Issue 9, February 2021
Building Safety Connections
Christy Uden, CAE, IOM, Interim BCSP Chief Executive Officer
As a BCSP Partner, you have committed to ensuring workplace safety. It’s a commitment that requires investing in and empowering capable and knowledgeable safety professionals throughout your organization. 
At BCSP, our goal is to support your commitment. Our certifications give safety practitioners a way to demonstrate their experience and knowledge and give organizations the opportunity to integrate certification into their safety programs. Our professional advancement opportunities ensure that you and your team maintain excellence in safety. 
In this newsletter, you will have a chance to learn about new career opportunities that we have developed in partnership with the BCSP Foundation. From webinars to virtual career fairs, we are committed to supporting safety professionals throughout their career journey. 
I’m also excited for you to learn more about the Certified Safety Practitioners Fund which launched with support from EMCOR Group. This program serves as another way for companies to facilitate certification goals and provide new pathways for professional advancement. 
If your organization is interested in integrating BCSP certification into your safety program further, please contact us! We are excited about opportunities to support our partners in developing the next generation of safety leaders. 
Thank you for being a part of our community—the stronger our connections, the more we can build a safer world!
BCSP Endorsing Organizations
BCSP's endorsing organizations help ensure that the governance of BCSP includes broad representation from across the safety profession by recommending Board members. These organizations do not provide funding or support to BCSP or its operations. They do provide their members with a variety of services important to safety professionals.

Banner displays are a great way to promote BCSP credentials and earn recertification credit. A display is available to any certificant for use at chapter meetings, regional or local conferences, etc. 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.
Amentum/UCOR Attributes Safety Excellence to BCSP Sponsorship Program
The BCSP Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) and Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC) Sponsorship Program was created as a way for companies to promote and maintain professional certification throughout all levels of their organization—as BCSP believes every organizational member has safety responsibility.

Since its inception, the Sponsorship Program has been a resounding success. There are currently 200 companies sponsoring nearly 6,800 employees in their pursuit and maintenance of the STS and/or STSC certifications!

In 2020, the top performer of the Sponsorship Program was Amentum, with 287 applications submitted and 97 new STS and STSC certificants! We spoke with Michelle Keever, CSP, SMS, STSC, CIT a Senior Safety and Health Program Specialist at UCOR, an Amentum-led partnership with Jacobs, about the importance of professional safety certification and UCOR’s dedication to safety.

Formed in 2011, UCOR is the Department of Energy (DOE) Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management's leading cleanup partner, specializing in the safe decommissioning and demolition of former nuclear facilities. UCOR is cleaning up the DOE Oak Ridge Reservation in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where a workforce of more than 1,900 has earned a reputation for safe performance, innovative problem solving, and an unwavering focus on excellence. 
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Build a Strong Safety Culture with BCSP Certifications
Safety is not just the absence of incidents, it is work performed in a way that reduces hazard and risk across the organization. Organizations that invest in safety benefit from safety.

Safety is engaging, safety is efficient, safety is effective. Visit our Workplace Safety and Certification webpage to learn more about making safety a value in your organization.

Information on the webpage includes Group Account Management (sponsoring employees in their pursuit of BCSP certification), using safety certifications in the workplace, workforce development funds, and more!

Still not sure? Read testimonials from organizations and sponsors involved in the BCSP Group Account Management.

Ken Ball, CHST of Gaylor Electric, Inc. said "The sponsor program is a great tool that provides our front line leaders with continued safety education. By committing to lifelong learning, we cultivate safer job sites for everyone involved; this includes our employees, the employees of our project partners, and others who may be impacted by our projects. Over the years, we've seen remarkable success with eliminating job site hazards and reducing injury."
BCSP takes pride in exhibiting at conferences around the world in an effort to spread the importance of safety certification.

