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Title: Certified%20Safety%20Professional


1
Certified Safety Professional
  • Advancing the Safety, Health and Environmental
    Professional
  • since 1969
  • Board of Certified Safety Professionals
  • www.bcsp.org

2
The Safety Professional
  • Masters a body of knowledge
  • Masters skills
  • Is experienced
  • Acts from principles and practices
  • Is responsible
  • Serves as advisor

3
Body of Knowledge
Business
Education
Information Technology
THE SAFETY PROFESSION
Law Government
Engineering
- Safety - Industrial Hygiene - Fire Protection -
Environment - Program Management - Other
Ergonomics
Health
Human Behavior
4
About BCSP
  • Established 1969
  • Not-for-profit
  • Not a membership organization
  • 13 directors
  • 6 membership organizations
  • AIHA
  • ASSE
  • IIE
  • NSC
  • SFPE
  • SSS

5
Technologist/Technician Certifications
  • Council on Certification of Health, Environmental
    and Safety Technologists (CCHEST)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Technologist
    (OHST)
  • Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST)
  • Experience credit toward CSP
  • Flexible qualifications
  • Students in accredited safety programs can sit
    for examination after 2nd year
  • Degrees and certificates can get credit
  • Recognized national accreditation
  • Single examination

6
CSPs
  • CSPs issued since 18,000
  • 1969
  • Current CSPs 10,600
  • Current candidates
  • in process
  • ASPs 900
  • Applicants 2,200

7
CSP Education
8
CSP Education Trends
9
CSP Gender
10
What CSPs Do
11
Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE)
Functions of CSPs
12
Where CSPs Work
13
Dual Certifications
CPE Certified Professional Ergonomist CHMM
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager ARM Associ
ate in Risk Management CIH Certified Industrial
Hygienist PE Professional Engineer
14
CSP Professional Memberships (The average CSP
holds 1 or 2 memberships)
15
CSP Value
  • PERSONAL
  • EMPLOYER
  • EMPLOYMENT
  • Enhances self image
  • Exemplifies professional credibility
  • Increases marketability
  • Promotions, pay increases, bonuses or awards
  • Hiring preference
  • Compete for positions
  • Compete for contracts

16
CSP Pay
  • Average 84,245/yr (BCSP, 2004)
  • (ISHN readership, 1999)
  • Average differential 16,000/yr
  • Career differential 320,000
  • (ASSE membership, 2003)
  • Average differential 17,000/yr
  • Career differential 340,000
  • (AIHA membership, 2004)
  • Average differential 23,000/yr
  • Career differential 460,000

17
CSP Salaries
18
CSP Salaries
  • 1997 ISHN 62,000 Holding CSP
  • 46,000 No cert
  • held
  • 2003 ASSE 65,673 ASSE member
  • 83,036 Holding
    CSP
  • 2000 BCSP 75,358 Holding CSP
  • 2004 BCSP 84,245 Holding CSP

19
Job Ads CSP Required or Desired ASSEs
Professional Safety Magazine
20
CSP Recognition
  • FEDERAL LEVEL
  • OSHA
  • EPA
  • Military
  • OPM (Office of Personnel Management)
  • STATE LEVEL
  • Regulations and standards
  • Loss control services and WC laws
  • Title protection
  • LOCAL LEVEL
  • Chicago and New York City

21
Alliance with OSHA
  • BCSP and OSHA partner in 2003 and sign Alliance
    agreement
  • Enhances education and professional expertise
  • Promotes safety competence
  • Encourage enhanced knowledge of workplace safety
    and health programs, processes, and regulations
  • CCHEST joins Alliance in 2004

22
National Accreditation -National Commission for
Certifying Agencies -Council of Engineering and
Scientific Specialty Boards -ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024
(Certification of Persons)
  • Governance
  • Elections, public involvement
  • Financial disclosure
  • Independence
  • Examination validity and
  • reliability
  • Fairness
  • Passing scores, non-discrimination, due process

23
National Accreditation/Recognition
  • Over 200 titles in safety, health, environment,
    and ergonomics in the U.S.
  • 16 titles are nationally accredited
  • CSP accredited by NCCA, CESB, and ANSI/ISO/IEC
    17024
  • CSP recognized by NSSB
  • CCHESTs OHST and STS certifications accredited
    by CESB and NCCA (CHST by CESB)

24
Revalidation of Examinations
  • Role delineation workshop (November 1998)
  • 16 volunteer CSPs charted responsibilities,
    knowledge and skills
  • (from manufacturing, chemical processing,
    electronics, transportation, mining, education,
    utilities, labor, insurance, government,
    consulting, health care)
  • Survey of 1,500 CSPs (March-May 1999)
  • Rate on frequency, importance, criticality
  • Results determine blueprint for examination
  • Revised CSP examinations in place (December 2001)

25
The CSP Process
  • Apply
  • Qualify
  • Education
  • Experience
  • Pass examination
  • Safety Fundamentals ---gt ASP
  • Comprehensive Practice ---gt CSP
  • Continuance of Certification

26
Education Requirement
  • Minimum
  • Associate degree in safety and health
  • Bachelors degree in any field
  • Credit
  • Accredited safety and health bachelors degree
    full credit
  • Other degrees partial credit additional
    experience
  • Eligible for Safety Fundamentals when academic
    requirement met
  • Graduate study counts toward experience

27
Experience Requirement
  • 1 month experience 1 point
  • 4 years minimum any needed to fill education
    requirement
  • Criteria for professional experience
  • Safety is primary duty
  • Main function is prevention of harm
  • Safety is at least 50 of full time position or
    equivalent
  • Professional level (recommend hazard controls)
  • Breadth of duty safety tasks, hazard types, etc.
  • Eligible for Safety Fundamentals examination when
    48 points obtained eligible for Comprehensive
    Practice examination _at_ 96 points
  • Obtaining OHST or CHST counts as one year of
    experience (12 points)

28
Safety Fundamentals Examination
29
Comprehensive Practice Examination
30
Continuance of Certification
  • 25 points every 5 years
  • 10 categories, including
  • -membership
  • -practice
  • -service
  • -continuing education
  • -writing
  • -new degree
  • -re-examination
  • -etc.

31
Computer Testing
  • Offered every business day
  • 300 locations in North America
  • Immediate results
  • 200 multiple-choice items
  • Examinations 5 and 5 1/2 hours each
  • Test takers can return to marked items
  • Passing score based on item difficulty
  • Questions written by practitioners
  • Content based on surveys of practitioners

32
Summary
  • The safety profession is changing
  • Certification is increasing in value
  • National accreditation is the standard
  • Meeting standards of peers provides benefits
  • Demonstrated competence impacts a career
  • High job satisfaction level
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