Subject: [DCHAS-L] FW: Phylmar Announcement - New Business Certificate Program for EHS Professionals
Date: July 1, 2013 6:00:17 PM EDT
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I received the following from a highly credible colleague. The topic looks very interesting. At the very least, I urge you to look it over and share your response with Mark via the survey (less than 2 minutes)


I can see many positions that would find merit with this program.


Thanks for your time-



Standard confidentiality terms apply




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011(619) 990-4908 (phone, 24/7)



From: Mark Katchen [mailto:mark**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Mark Katchen
Sent: Monday, July 01, 2013 2:20 PM
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Subject: Phylmar Announcement - New Business Certificate Program for EHS Professionals


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.


Best regards,





Mark Katchen, CIH
Managing Principal 

The Phylmar Group, Inc.


Preview: Business Skills for Workplace Safety and Health Professionals Certificate Program

Safe Communities Workplaces Workers



Southern California 

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.



Additional Information

Register Now



To see details on all of our courses, please click to go to our website.

We hope to see you soon.




Cass Ben-Levi 

Director, Continuing Education/Outreach 

Southern California Education And Research Center



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