Safety Officer (RSO/PSO/OICs)

Safety Officer (RSO/PSO/OICs)

Collateral Duty/Out of Rate Assignment Description

Safety Officer ensures the overall safe conduct of training. They perform both management and administrative functions by maintaining written logs of pertinent safety and control data. Identify hazards, unsafe work practices, and health hazardous conditions; ensure hazardous materials are safely handled, transported, stored, and accounted for. They prepare various safety and mishap reports, maintain hazard abatement program documentation, and aid in mishap investigations.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), Certified Instructional Trainer credential is for professionals with the experience and expertise to develop, design, and deliver safety, health and environmental (SH&E) training. CITs work in any industry including manufacturing, construction, and petroleum production and refining and hold a wide range of positions within organizations. To qualify, candidates must meet experiential requirements pertaining to teaching or training SH&E. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM), Certified Hazardous Material Manager (CHMM) certification demonstrates a professional's ability to handle, manage, or advise others on hazardous materials in a safe and compliant manner. A CHMM may work for a corporation, business, government, or in a related field associated with hazardous materials such as environmental protection, safety, hazmat transportation, or security.  Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and four years of relevant work experience.  Candidates must also pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification is for professionals practicing broad scope industrial hygiene including, anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control, and management of occupational hazards. CIHs are experienced in at least two of four generic categories of occupational health stressors; chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic. Candidates must meet a combination of experience and education requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Institute for Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM), Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP) certification is a standard of proficiency for front-line hazardous materials workers. The CHMP is intended to enhance regulatory compliance, safety, and overall credibility of operations, and provide recognition to individuals who meet its rigorous requirements. Candidates must meet a combination of education and/or experience requirements and pass a written exam.

 

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), Associate Safety Professional (ASP) certification validates an individual's knowledge and experience in the safety profession. ASP certifies an individual's ability to perform at least 50% of professional-level safety duties in safety, health, environment, and ergonomics. Safety professionals are required to make worksite assessments to determine risks, potential hazards and controls, evaluate risks and hazard control measures for equipment, systems, facilities, and processes, investigate incidents, maintain and evaluate incident and loss records, and prepare emergency response plans. ASP candidates must meet a combination of education and experience requirements. Candidates must take a written exam.

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In Demand

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Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
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