The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) now accepts the certified occupational health nurse (COHN-S) credential for members and new member applicants who have a bachelor’s degree and five years of safety, health and environmental (SH&E) experience for professional membership. Professional membership is the highest membership category in ASSE. Other membership categories include member, international member, associate, student, honorary and emeritus.

In addition, ASSE professional members can be or have a Professional Engineer (P.E.) registration, Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Health Professional (CHP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA), Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Chartered Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CFIOSH), or Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (CMIOSH) credentials.

Along with these certifications, applicants must have five years of safety experience and a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university to become a member.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, Ill.-based ASSE has more than 31,000 members.