Veterans offered oilfield training opportunity

Battlefields to Oilfields on the Young Memorial Campus in Morgan City

MORGAN CITY, La. — About a year ago an “overqualified” veteran, who had gone through multiple tours of duty in Iraq, paid to attend South Central Louisiana Technical College for certification to get a job in the oilfield industry, according to Earl Meador, regional director for the college.Meador thought there must be a better way to train veterans who had already sacrificed for their more

ISHM Introduces a New Safety Practitioner Certification Program

The Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) unveils the Certified Safety Management Practitioner (CSMP) certification program with an opening grandfathering period.

The Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) is the premier credentialing organization founded to promote the advancement of safety management through the application of management principles and the integration of safety into all levels and activities of the organization. ISHM, which administers the Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) certification and Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM) program, has developed a new certification program to recognize safety practitioners whose duties include performing occupational safety and health management activities either on a part-time or full-time basis. This new certification is known as the Certified Safety Management Practitioner (CSMP) program.

Many people enter the safety and health profession from a wide variety of backgrounds and over time attain the skills necessary to become highly effective safety and health practitioners. A CSMP might be an active safety team participant, line manager, human resources professional or a wage associate. This new certification recognizes those who have attained a level of knowledge, training, and experience to manage a safety and health assignment competently and professionally.

Designed to recognize safety management professionals who have already demonstrated their knowledge and experience in the field, the CSMP Grandfathering Program gives such professionals the opportunity to certify without the exam requirement. This is a limited program as the Grandfathering Program will run from January 1, 2013 until December 31, 2013.  After December 31, 2013, candidates must not only meet the education and experience requirements, but must also take and pass the rigorous 2-hour professional certification examination in order to become certified as a CSMP. All professionals seeking certification through the Grandfathering Program are encouraged to start their application process as soon as possible, so in case issues or questions arise, you will have enough time to address those before the program expires.

The National Safety Management Society’s Certified Safety Supervisor (CSS) is recognized by ISHM by providing credit toward the experience requirement to become certified. Those holding the CSS need only have 3 years of qualifying experience to be eligible for the CSMP Grandfathering Program.

To learn more about the new CSMP certification or the CSHM and ASHM programs, please visit, email or call (877) 201-4053.

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