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182A.03 DEFINITIONS.
    Subdivision 1. Scope. The definitions in this section apply to this chapter.
    Subd. 2. Accredited college or university. "Accredited college or university" means a
college or university that is accredited by one of the following regional accrediting agencies:
Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges, New England Association of Schools and
Colleges, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Northwest Association of Schools
and Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or Western Association of Colleges
and Schools. A college or university that is located outside the United States is accredited if it is
accredited by an agency within the jurisdiction of the college or university that has accreditation
standards that are at least equal to the standards of the regional accrediting agencies.
    Subd. 3. American Board of Industrial Hygiene or ABIH. "American Board of Industrial
Hygiene" or "ABIH" is the nonprofit corporation established to improve the practice and
educational standards of the profession of industrial hygiene by certifying individuals who meet
its education, experience, and examination requirements.
    Subd. 4. Associate safety professional or ASP. "Associate safety professional" or "ASP" is
an individual who has received the designation associate safety professional from the Board of
Certified Safety Professionals and whose recognition has not lapsed or been revoked.
    Subd. 5. Board of Certified Safety Professionals or BCSP. "Board of Certified Safety
Professionals" or "BCSP" is the nonprofit corporation established to improve the practice and
education standards of the profession of safety by certifying individuals who meet its education,
experience, examination, and maintenance requirements.
    Subd. 6. Certified industrial hygienist or CIH. "Certified industrial hygienist" or "CIH" is
an individual who has received the designation certified industrial hygienist from the American
Board of Industrial Hygiene and whose certification has not lapsed or been revoked.
    Subd. 7. Certified safety professional or CSP. "Certified safety professional" or "CSP" is
an individual who has received the designation certified safety professional from the Board of
Certified Safety Professionals and whose certification has not lapsed or been revoked.
    Subd. 8. Construction health and safety technologist or CHST. "Construction health and
safety technologist" or "CHST" is an individual who has been designated a construction health and
safety technologist through joint certification by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and
the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and whose certification has not lapsed or been revoked.
    Subd. 9. Industrial hygiene. "Industrial hygiene" means the science and art devoted to
control of those environmental factors and stresses arising in or from the workplace that may
cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort and inefficiency among
workers and the general community.
    Subd. 10. Industrial hygienist in training or IHIT. "Industrial hygienist in training" or
"IHIT" means an individual who has been designated industrial hygienist in training by the
American Board of Industrial Hygiene whose designation has not lapsed or been revoked.
    Subd. 11. Occupational health and safety technologist or OHST. "Occupational health and
safety technologist" or "OHST" means an individual who has been designated an occupational
health and safety technologist through joint certification by the American Board of Industrial
Hygiene and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and whose certification has not lapsed or
been revoked.
    Subd. 12. Safety profession. "Safety profession" means the science and art of hazard
controls.
History: 1998 c 288 s 3