Medical Safety

Medical Safety Professional Development

Last Updated: August 06, 2018
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​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.

Government Resources:

Writing Your EC Management Plans External Link

Evaluating Your EC Management Plans External Link

Safe and Functional Environment External Link

Federal Emergency Management Agency External Link

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) External Link

Oregon OSHA Online Training External Link

Army Public Health Center External Link

Safety Program (COMING SOON)

Non-Government Resources:

American Society for Healthcare Engineering External Link

ASIS International (ASIS) External Link

ASSE Risk Assessment Videos External Link

Association for the Healthcare Environment External Link

American Society of Safety Engineers External Link

ECRI Institute External Link

Joint Commission Resources External Link

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) External Link

National Safety Council External Link

OSHAcademy External Link

University of Minnesota School of Public Health (New) External Link

Government Resource:

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 External Link

The CP-12 Skills Assessment can be accessed at: CP12 Certificate Program External Link

Professional Certification

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.


Non-Government Resources:

Certified Safety Professional (CSP) External Link

Certified Emergency Manager® (CEM®) External Link

Certified Healthcare Facility Manager External Link

Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator External Link

Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP) External Link

Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional (CHESP) External Link