What is the difference between CIEHS and OSHA?

CIEHS “Chartered Institute of Environmental Health and Safety”

CIEHS is a Chartered body for environmental health and safety professionals based in the State of Nevada, United States of America.

CIEHS independent examination board delivering vocational qualifications in environmental health and safety practice and management, its equivalent to the NEBOSH “National Examination Board in Occupational Health and Safety”

CIEHS does not deliver courses. It only develops syllabuses for its qualifications and sets methods of assessment, such as examinations and practical coursework. Courses are delivered by CIEHS Accredited Training Providers like our Institute QHSE International.

CIEHS is an International recognized qualification in Environment Health and Safety. The course is intended to provide Workers, Managers, Supervisors and Employees who require a broader knowledge of risk management and understanding of environmental health and safety practice and risk management

For some, it is the first step towards a life-long career in environmental health and safety practice and risk management.  For others, it forms part of an important set of qualifications that brings them accomplishment and advancement at any chosen field.

OSHA “Occupational Safety and Health Administration”

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency of the United States Department of Labor. Congress established the agency under the Occupational Safety and Health Act, which President Richard M. Nixon signed into law on December 29, 1970. OSHA’s mission is to “assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance”. The agency is also charged with enforcing a variety of whistleblower statutes and regulations. OSHA is currently headed by Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor Loren Sweatt. OSHA’s workplace safety inspections have been shown to reduce injury rates and injury costs without adverse effects to employment, sales, credit ratings, or firm survival.


OSHA has a number of training, compliance assistance, and health and safety recognition programs throughout its history. The OSHA Training Institute, which trains government and private sector health and safety personnel, began in 1972. In 1978, the agency began a grant making program, now called the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, to train workers and employers in reducing workplace hazards. OSHA started the Voluntary Protection Programs in 1982, which allow employers to apply as “model workplaces” to achieve special designation if they meet certain requirements.

OSHA training programs are intended for workers within the agency’s geographic jurisdiction. These locations include the 50 U.S. States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Wake Island, Outer Continental Shelf Lands defined in the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, and Johnston Island.

Although trainers may provide safety and health training to workers outside the OSHA’s geographic jurisdiction, it must be done outside of the Outreach Training Program and without OSHA’s involvement. Under such a plan, trainers may design and issue their own certificates, cards, badges, stickers, etc. as long as they do not indicate that the program is supported by OSHA or is a part of the OSHA Outreach Training Program.

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Approved Curriculum for HSE Level 1, 2 and 3.

There are 3 levels to run to be qualified as a Health Safety and Environment Professional under the Chartered Institute of Environment Health and Safety Examination Board Standard namely:

HSE Level 1

Award in Health and Safety at work

This qualification is designed to provide candidates with understanding the skills, principles and practices of workplace safety. This level provides a starting point from which more detailed training in level 2 can follow. This level is suitable for beginners and anyone in the workplace environment.

  • Health safety and environment appreciation
  • Accidents
  • Unsafe act and unsafe conditions
  • Accident prevention measures
  • HSE policies, rules, and regulations
  • HSE rules and procedures
  • Defensive driving and journey management system
  • Journey management/journey managers
  • The journey plans for marine transport
  • Journey management violations
  • Definition and concept of defensive driving
  • How to defend on conditions for perfect trip
  • Job/Industrial Safety Analysis(JSA)
  • Basic/Industrial First Aid.
  • Communication in HSE
  • The American Health and Safety Laws, legislation & policies
  • Contingency /Emergency Response Procedures.
  • Personal Water survival rescue.


HSE Level 2

Risk Assessment Practical Application

This qualification is designed to help improve the workplace culture by enabling learners to understand the basic principles of risk assessment. Course is suitable for anyone in a work environment as it raises learners’ awareness of the concept of risk assessment.


  • Key elements of a Health and Safety Management system.
  • (PPE)Personal protective equipment
  • Procurement and assurance of personal protective equipment
  • Assurance of personal protective equipment
  • Types of PPE
  • Introduction to security
  • Security survey and risk assessment
  • Security plan
  • Permit to work
  • PTW certificate
  • Complimentary certificate
  • Fire prevention, protection and evacuation procedure
  • Classes of fire
  • Starvation
  • Identification of fire extinguishers, size, and color codes
  • Risk Assessment concept and case Studies.
  • Workplace Security for Employees
  • HSE Case
  • Emergency response/Rescue system
  • Working at height system
  • Manual Handling
  • Electrical HSE


HSE Level 3

     Advanced HSE: Award in Environmental Awareness

This qualification is created to provide an awareness of key environmental concepts and an introduction to environmental management systems. Course is suitable to everyone whose activities could have a significant impact on the environment, or those introduced to environmental issues for the first time.

  • What is HSE-MS
  • HSE methodology
  • Sub HSE management system and contractor HSE management system
  • Hazards and effects management process
  • Structured review techniques
  • HSE risk management
  • Ergonomics for the General Health and Safety practitioner
  • Environment Management Plan (EMP)
  • Pollution/Pollutants
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Features of a Health and Safety Policy
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  • HSE Statistics/Data Management
  • Community Affairs
  • Security Challenges, Conflict Management/Conflict Resolution
  • One day practical training on:
  • Firefighting
  • PPE
  • First Aid
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).





Chartered Professional Certifications:

Approved Curriculum for the following Certifications:


  • Chartered Environment Health Professional (CEHP)

Course Contents


  • Chartered Health and Safety Professional (CHSP)

Course Contents


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