Yuma, AZ, July 23rd, 2012 -- The Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) is a credentialing organization founded to promote the establishment of professional standards for those functioning as safety and health managers in the work environment. It exists to promote the establishment of standards for the profession and recognizes safety and health management professionals who, through education, demonstrated professional experience, and the passing of a comprehensive examination, have met ISHM's requirements for mastering the safety and health management body of knowledge.
The Institute for Safety and Health Management, through its accredited Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) certification program, promotes the advancement of safety and health management through the application of management principles and the integration of safety into all levels and activities of management.
“The CSHM program recognizes safety and health professionals who have demonstrated knowledge of health and safety management skills and techniques through examination, education, and experience,” reported Larry Curtis, CSHM, Executive Director of ISHM. “In addition to technical knowledge of safety and industrial hygiene, 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, critical incident investigations, safety audits and surveys, workers’ compensation laws and practices, product safety, environmental laws, quality control, and labor relations. The CSHM certification program is designed to provide recognition to those who can apply this broad range of health and safety management tools.”
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.
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 Associate 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.