Announcement - New Business Certificate Program for EHS Professionals
July 1, 2013
Dear Phylmar Newsletter Reader,
We would like your input.
I am the director for a new business certificate program for environmental health and safety professionals offered through the UCLA/UC Irvine NIOSH Southern California Education and Research Center. The flyer below describes the program and asks recipients to take a survey. We would appreciate your taking this short, five question (multiple choice), survey. Please contact me if you any questions or are interested in the program or any of the classes.
Thank you for your participation.
Mark Katchen, CIH
Preview: Business Skills for Workplace Safety and Health Professionals Certificate Program
Education and Research Center
Dear Safety and Health Professional,
THIS IS A PREVIEW OF A BUSINESS SKILLS FOR WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH PROFESSIONALS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM THAT WE INTEND TO LAUNCH SOON. Your feedback can help us maximize the benefit of the program. Please let us know what you think -- click here to link to our online survey.
You are a working safety and health professional. Now you need to add those business skills that will help you become a successful manager or consulting business owner.
This comprehensive program provides certificate candidates with a thorough understanding of the challenges of integrating workplace safety and health with the business side of the equation. The curriculum includes core requirements and electives that allow participants to design the program best suited to their needs.
Though there are no educational requirements to enter the program, some classes require math and/or science knowledge and/or skills. Participants must also have professional level English language proficiency in reading comprehension, vocabulary, written expression and oral presentation.
Candidates must attend all sessions and pass written exams to receive credit towards SCERC Business Sills for Workplace Safety and Health Professionals Certificate.
If this does not apply to you, please pass the information along to colleagues who may benefit from this training.
Business Skills for
Workplace Safety and Health Professionals Certificate
CORE Required Courses
Ethics - 4 hours
Fundamentals of Financial Management (includes Budgeting, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Return on Investment)- 1 day
Hazard Communication - 4 hours
Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis - 1 day
Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) - 1 day
Marketing Your EHS Program - 2 days
Risk Assessment Strategies- 2 days
Risk Communication - 2 days
Risk Management - 2 days
Stress/Work Organization/Mental Stressors - 1 day
Workplace Violence Prevention - 4 hours
Electives Choose 32 hours of coursework from a list of accepted electives.
Developing and Interpreting Data - 1 day
Developing Your Consulting Practice - 2 days
Finance Workshop - Level 2 - Application - case studies, hands-on practice - 1 day
Issues of Disabled Workers/Modified Duty/Return to Work/Stay at Work - 1 day
Marketing and Social Media - 1 day
Optimizing Your Consulting Practice - 2 days
Planned Inspections - 1 day
Report Writing - 1 day
Workers Comp - =BD day
Enroll as a Certificate Candidate or
Take Individual Courses
=B7 ABIH - Most coursews are eligible for ABIH contact hours. See ABIH website for CM Credit Criteria.
=B7 REHS - Most courses are eligible for REHS contact hours. The SCERC is an Accrediting Agency approved by the California Department of Public Health.
=B7 BRN - Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #13555 (SCERC). Eligibility for BRN contact hours will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis.
=B7 BCSP - 2.4 Most courses are eligible for COC points by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
Certificate Program Director -- MARK KATCHEN, MBA, CIH
Managing Principal for The Phylmar Group, Inc. with expertise in industrial hygiene, toxicology, occupational health, risk communication and e-commerce. He received his M.S. in Environmental and Occupational Health from CSUN and MBA from Loyola Marymount University. He has more than 25 years of experience in occupational and environmental exposure assessment in such industries as petrochemical, agriculture, mining, utilities and automotive. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and a State of California Registered Environmental Assessor. Mr. Katchen is on the faculty of UC Irvine and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Center for Health Promotion as well as serving on the CSUN Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Advisory Board. He is the American Industrial Hygiene Association's Ambassador to Israel serving as a liaison to EH & S professionals in that country.
Our faculty includes university professors as well as subject-specific professionals with real-world experience.
Director, Continuing Education/Outreach
Southern California Education And Research Center
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About The Phylmar Group, Inc.
The Phylmar Group=AE is an organization that partners with best-in-class companies on their most challenging environmental, health and safety, and social responsibility issues by working in a vertically integrated way from anticipating clients' needs from strategy to implementation. This is achieved through trusted expert client advisors who deliver innovative, responsible, efficient solutions addressing client needs and creating added value. For more information, visit www.phylmar.com or call 310.474.3937.
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