First Quarter 2019 e Newsletter
Message from the President of the Board
This year marks the Board of Certified Safety Professionals' (BCSP) 50 th anniversary. Half a century ago, we were founded to identify the knowledge and skills necessary for competent, reliable safety professionalism and develop a means of ensuring these needs are met by qualified practitioners, protecting people, property, and the environment.

Today, BCSP offers ten different credentials that are designed by industry subject matter experts to satisfy the full range of safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) needs present throughout their operations. The GSP and TSP designations create a pathway from safety study to safety practice. Our certifications, all ANSI accredited, set the standard for businesses and organizations that value safety while simultaneously providing dedicated practitioners with marks of distinction.

We are advancing the profession and professionals in exciting, new ways. BCSP and the BCSP Foundation are educating young people on workplace safety, the latter in partnership with NIOSH. Youth who choose safety as their field of study have access to extensive financial resources through generous scholarships. BCSP is growing the value of certification through new offerings like digital badging, integrating credential holders’ profiles into our online directory and other media.

Our initiatives are bringing new attention to the safety profession and highlighting the achievements of those committed to excellence in safety practice.

BCSP has a rich tradition that spans 50 years, and we are looking forward to the future.
BCSP Board of Directors
Vice President
Mario A. Varela, CSP, ASP
V. Raymond Ferrara, CFP
Past President
C. Christopher Patton, CSP, SMS, ASP
Secretary, CEO
Treasa M. Turnbeaugh, PhD, MBA, CSP, ASP, CET, CAE, IOM
Joaquin M. Diaz, CSP, OHST, CHST
Jay R. Harf, CSP
Bruce K. Lyon, CSP
Daniel T. Lyons, CSP
Regina McMichael, CSP, CET
Michael H. Overholt, CSP, OHST, CET
Leslie R. Stockel, CSP, SMS
Josh Franklin Joins BCSP as Business Growth and Partnership Director
Joshua J. Franklin, CSP, SMS, CET joined BCSP staff in February and brings his commitment to safety to the position of Business Growth and Partnership Director.
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BCSP offers unique eNewsletters: The Partners eNewsletter, designed for sponsors, business persons using our certifications, collaborating agencies; The Collegiate eNewsletter for university faculty and students; and The Choose Safety eNewsletter predominately for high school counselors and advisors.

U.S. Air Force Safety Professional Discusses Value of CET, Certification
Zachary Northcutt, CSP, CET didn’t always know he wanted to be a safety professional. While serving 10 years active duty in the United States Air Force (USAF), being given the role of enforcing safety standards was more of a “voluntold” situation than an outright desire to begin a path that would eventually lead him to become a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Environmental, Safety and Health Trainer (CET).
BCSP Foundation

Recognizing the power of philanthropy to create change, BCSP made a commitment to advance the field and support professionals dedicated to building safer communities in which they live, serve, and work. Today, the BCSP Foundation acts as an extension of BCSP in developing programs with measurable impact in the area of SH&E. This is your opportunity to make an impact, so become a part of the community of donors and make a gift to the BCSP Foundation . Together, we are people saving people! 
#MySafeSummerJob Aims to Spread Awareness About Youth Workplace Safety
Every minute a young worker between the ages of 15-25 is injured on the job. Every day a young worker loses their life in a workplace incident.

As part of a social media campaign created by OSHA, BCSP has joined the #MySafeSummerJob movement in an effort to spread awareness to youth, educators, parents, supervisors, and employers about the importance of workplace safety.
Current Changes Index

Over the course of the year, a range of policy changes, procedure updates, and other modifications occur. We want to make everyone aware of these changes on a regular basis, as well as keep an archive of the announcements. 

Visit the  Current Changes Index  page on our website to find the most up-to-date policy and procedure information.
Earn Recertification Points with myBCSP

Take quizzes and earn recertification points with the myBCSP app! Available for  iPhone  and  Android .
Digital Badges and Credential Holder Directory Mark BCSP's 50th Anniversary
As part of BCSP's ongoing mission to advance the safety profession, and in celebration of BCSP's 50th anniversary, digital badges and a new credential holder directory have been created and are now available for use.
Promoting the Value of Certification

BCSP takes pride in exhibiting at conferences around the world in an effort to spread the importance of safety certification.

Click the button below to find a list of all the conferences BCSP is exhibiting at in 2019 as well as our booth numbers, dates, and locations of the conferences.
Safety Professional Who Achieved BCSP’s 50,000 th Active Credential Shares His Path to Safety
Cory Anderson passed the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) examination in January this year and in doing so received BCSP’s 50,000 th active credential.
CMS Tutorials

If you will be using the BCSP Certification Management System (CMS) for the first time, you may want to view our  CMS video tutorials .
Share Events With Us

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 .
BCSP Commemorates 50th Anniversary with New Videos
Please enjoy the videos BCSP filmed to not only commemorate our 50th year, but also propel us forward into the next 50!
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 certificant 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 reserve a display, fill out a  Banner Display Request . Displays are first come, first serve and must be returned.

Presentations on safety certification can also be done for recertification points, and BCSP has many resources that can be used for presentations, including pre-made PowerPoints, on our  Presentations and Outreach webpage .
BCSP Foundation Supports Over 30 Dedicated Safety Students
In 2018, the BCSP Foundation provided $217,000 to Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®) Qualified Academic Programs (QAP), funding programs' accreditation through Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) or Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI), as well as providing student scholarships.

A list of students who received the BCSP QAP scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year can be found by clicking the "Continue Reading" button.
Unauthorized Use of Our Credentials

BCSP pursues cases of individuals claiming to hold our credentials without permission. We pursue those cases in which there is clear evidence of the unauthorized use and the individual has a clear responsibility, control, or knowledge of the use. Evidence may be a business card, resume, letter, website, or other publication. If there is no clear evidence, BCSP cannot act on the case.

National Safety Stand-Down and Safe + Sound Week 2019
Taking place between May 6-10, 2019, National Safety Stand-Down is an event dedicated to preventing falls in construction.

Safe + Sound Week, taking place between August 12-18, 2019, is an event celebrating the successes of businesses that have implemented safety and health programs in the workplace.

Please join BCSP in participating in both.
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 an anonymous resume in our resume bank for free. 

Posting open positions for companies looking to hire individuals who hold our credentials is also free. This site is your direct route to qualified individuals!
A Special Thank You to BCSP Mentors
Each year BCSP releases a Mentor Honor Roll which lists those certificants that encouraged SH&E certification and who were nominated by peers pursuing BCSP certification. 

Click the "Continue Reading" button for the list of mentors!