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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Holiday Office Hours:
The ABIH/IPEP office will be closed Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 and Friday, November 24th, 2017 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The office will re-open on Monday, November 27th, 2017.
Our office will also be closed Monday, December 25th, 2017 through Monday, January 1st, 2018 for Christmas and New Year's Day. The office will re-open on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018.
Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
Telephone: (517) 321-2638
As of July 2017, 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
Check out our new YouTube video!
It explains what an Environmental Professional does and it also explains about our two qualifications. Share it with your colleagues or anyone wanting to know more about becoming an environmental professional!
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.
IPEP/ABIH Joint Announcement
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 industries that challenge themselves to continually develop and build are the ones that ultimately prosper. Each of our organizations brings different perspectives to the table, and we are committed to building on our strengths together. We are excited about the start of this collaboration and the possibilities that it opens up for our practitioners to improve the practice of environmental professionals around the world.”
J. Cressend Schonberg, QEP, Chair
The Institute of Professional Environmental Practice
“Our mission is to protect the public by providing high-quality credentials for our practitioners that are meaningful to employers. While this collaboration is a groundbreaking change for our boards, our practitioners already recognize the opportunities and similarities between our two professions. Many Certified-Industrial Hygienists® (CIHs) do environmental work, and many Qualified Environmental Professionals (QEPs) hold the CIH® credential. Our new relationship will help both organizations to grow and thrive, and more importantly, it will enable our practitioners to keep individuals and families healthy and safe in every environment.”
Susan Ripple, CIH, Chair
American Board of Industrial Hygiene
NAEM's EHS Career Profiles & Skills for Success report is now available. Visit naem.org to download the full report or a copy of the free Executive Summary. Visit our Events Calendar for upcoming webinars from NAEM and more events from all of our Participating Organizations.
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!