Click below to find a list of conferences BCSP is exhibiting in 2021, as well as booth numbers, dates, and conference locations.
Invest in Your Workforce: Become a Corporate Donor
Do you have team members invested in careers in safety? Are you looking for professional development opportunities that support the goals of your safety program? Would you like a direct path to supporting your team and meeting your goals while elevating your corporate brand?

The BCSP Foundation is dedicated to providing pathways toward professional development that serve the individual practitioner and advance the mission of our partners in the achievement of their larger safety goals. Becoming a donor to the Certified Safety Practitioners Fund (CSPF) will allow you to:

  1. Support your team members in their advancement as certified practitioners.
  2. Advance your corporate goals.
  3. Take advantage of a tax deduction.

Join a community of corporate donors to the CSPF Scholarships and shift the administrative burden of professional development programs to the Foundation. Get your people certified, a tax deduction for your company, and enjoy the benefits of brand association with BCSP Foundation donors.

For more information, connect with the Foundation at [email protected] and get started today.
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eNewsletter your eNewsletter. 

Contact Colan Holmes, BCSP Senior Manager, Communications, with any SH&E industry or professional practice story ideas.
Newsletters and Annual Reports Archive
BCSP keeps an archive of all of its eNewsletters and Annual Reports. You can view these and other publications in the eNewsletter section of the Annual Report and eNewsletter Archive.
BCSP Foundation to Host 2021 Virtual SH&E Career Fair
With the 2020 Virtual Career Fair being such a success, the BCSP Foundation will be hosting another virtual event on April 28, 2021!

The BCSP Foundation, in recognition of World Safety and Health Day, will dedicate time to creating opportunities for companies and candidates to connect in a unique environment at the 2021 Virtual Career Fair. Access to continuing education, combined with networking and direct engagement between companies and candidates, makes the Virtual Career Fair a great way to celebrate safety professionals on this global day of recognition!

Last year's Career Fair saw 680 registered attendees, nearly 5,000 booth visits, and
over 300 submitted applications to 26 employers! Going big, again, we have renewed our commitment to candidates by continuing to make registration FREE and keeping costs for our companies low, all while maximizing benefits for all! We have new opportunities to mix n’ mingle, upload your cover letter, and engage with your peers.

This is your moment! Let’s celebrate World Safety and Health Day by making meaningful connections on April 28. More information, including the registration link, can be
accessed on the BCSP Foundation's website. If you have questions, contact Colin Brown, BCSP's Professional and Organizational Advancement Manager, at [email protected].

In the meantime, be sure to visit BCSP's Career Center. Designed specifically for organizations seeking BCSP-certified candidates, the BCSP Career Center is free to use! Employers can target highly talented safety professionals with job posts customized to job
category, experience level, and more. Plus, you can track potential candidates and interviews
straight from the Career Center's intuitive applicant tracking system.

Visit JOBS.BCSP.ORG today to find your next superstar employee and join us for the 2021 Virtual Career Fair on April 28.
Presentations on safety certification can be done for recertification credit! BCSP has many resources available for certificants to use during presentations, including pre-made PowerPoints, role delineation studies and technical reports, and videos.

These resources can be found on our Presentations and Outreach webpage.
Changes to the GSP and TSP Application Process
In an effort to simplify the application and renewal processes for the Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®) and the Transitional Safety Practitioner (TSP), the BCSP Board has approved the removal of the prorated annual renewal fee that is assessed when GSPs and TSPs receive their designation.

This change took effect on January 1, 2021.

With this change, we hope to simplify the process of attaining the designation by eliminating the prorated renewal fee due upon issue of the GSP/TSP and instead implementing a $25 application fee. This will save recipients of the GSP/TSP up to $100!

Information about the application process is available on the website at BCSP.ORG.
The BCSP Career Center connects job seekers with prospective employers in the safety, health, and environmental industry. Results are a click away!

Posting open positions for companies looking to hire individuals who hold BCSP credentials is also free. This site is your direct route to qualified individuals!