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ASSE Kicks Off Centennial Celebrations, Approve New Programs
October 20, 2010

In addition to kicking off the yearlong 100th anniversary celebrations of the October 14th, 1911, founding of the American Society of Safety Engineers’ (ASSE) at its annual Leadership Conference recently, the ASSE Board of Directors approved several new programs.

The ASSE Board approved the establishment of an Ergonomics Practice Specialty; approved the Philippines Chapter charter; approved the Certified Occupational Health Nurse (COHN) designation be recognized as an eligible accredited certification for ASSE’s professional membership category; and, approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals (NISP) and ASSE to be signed in the near future.

The COHN designation joins 11 other designations eligible for the Society’s professional membership which are: Professional Engineer (PE), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist (COHN-S), Certified Health Physicist (CHP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA), Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), IOSH Chartered Member (CMIOSH) and IOSH Chartered Fellow (CFIOSH).

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