The International Board of Environmental Health & Safety

The International Board of Environmental Health & Safety, Inc is a non-profit safety certification registry organization. It was formed in 1998 by peers within their respective fields of environmental health and safety. The IBOEHS established these safety certifications based on the philosophy that protecting the workforce, regarding environmental health and safety, requires the managing of people. Each safety certification is registered and IBOEHS is accredited through the International Certification Accreditation Board.

Mission: To establish, monitor and maintain three (3) levels of environmental health and safety certifications, which represent the needs of safety in the workplace and on the jobsite. Each level serves to establish a person’s competency in environmental health and safety – thereby Instilling Professionalism.

Director: Thomas Davidson, PhD, RSP
PhD in Occupational Safety and Health and involved in safety for over 20+ years.

Board of Governors:
Dr. Adrian Estes, PhD, RSP – Director IBOEHS International
Mr. Richard Burton, RSP – D L Withers
Mr. Dennis Leonard, RSP – Kiewit Pacific
Mr. Rodelio Viado, RSP Rodech Training Services (Philippines)
Ms. Sharon Powers, RSP - POWERS SAFETY SERVICES, LLC
Mr. Wayne Martin, RSP - Phoenex Safety Training & Consulting

Some of our accredited certificaiton examinaitons for individuals include:

Registered Safety Officer®

The Registered Safety Officer (RSO) is knowledgeable of the fundamentals of occupational health and safety. The RSO is generally responsible for the day-to-day activities of managing a company’s health and safety program.

Exam Topics:

  • Safety Terminology
  • Company H & S Responsibilities
  • Hazard Recognition & Control
  • Fire Prevention & Protection
  • Safety Inspections
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Motivation
  • Recordkeeping for OSHA
  • Monitoring for Safety
  • Ergonomics
  • Office Safety
  • Fleet Safety
  • Multi-Employer
  • Waste Management
  • Accident Investigation
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Preparing for Legal Defense

Prerequisite:    One (1) year safety experience

Passing Score: 78% (100 question multiple-choice examination)

RSO Certification Retention: maintenance fee is every two years (odd year) and sixteen (16) continuing education or equivalent.

 

Fees:

Registered Safety Officer® - Self-Study course with examination - $395.00

Registered Safety Officer® - Two-Day Program with examination - $695.00

Registered Safety Officer® - Maintenance Fee - $120.00

Registered Healthcare Safety Officer®

The Registered Healthcare Safety Officer (RHSO) is knowledgeable of the fundamentals of occupational health and safety, with emphasis on the healthcare industry. The RHSO is generally responsible for the day-to-day activities of managing a healthcare facility’s health and safety program.

Exam Topics:

  • Safety Terminology
  • Company H & S Responsibilities
  • Hazard Recognition & Control
  • Fire Prevention & Protection
  • Safety Inspections
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Motivation
  • Recordkeeping for OSHA
  • Monitoring for Safety
  • Ergonomics
  • Office Safety
  • Fleet Safety
  • Healthcare Support Services
  • Waste Management
  • Accident Investigation
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Preparing for Legal Defense

Prerequisite:    One (1) year safety experience

Passing Score: 78% (110 question multiple-choice examination)

RHSO Certification Retention: maintenance fee is every two years (odd year) and sixteen (16) continuing education or equivalent.

Fees:
Registered Healthcare Safety Officer® - Self-Study course with exam - $395.00

Registered Healthcare Safety Officer® - Two-Day Program with exam - $695.00

Registered Healthcare Safety Officer® - Maintenance Fee - $120.00

Registered Telecommunication Safety Officer®

The Registered Telecommunications Safety Officer (RTSO) is knowledgeable of the fundamentals of occupational health and safety as it specifically applies to the telecommunications and cable industries. The RTSO is generally responsible for the day-to-day activities of managing a company’s health and safety program.

Exam Topics:

  • Safety Terminology
  • Company H & S Responsibilities
  • Hazard Recognition & Control
  • Fire Prevention & Protection
  • Safety Inspections
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Motivation
  • Recordkeeping for OSHA
  • Monitoring for Safety
  • Ergonomics
  • Office Safety
  • Fleet Safety
  • Healthcare Support Services
  • Waste Management
  • Accident Investigation
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Preparing for Legal Defense
  • DOT
  • EPA

Prerequisite:    One (1) year safety experience

Passing Score: 78% (150 question multiple-choice examination)

RTSO Certification Retention: maintenance fee is every two years (odd year) and sixteen (16) continuing education or equivalent.

