Continuing Education and Training
Working as a professional in healthcare, you know you cannot afford to become complacent.
New medical technologies, systems, and processes are constantly introduced into the physical environment, and they often bring with them a whole new set of hazards.
As a result, you know you must work hard to:
- Stay proficient in detecting new safety and health risks within the physical environment
- Keep current with changes in laws and regulations and in technologically advanced safeguards for protecting people from harm and equipment and property from loss.
The following organizations provide professionals, such as yourself, many opportunities to improve your knowledge and skills through collaboration with other professionals working in healthcare and attendance at annual conferences, seminars, and workshops:
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
U.S. Army Public Health Command
American Society for Healthcare Engineering
ASIS International (ASIS)
Association for the Healthcare Environment
American Society of Safety Engineers
Joint Commission Resources
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
National Safety Council
University of Minnesota School of Public Health (New)
Army Civilian Training, Education and Development System (ACTEDS):
The ACTEDS is a competency-based system that identifies education and training requirements for Army Safety and Health Specialists.
Safety and health professionals can access the CP-12 ACTEDS Training Program core competencies at: CP-12 Core Competencies .
The CP-12 Skills Assessment can be accessed at: CP12 Certificate Program
Achieving your professional certification demonstrates to your employer and colleagues you are working at the highest level of your profession.
In addition, certification is an acknowledgement of your academic achievements and years of professional experience.
The following list of certification boards are directly linked to the healthcare industry.
Professionals who are interested in reaching the top of their potential and becoming all they can be should contact their respective certification board today to learn more about the certification process.
Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
Certified Emergency Manager® (CEM®)
Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP)
Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional (CHESP)