Become Part of Our Extended Family of safety, health & environmental professionals around the world. It is the policy of IASHEP to ensure equal membership and educational opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race (including color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, freedom of expression. IASHEP believes that as part of our IASHEP family, if given the chance, we can and will work out our differences when they may arise.
John F. (Jack) Podojil
CSHET®, CEHSP®, IASHEP-CI®, CSHCO®, CCSHCO®, CHCM® , CHMM - Master Level®, CMGS®, ASA®, CUSA®
IASHEP Chief Executive Officer
IASHEP is an Educational not-for-profit association. Operating under the United States Patent and Trade Office Code Class 41, this class is for educational services, namely, providing training of teachers, managers, specialists and technicians for certification in the field of health and environmental safety . IASHEP's mission is achieved by conducting instructor-led classroom, onsite and online training courses; authorizing affiliate International Assoc. of Safety Health Environmental Professionals (IASHEP) training centers located worldwide and our signature certified educational courses can be conducted anywhere in the world.
The International Assoc. of Safety Health Environmental Professionals (IASHEP) is located in Arizona and was established as a certified 501 (C) (3) non-profit and charitable organization dedicated to providing safety, health and environmental educational services.
IASHEP has established a reputation for providing honesty and integrity to our association members, students , faculty member and clients.
The International Assoc. of Safety Health Environmental Professionals (IASHEP) members include state and federal agencies, municipal and county governments, private industries, construction industries, public school systems and university campuses, law enforcement agencies, emergency medical services, fire departments, public works departments, utility companies, and public health agencies.
IASHEP is committed to helping its members and the public prevent unintentional injuries and deaths by providing knowledge and resources to our members that enable them to reduce risks, engage employees, measure progress and continuously improve their safety management systems.
For more information about our Association, please spend some time visiting our website and see what we have to offer our members.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital opened its doors on February 4, 1962, based on Danny's dream that "no child should die in the dawn of life." Since then, we’ve made incredible strides in childhood cancer research. We’ve helped improve the survival rate of childhood cancer from 20% to 80%. And ALL, the disease with a virtual death sentence in 1962, now has a survival rate of 94 percent.
Today, we’re a world leader in developing new, improved treatments for children with cancer, and we create more clinical trials for cancer than any other children's hospital. We freely share those breakthroughs, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
And still today as when we opened our doors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all they should worry about is helping their child live.
Danny Thomas passed away in 1991, but he left us with an enduring legacy and commitment to saving the lives of children everywhere. We won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
Stephen Siller grew up steeped in St. Francis of Assisi's philosophy that “while we have time, let us do good.” This philosophy guided Siller through life and became his legacy after the firefighter died tragically on Sept. 11, 2001, trying to save the lives of those trapped in the towers of the World Trade Center.
The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation (named after the path Stephen took on foot to help) honors those who put their lives on the line to protect our country. This takes the form of several programs, including building Smart Homes for veterans that have been severely injured.
The International Assoc. of Safety Health Environmental Professionals (IASHEP) is a supporter of the foundation.
The International Assoc. of Safety Health Environmental Professionals is proud to partner and be a member of the National Safety Council and the Arizona Chapter of the National Safety Council.
IASHEP just like the National Safety Council is a mission-based organization focused on eliminating the leading cause of preventable death and injury. Our efforts and thought leadership center on impacting safety through two strategic pillars – workplace and roadway – until the data tells us otherwise.
The International Assoc. Safety Health Environmental Professionals (IASHEP) is proud to partner with Safety Info to offer our members the opportunity to further their knowledge by utilizing our partners resources. Safety Info started their program in 1996 and offers a variety of professional products and services.
IASHEP partners with learning partners, small and large, all over the world to make quality education even more accessible and affordable to our members. The IASHEP
team reviews each learning partner candidate extensively to ensure that each and every partner is aligned with our mission and vision.
As one of our members of IASHEP you have the opportunity to gain additional knowledge and discounts on learning materials from the National Safety Council. Give IASHEP a call to learn more about this opportunity.
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