Fees:
Registered Telecommunications Safety Officer® - Self-Study course with exam - $445.00

Registered Telecommunications Safety Officer® - Three-Day Program with exam - $895.00

Registered Telecommunications Safety Officer® - Maintenance Fee - $120.00

Registered Pipeline Safety Specialist®

The Registered Pipeline Safety Specialist is responsible for protecting workers during oil & gas drilling, pipeline laying & monitoring, and refinery operations. He/She plays a vital role as a team member in identifying and mitigating physical and chemical hazards; conducting site safety inspections; monitoring for hazardous gases, providing safety training; preparing daily reports; making recommendations regarding safety issues; and assisting in accident investigations.

Exam Topics:

  • Fundamentals of Safety (terminology, regulatory agencies, hazard recognition and control fire-life safety, inspections, motivation, monitoring, and investigations)
  • Upstream Operations (potential hazards oil & gas wells and pipeline construction & monitoring)
  • Downstream Operations (oil & gas refinery products& processes and hazardous chemicals
    associated with oil & gas production)

Prerequisite: OSHA 30-hour (General Industry or Construction)

Passing Score: 78% correct required for passing score

Certification Maintenance: Every two-years with 16 hours of safety related continuing education

Fee:
Registered Pipeline Safety Specialist® - self-study course with exam $445.00

Registered Pipeline Safety Specialist® - 6-day course with exam $895.00

Registered Pipeline Safety Specialist® - maintenance fee $150.00

Registered Pipeline Safety Manager®

A Registered Pipeline Safety Manager is a collaborative process that assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates workplace safety for the oil & gas industry, both upstream and downstream. He/She facilitates the company’s achievement of providing a safe workplace for employees, contractors and the public through compliance management, communication and addressing the legal aspects of safety. The Registered Pipeline Safety Manager® has met education and experience standards, and has demonstrated by examination the knowledge and skills that applies to safety professionalism in the oil & gas industry.

Exam Topics:

  • Regulatory
  • Hazardous Materials/Waste Transporting
  • Natural Gas Operations
  • Integrity Management
  • Leadership

Prerequisite: Registered Pipeline Safety Specialist or equivalent

Passing Score: 78% correct required for passing score

Certification Maintenance: Every two-years with 16 hours of safety related continuing education

Fee:
Registered Pipeline Safety Manager® - self-study course with exam $445.00

Registered Pipeline Safety Manager® - 5-day course with exam $895.00

Registered Pipeline Safety Manager® - maintenance fee $150.00

Registered Safety Manager®

Safety Management is a collaborative process that assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates workplace safety. The Safety Manager therefore facilitates the company’s achievement of providing a safe workplace for employees, vendors, customers and the public through compliance management, communication and addressing the legal aspects (liability & professional insurance, workers’ compensation, and contesting of regulatory citations and/or civil lawsuits). The Registered Safety Manager (RSM) is a Safety Manager who has met education and experience standards, has demonstrated by examination the knowledge and skills that applies to safety professionalism.

Eligibility:

  • RSO / RHSO or equivalent
  • Safety experience of at least five (5) years, of which 60% of your job is devoted to safety.

Passing Score: 80% or better on the examination (130 question multiple-choice examination)

RSM Certification Retention: maintenance fee is every two years (odd year) and sixteen (16) continuing education or equivalent.

Fees:

Registered Safety Manager® - Self-Study course with exam - $445.00

Registered Safety Manager® - Two-Day Program with exam - $695.00

Registered Safety Manager® - Maintenance Fee - $120.00

Registered Safety Professional®

The Registered Safety Professional provides recommendations and actions for the prevention of accidents and/or incidents, which may cause injury or illness to people, damage to property, or destruction to a community (environmental). They employ various analytical methods to identify physical and health hazards. Then recommend and/or implement appropriate control measures (engineering, administrative, work practice, and/or personal protective equipment) to eliminate or mitigate the hazard.

