BCSP Offers Free Quizzes for Recertification

The BCSP (Board of Certified Safety Professionals) is offering free quizzes for recertification.  The quizzes provide a great opportunity for CE credits and is available the web or through mobile apps (Google or Apple).  Every online quiz is worth 0.1 CM points and there are currently 58 quizzes available as of this writing.  The quizzes are broken into two general categories based on publication (Professional Safety or Safety & Health), are open book, and may be taken repeatedly until passed (80% correct to pass).

Source: BCSP

Free Online Safety and Training Courses

The state of Washington is offering some invaluable online safety and training courses on their website.  Topics include:

  • Accident Investigation
  • Safety Checklists
  • Ergonomics
  • Fall Protection
  • Janitorial Services
  • Job Safety / Hazard Analyses
  • Lockout / Tagout
  • Noise
  • Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • and much more

You can find the courses and modules on the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries website.

Free Online Training Modules in Occupational Hygiene

The Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA), has created a new website, www.OHLearning.com, where free course materials for international occupational hygiene training modules are posted.  Find training materials, learn about occupational hygiene, or develop your existing skillset.

Modules currently available include:

  • Noise
  • Asbestos
  • Measurement of Hazardous Substances
  • Health Effects of Hazardous Substances
  • Control of Hazardous Environments
  • Thermal Environments
  • Ergonomics
  • Basic Principles of Occupational Hygiene

According to the website, OHTA mission is as follows:

OHTA was formed to promote better standards of occupational hygiene practice throughout the world.  We develop training materials and make them freely available for use by students and training providers.  We also promote an international qualifications framework so that all hygienists are trained to a consistent, high standard, recognized in all participating countries.

Results for OHShub.com’s Occupational Health & Safety Salary Survey

The results are in from OHShub.com‘s Occupational Health & Safety Salary Survey.  300 Occupational Health and Safety Professionals responded to the survey request for information pertaining to career length, certifications, salary, geographic location, etc.  The results are as follows:

Of the 297 respondents, nearly three quarters were male.

Age followed a typical bell curve with the majority of respondents being between 35-60 years of age.


Average Salaries: Industrial Hygienist, Certified Safety Professional, EHS Manager

(Be sure to check out OHShub.com’s Occupational Health & Safety Professional Salary Survey here for detailed salary information provided by professionals like you!)

Below are the average salaries for occupational health and safety professionals (industrial hygienists, certified safety professionals, and environmental, health, and safety managers) in the US.  The salaries are based upon the average salaries for nationwide  job postings and are a good representation of the salaries available.  Please note that the salaries can have a significant range and depend upon industry, experience and position.

Industrial Hygienist Salary


Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Salary Summary

(Be sure to check out OHShub.com’s Occupational Health & Safety Professional Salary Survey here for detailed salary information provided by professionals like you!)


The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), the certification board for those looking to complete or maintain their CSP designation, recently released the results of their 2009 Salary Survey for  individuals holding the CSP certification, as well as those with the OHST, and CHST certifications and/or the designation of ASP.

The new database holds a wealth of information including:

  • Years in practice
  • Degrees held
  • Employer type
  • Job function
  • Supervisory role
  • …and much more

You can view the results of the salary survey HERE