November 2017 Newsletter
2018 AAR Annual Participation Invoices Mailed October 18, 2017
Invoices for 2018 participation in the AIHA Registry Programs’ Asbestos Analysts Registry (AAR) program were mailed to the AAR Billing Contact of each enrolled AAR organization on October 18, 2017; invoices should be received by November 1, 2017. Please contact us or (703) 846-0755 if you do not receive your invoice, need to change your participation, or have any questions or concerns.
The Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) held their Fall Meeting September 23-27, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. AIHA Registry Programs was pleased to attend the meeting to strengthen our partnership and to share the importance of the SDS and Label Authoring Registry with SCHC members, stakeholders, and employers. The meeting offered a wealth of updates on the GHS, OSHA HazCom 2012, TSCA, and REACH 2018 and is the premier technical conference in this area of practice.
Thank you to all who stopped by to chat with Angela Oler, Director of Operations, at the AIHA Registry Programs booth. It was amazing to see the SDSRPs out in force at the meeting.
Congratulations to SCHC for another outstanding meeting!
On September 28, 2017, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) attended the standard setting meeting hosted by AIHA Registry Programs for development of the new Occupational Health and Safety Management System Auditor Registry competency assessment. Standard setting is the process by which the passing score is set for the assessment and is a vital part of a valid and reliable credential. Thank you to our volunteers for their exceptional work!
AIHA Registry Programs is closely following the activity of the ISO 45001 update. This Standard, ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems – Requirements, makes up a large portion of the body of knowledge and significantly impacts the timeline of the OHSMS Auditor Registry launch. ISO states that:
“The burden of occupational injuries and diseases is significant, both for employers and the wider economy, resulting in losses from early retirements, staff absence and rising insurance premiums.
To combat the problem, ISO is developing a new standard, ISO 45001, Occupational health and safety management systems - Requirements, that will help organizations reduce this burden by providing a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions, all over the world.”
Stay tuned for additional updates! Read more here.
The SDS and Label Authoring Registry has adopted a designation for the program in order to make showing the achievement of being registered more convenient. The SDS Registered Professional (SDSRP), will now be used to recognize registered individuals. If you are registered in the SDS and Label Authoring program, please familiarize yourself with the guidelines for use of the SDSRP designation and then discontinue use of the previously provided insignia. View the guidelines (PDF).
The SDS and Label Authoring Registry is approaching a milestone! The first Registered Professionals are about the hit the end of their initial registration cycle in 2017. Registered Professionals may now submit information documenting professional development, presentations given, volunteer service, employment, etc., to maintain the credential, or they may renew via examination. Are your credentials expiring in 2017? If so, you may wish to review the Renewal Scheme before you start the online renewal form (log in required).
Registered Professionals, take note! The SDSRP annual fees are out and Registry Programs will be suspending registration status for individuals who have not paid the annual fee by the end of the year. Contact Kim Bacon if you have questions or need any additional information.
AIHA Registry Programs now offers qualified SDS and Label Authoring Registry candidates the option to take the competency assessment online via a remote proctoring solution. Candidates may schedule their preferred assessment date and time through our remote proctoring partner, ProctorU. Learn more here...
Does your company have a number of individuals interested in becoming registered? Does your local section or chapter want to offer testing to local professionals? AIHA Registry Programs offers group testing at your location. Contact us to discuss your group testing needs.
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