Chapter News

CWU Launches Master of Science in Safety and Health Management (MS-SHM)

Central Washington University (CWU) is very excited to share that we have added a graduate degree to our program. If you are interested in furthering your education please consider our new, fully online Master of Science in Safety and Health Management (MS-SHM) degree at Central Washington University. Also, please kindly help us spread the word about the degree within your network.

Some important details about the MS-SHM degree:

  • For career-driven EHS professionals with 4+ years of full-time work experience in EHS or a closely related field
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Designed for working professionals – students take 1-2 online courses per quarter for 7 quarters in a cohort system
  • Involves an applied project experience rather than a master’s thesis
  • Can be completed in two years and one summer
  • No GRE or GMAT required
  • Priority applications accepted until April 1, 2019 for coursework beginning in Fall 2019.
  • Coursework incudes advanced safety management, EHS analytics, risk management, sustainability and stewardship, crisis management, and advanced industrial hygiene


For more information, please visit our website and review our handbook. If you have questions not answered by the website or handbook, please call (509-963-1740) or email our graduate coordinator who developed this excellent degree, Morgan Bliss (

Morgan Bliss, MS CIH CSP

Assistant Professor, Safety and Health Management

Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction


Sathy Rajendran PhD, CSP, ARM, LEED-AP

Chair, Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction Department, Associate Professor

Director of Safety and Health Management Program, Central Washington University

Ph: 509 963 1152



ASSP’s Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialty Publishes Silica Resource Guide

ASSP’s Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialty has developed a resource guide for contractors that pulls together frequently asked questions about complying with OSHA’s silica standard. The guide addresses issues such as air sampling, the use and sources of objective data, medical surveillance, respirator use and exposure control plans. It also contains links to a wide range of resources that provide detailed information, including OSHA documents, voluntary national consensus standards and tools created by key stakeholder organizations.

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President’s Message

What an exciting time to be a member of the Puget Sound Chapter of the ASSP!

Here are just a few accomplishments over the last year:

  • In 2017-2018, our chapter grew 12%, to a total membership of over 630 safety professionals.
  • In Seattle last fall, we hosted the Region 1 Operating Conference (ROC) welcoming chapters from the west coast, Alaska and Hawaii.
  • We had the largest participation to date at our Professional Development Conference (PDC).
  • Governor Jay Inslee signed our Chapter’s proclamation for Occupational Safety and Health Week and Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Day.


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