The ABIH/IPEP Newsletter is out again! In this edition, you'll find information about how to apply to become an ABIH board member, how to nominate someone for the ABIH Impact and Lifetime Achievement Award Nominations, and tips for filling out references for CIH candidates.
Making a World of Difference through OHTA
Globally, 2,000,000 lives are lost each year to occupational illness and 35,000,000 new cases of work-related illness are reported due to chemical hazards alone! Preventable, work-related illness and death are increasing in developing nations, yet not enough OH/IH practitioners are available to meet the growing need, because of difficulties recruiting them or the lack of affordable, quality education to train local people on fundamental skills for improving workplace health and safety.
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IPEP has a new address, Please direct all correspondence to:
6005 West St. Joseph Highway
Lansing, MI 48917
For questions about applications, dues, or exams, please contact Liz Root at 517-853-5766 or email@example.com
Interested in the solar industry? Click here for information on employment and workforce trends from The Solar Foundation in their new National Solar Jobs Census.
January 25, 2016
The governing bodies of The Institute of Professional Environmental Practice® (IPEP®) and the American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) announce a new collaboration in 2016 to bring their respected credentials, the Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP)/Environmental Professional In-Training (EPI) and the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), to a wider audience of professionals.
Independent governance of each organization and credential will remain intact, although the organizations will be sharing operations and management services, allowing a greater portion of existing operational resources to be allocated to innovation and outreach. IPEP operations will move from Pittsburgh, PA, to ABIH headquarters in Lansing, MI.
Many environmental professionals are responsible for issues of worker health and safety on the job, and many industrial hygienists must account for the environmental impact of processes inside and outside of facilities in order to provide informed and proper care for workers. The leadership of both organizations recognized the synergies in their respective practice fields and has resolved to bring that spirit to the operations and outreach of both organizations moving forward, resulting in improved public recognition of credentialed-practitioners and better public protection.
The Institute of Professional Environmental Practice
American Board of Industrial Hygiene
WEF and other leading national water and wastewater associations have issued a joint statement concerning the Flint water crisis. Visit http://www.wef.org/flint-water-contamination/ to view the full statement.
Oil & Gas Environmental Compliance Conference – Appalachian Basin
The Oil & Gas Environmental Compliance Conference- Appalachian Basin, organized by the AWMA is to be held in Pittsburgh, PA on May 13-14, 2014. The two-day conference will address multi-media topics such as air quality, water use and treatment, waste disposal, spill protection, local issues, and data management challenges throughout the shale plays in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and New York. Click here for more information!