Q.Why is an OHST certification better than other safety “certifications”?
A.1. Credibility 2.Recognition 3.Accreditation 4.Respect!
Beware of safety certifications that require you to take their course to be “certified”. Although the knowledge provided in their course may be of value, and you may appreciate the coffee mug, t-shirt and other gimmicks they provide, their certification is not likely to be recognized by others in the industry.
If you want to learn more about the OHST certification process please visit http://www.bcsp.org/OHST
Also this blog article explains the importance of a program’s accreditation…
Q.What does it take to be an OHST?
A.In order to achieve the OHST certification you have to be working part-time or full-time in safety and health (35% is the minimum); you must have duties that require technical skills and knowledge in safety and health; and you must have five years of experience in safety and health before you can achieve the certification although it is possible to substitute some education for experience. Finally, you must pass an examination provided by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
Q.Is this course required to take the OHST exam?
A.Neither this nor any other exam preparation course is affiliated or otherwise endorsed by the BSCP. We are however listed on their website as a study source.
Taking this course does not guarantee that you will pass the examination and it is not required to take an exam preparation course to sit for the exam.
Q.Can I use this course as a CSP prep course?
A.Although we do not market this as a CSP exam prep course many past students have successfully taken this course as a stepping stone or as a study resource for their ASP/CSP designations! Plus the math review which we cover is always helpful.
Q.Who is the instructor for this course?
A.Trevor Reschny is the instructor for this course. He has been coaching firms to improve their safety performance since 1997. He has a MS in Occupational Health and Safety in addition to an MBA. Trevor is also a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP).