BOMI International to Release 2013 Edition of U.S. Environmental Health and Safety Issues Course

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BOMI International will begin offering the 2013 edition of the U.S. Environmental Health and Safety Issues course on January 1, 2013. This course will help property professionals meet the challenge of providing a safe and healthy work environment for building tenants and employees.

BOMI International will begin offering the 2013 edition of the U.S. Environmental Health and Safety Issues course on January 1, 2013. This course will help property professionals meet the challenge of providing a safe and healthy work environment for building tenants and employees. Participation in this course will allow students to learn how to:

  • internally manage and audit compliance of properties to codes and standards
  • assess the health of target properties prior to acquisition
  • reduce a property’s environmental footprint through sound planning, management, and leadership
  • take a proactive approach to emergency response and communication
  • manage IAQ/IEQ, hazardous substances, lead and asbestos mitigation, and other environmental issues
  • stay on top of developments regarding EPA, OSHA, CERCLA, SARA, ADA, and other government entities and regulations

The course takes the approach of building a comprehensive environmental health and safety (EHS) program from the bottom up. The focus is on enhancing EHS management skills to ensure effective implementation of the program. Students in the course will engage in a case study and interactive problem-solving activities designed to assist them in mastering key learning concepts. In the classroom, students will collaborate with their peers on how to develop and manage a proactive EHS program.

The management strategies emphasized, when applied, can minimize the risks and liability inherent in operating buildings and the equipment in them. “The combination of advanced competencies offered in this new edition ensures managers thoroughly understand all regulations impacting themselves, their organizations, and the buildings/facilities they manage so they can execute a proper environmental health and safety program and succeed in avoiding costly litigation for noncompliance,” said Jeffrey Horn, president and CEO of BOMI International.

Environmental Health and Safety Issues is a required course in BOMI International’s Real Property Administrator (RPA®), Facilities Management Administrator (FMA®), and Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA®) designation programs. The course may also be used to earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for those in the industry. For course schedule and registration information, visit http://www.bomi.org.

About BOMI International
Founded in 1970 and located in Annapolis, Maryland, BOMI International is the premier international provider of educational products and services to the property and facility management industries. As the Independent Institute for Property and Facility Management Education, BOMI International is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institute dedicated to improving the skills of professionals with property, facility, and systems responsibilities. BOMI International is known for industry-standard designations—the Real Property Administrator (RPA®), the Facilities Management Administrator (FMA®), the Systems Maintenance Administrator (SMA®), and the Systems Maintenance Technician (SMT®). More than 26,000 building professionals hold one or more BOMI International designations, and over 84,000 students have turned to BOMI International for premier education and training. For more information, or to register with BOMI International, e-mail service(at)bomi(dot)org, visit http://www.bomi.org, or call 1.800.235.BOMI (2664).

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