Issue 13, May 2019
Toward Great Accomplishments
Cheri Marcham, PhD, CSP, CIH, CHMM, FAIHA; Assistant Professor and Program Chair, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University; College of Aeronautics
Congratulations to those students finishing another academic year and the highest accolades for those who will now be making the transition from student to professional upon graduation.

Completing an exam, finishing a course, or attaining a degree are not conclusions of your work—They are the first application of a new set of skills you have developed. This is why we celebrate accomplishment.

When you enter professional safety practice, you will apply the knowledge you have gained at university, and part of that will be continuing to use the learning skills you developed while there. Keep seeking new information from research, experienced safety professionals, and those you protect as you carry out your new responsibilities.

Recognition of, and respect for, the safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) profession is connected with the recognition of, and respect for, its professionals. As you begin your safety practice, staying involved is how you advance the profession and your career. I highly recommend joining a professional association and, when ready, highlighting your skills with a certification.

The safety profession has grown so much since the OSH Act first set safety standards in 1970. Since our founding a year prior, now a momentous 50 years ago, BCSP has been at the forefront of defining the knowledge and skills required to meet these standards and more. We believe your achievements in this regard are everyone’s gain.

I hope you find the information in this enewsletter useful, and you make a habit of accomplishing great things in safety.
BCSP Academic Database

BCSP maintains the  Academic Database  for those seeking the knowledge required to become an SH&E professional, looking to earn recertification points, or looking to stay knowledgeable of the latest developments in safety practice.
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Have an upcoming job fair, conference, or chapter meeting that you would like to share with readers? Would you like to invite a BCSP representative to attend an event? We would like to hear about it! 

Submit information on upcoming events using our new  Event Request Form .
GSP Recipient on the Value of Getting Involved
Erin McAlister, GSP is a recent graduate from Southeastern Louisiana University’s Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (OSHE) program. She previously served as an EHS Compliance Manager but has recently accepted a position in Industrial Hygiene and is an active member in her local chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).

McAlister followed a circuitous route to becoming a safety professional. She was a photographer for most of her life until she was sent down a different path following the closure of the company with which she worked. “I was left having to make a change,” said McAlister. “I decided to finish my degree and look for something I thought was interesting.”
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BCSP keeps an archive of all of its eNewsletters and Annual Reports. You can view these other publications in the eNewsletter section of the Annual Report and eNewsletter Archive.
Qualified Academic Program Graduates Earn GSP Designation Upon Graduation
The Environmental Safety and Occupational Health (ESOH) department at the University of Findlay recognized students (pictured) who will earn BCSP's Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®) designation upon graduation this spring.

"The GSP indicates and recognizes the student's first step in the safety profession. It also recognizes that they have made a decision to be a lifelong learner, and will continuously assist in the improvement and advancement of the safety profession," commented Assistant Professor of ESOH at the University of Findlay Donald Elswick, CIH, CSP, CET, CHMM. "These GSPs are servant leaders."
BCSP's Toolkit for Advancing the Safety Profession

Banner displays are a great way to promote BCSP certifications and earn Recertification credit. A display is available to any certificate holder for use at chapter meetings, regional or local conferences, career fairs, and other safety-related seminars, meetings, and presentations. BCSP ships to and from any U.S. venue and provides literature at no cost.

If you would like to borrow a display, fill out a  Display and Literature Request Form . Your request will be received by Nick Peaper, BCSP's Marketing and Outreach Assistant. Banner displays are available on a first come, first served basis.

Presentations on safety certification can also be done for recertification credit, and BCSP has many resources that can be used for presentations, including pre-made PowerPoints, on our  Presentations and Outreach page .
BCSP is Committed to Protecting Young Workers
Every minute a young worker between the ages of 15 and 25 is injured on the job. Every day a young worker loses their life in a workplace incident.

Throughout April and May, BCSP participated in OSHA's #MySafeSummerJob campaign.

Designed to raise awareness for the safety of youth in the workplace, the #MySafeSummerJob campaign is focused around spreading information, sharing stories, and providing helpful information to help keep our most at-risk segment of the workforce safe, especially during the summer months when an influx of young people join the workforce.
Promoting the Value of Your School

If your academic program is a Qualified Academic Program, BCSP would like to work with you in making sure individuals seeking quality SH&E education know your school produces future leaders.

Resources and Information for SH&E Students
BCSP offers several tools and resources to those thinking about pursuing a career in safety, as well as those who have already chosen safety as a career path.
BCSP Career Center

The  BCSP Career Center connects job seekers with prospective employers in the safety, health and environmental industry. Results are just a click away!

The Career Center allows job seekers who hold any of our credentials to post a resume in our resume bank for free.

For companies looking to hire individuals who hold our credentials, this is your direct route to qualified individuals.