In addition to having a working knowledge of the fundamentals and application of occupational health and safety, a Registered Safety Professional must also be knowledgeable of science (physical, chemical, biological and behavioral), mathematics, business management, insurance, and performance of a specialty operation, such as construction, manufacturing, healthcare, etc.

Eligibility:

  • RSM certification or equivalent,
  • Bachelor Degree in any field or Associates Degree in Occupational Safety and Health,
  • Safety Experience of at least five (5) years, of which 60% of your job is devoted to safety.

Passing Score: 80% or better on examination (230 multiple-choice questions).

RSP Certification Retention: maintenance fee is every two years (odd year) and sixteen (16) continuing education or equivalent.

Fees:
Registered Safety Professional® - Self-Study course with exam - $445.00

Registered Safety Professional® - One-Day review with exam - $795.00

Registered Safety Professional® - Maintenance Fee - $120.00

Registered Ergonomic Specialist®

Ergonomics is the scientific discipline concerned with designing according to human needs, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance. The Registered Ergonomic Specialist focuses on the health conditions of the workplace – design and worker. In order to identify and correct the effects of the hazardous conditions which can impair the health of employees.

Exam Topics:

  • Defining Ergonomics
  • Disciplines of Ergonomics
  • Ergonomic Rick Factors
  • Ergonomic Disorders
  • Ergonomic Disorder Assessment
  • Ergonomic Injury Prevention
  • Ergonomic Program Development

Eligibility:

  • Bachelor Degree in any field or Associates Degree in Occupational Safety and Health,
  • Complete two assigned case studies.

Passing Score: 80% or better on examination (150 multiple-choice questions).

RES Certification Retention: maintenance fee is every two years (odd year) and sixteen (16) continuing education or equivalent.

Fees:
Registered Ergonomic Specialist® - Three-Day program with exam - $995.00

Registered Ergonomic Specialist® - Maintenance Fee - $120.00

Military & DOD Partnership

On april 19, 2012 the Board contacted Mr. Parsons, Civ USAF HAF AFSEC/SEG to discuss the potential offer of awarding Safety Certifications to personnel in DOD and the USAF who are working the safety field. Out of that discussion evolved the cross reference and evaluation process of the Air Force Safety Specialist requirements and the IBOEHS Safety Certification requirements.

After months of review and cross referencing the IBOEHS is pleased to announce that the U. S. Air Force Safety Specialist can cross reference to our Registered Safety Officer® and Registered Safety Manager® certifications, without taking the written examination. However, those wishing to achieve our Registered Safety Professional® certification will be required to take the written examination.

The Board of Governors agreed this cross reference shall apply to all branches of the Military and DOD safety personnel.

Registered Safety Officer®

Registered Safety Manager®

Registered Safety Professional®

Qualifications:                               Active and non-active status of GS-7 level or higher (SSgt or TSgt) as a safety specialist or safety manager

Qualifications:                                    Active and non-active status of GS-9 level or higher as a safety specialist or safety manager Qualifications:                                   Active and non-active status of GS-11 level or higher as a safety specialist or safety manager
Requirements:                                   Call or email us to apply and submit $120 payment.  No examination is required. Requirements:                                    Call or email us to apply and submit $120 payment.  No examination is required. Requirements:                                      Call or email us to apply and submit $240 payment.  Self-study material is provided.  Applicant must schedule a date and time for proctored exam.

Safety Audits:

Our company certification audit processes include:

  • Certified Contractors for Health and Safety - Ensures a safe work-site.
  • Hospital Accreditation Program - Focuses on patient, staff, visitor, and community health and safety.

Our vast resources permit us to explore the hazards of any industry and develop practical working measures which will protect the worker in an economical manner.  Some industry specific programs we have worked on include:

  • Curriculum for Safety Management - Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctrine
  • Ergonomics for the Elevator Industry
  • Chemical Reduction for Microprocessor Plants
  • Mine Safety Act for the Department of Natural Resources (Philippines)
  • Waste-water Treatment
  • Food Processing - Flash Freezing

Our commitment for the past 18 years has had a great impact on many places in the world, but environmental, health and safety issues still have a long way to go.