As part of the Product Stewardship Society's focus to provide resources, professional development, and networking opportunities that serve the needs of product stewards globally, we have partnered with the Board for Global EHS Credentialing (BGC), formerly the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), to develop a credentialing program to further promote the development and recognition of the product stewardship profession.
We are currently seeking volunteers to help develop this new credential
What Level of Commitment is Required
Volunteers will be asked to participate in one to four face-to-face meetings hosted by BGC over the course of the next year. Each meeting will last 3-4 days. During those meetings, you will be joining other product stewardship professionals in the development of a key aspects of a credential. These items include development of a job task analysis for product stewards and examination development, review, and validation.
The meetings will be held in Lansing, Michigan or a convenient city selected based on travel logistics. Travel expenses will be reimbursed by BGC. Volunteers will be required to participate in at least one of the face to face meetings.
What Background Should Volunteers Have
Volunteers should have at least 5 years of experience in a product stewardship profession that may include, but not limited to, product safety evaluation, regulatory compliance (chemical hazard communication, consumer products, pesticide, dangerous goods, transportation), safety data sheet authoring, and sustainability. The right volunteers will have experience in consumer goods, government, consulting, manufacturing, nongovernmental organizations, or legal professions and individuals are sought from a variety of organizational roles from practitioners to managers.
Why You Should Volunteer
Your involvement in this work will be foundational in the establishment of a product stewardship credential that will be the basis for product stewardship career development and recognition for years to come. You will also have the opportunity to meet and work closely work with other leading professionals and thought leaders in product stewardship.
How to Volunteer
If you are interested in volunteering for the credential development, click on the volunteer today link, and complete the online form. Be sure to select "Credential Development Team" at the bottom of the form.
If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.