ASSE Expands Professional Membership to Those With OHST, CHST Credentials
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recently voted to accept two new credentials for professional membership, the top membership category in ASSE. Recently approved credentials by the ASSE Board of Directors for ASSE professional membership are the Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) and the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST).
Professional membership is the highest membership category in ASSE. Other membership categories include: member, international member, associate, student, honorary and emeritus. In addition, ASSE professional members can be or have a Professional Engineer (P.E.) registration, Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Health Physicist (CHP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA), Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Chartered Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CFIOSH), Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) credentials, Certified Occupational Health Nurse – Specialist (COHN-S) and Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN).
Along with these, one must have five years of safety experience and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.