Leadership/Business Skills

Occupational Safety and Health is more than the right equipment and training.  Like every other part of a business, EHS requires the knowledge and use of leadership and business skills.  And while academic programs are excellent at teaching EHS professionals the technical side of safety, the trainees are not usually taught business skills until they have worked in the field for a few years.  Leadership requires personal and communication skills.  EHS professional, managers, and members of labor-management safety committees need these skills to be able to make the best decisions regarding the economic environment and the stakeholder community.  Performance management, Budgeting, report writing, incident investigation, risk assessment, risk management and risk communication are just some of the important areas they may be called upon to know, and to know it right away.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Problem-Solving - Level 2
We all take different approaches to problem-solving—with varying levels of success. Although there’s no single, best approach, using a problem-solving framework can improve your results.

You may have already been introduced to the five-step approach to overcoming problems in the first level, "Problem-Solving Fundamentals" or you may be starting at this level. In either case, in this 1.5 hour e-learning course you will learn in more detail how to implement the five-step approach.


Advanced Problem-Solving - Level 3
Whether you’re new to problem-solving or just want to improve your skills, this 2-hour e-learning course is packed with valuable information and proven strategies that will set you up for success. We’ll cover topics like divergent and convergent thinking, the benefits and risks of using heuristics in problem-solving, how to reframe problems to find creative solutions, and how to use design thinking to take a human-centered approach to solving complicated problems.


Better Writing for Better EHS
Good business writing is essential to an effective EHS program.
Whether you’re writing an email, report, internal training document, or pitch—the ability to communicate a message effectively through writing is an essential business skill.
In this course, you’ll learn how to define your writing goals, analyze your audience, and choose the best medium for your message. You’ll then explore techniques for structuring your writing—and editing and proofreading your work. Finally, take your writing style to the next level with tips to ensure that it’s clear, concise, and courteous.


Disaster Preparedness for Business
40% of businesses do not recover from a disaster. The purpose of this online e-learning course is to discuss what man-made and natural disasters are and how to deal with the consequences.
Contact hours/REHS contact hours: 2.0


Ethics for EHS Professionals Online 3.0
In this 2-hour online course, through interactive activities using case studies and scenarios, we will examine the fundamental causes of our actions and examine the Code of Ethics for both health and safety professionals with an emphasis on Industrial Hygiene.
Contact hours/REHS contact hours: 2.0

This course meets the Ethics Requirement of ABIH.


Ethics Podcast Follow-Up
After completing each podcast module, learners will take a brief Final Exam, complete a module completion form, and download the Certificate of Completion.


How Great Leaders Solve Problems


How to Avoid a Conflict of Interest
The purpose of this short e-learning course is to enable you to know how to identify potential conflicts and how to handle them when they arise.
Contact Hours: 0.5 hours


Performance Management
Performance management is people management. In this course, you’ll learn to give feedback effectively and continually. You’ll cover how to improve poor performance, challenge top performers, and meaningfully engage managers. You’ll also take away tips to continually improve performance and results for management, team, and company.


Problem-Solving Fundamentals - Level 1
In this 1 to 1.5 hour e-learning course, you’ll start with a five-step problem-solving process anyone can use. Then, you’ll learn some strategies and behaviors to make problem-solving easier. Finally, you’ll get tips for rising above challenges and barriers that will inevitably come your way.


Risk Communication
The purpose of this e-learning course is to assist those responsible for environmental, health, or safety issues to effectively communicate risk information to employees, community members, and the media. You will gain an understanding of how risk is perceived and learn the best approaches to communicating risk. You will understand which computer-based applications can be used successfully in risk communication. Case studies and real world examples (including COVID-19) are incorporated into the course.
Contact hours/REHS contact hours: 5.0


Successful Reporting for Project Managers
Tasks, assignments, budgets, contingencies—these are just a few of the balls project managers must keep in the air. And while they’re juggling everything, they also have to keep information organized and ready to share with the larger team. What’s their secret? It starts with reporting.
In this course, you’ll learn how to develop and implement project reporting. You’ll also discover how to create effective plans, control progress, and even foresee possible challenges. And by the end of the course, you’ll understand how savvy reporting can elevate the work you and your team do.