First Quarter 2022
Message from the President of the Board
Leslie Stockel, CSP, SMS

As we close the first quarter of 2022, I am honored to be able to address all of you directly for the first time as BCSP Board President.

I have been a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) since 1993. In that time, I have seen how much the safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) industry, and BCSP, has grown. I have seen advances in just about every aspect of safety, from PPE to ergonomic advancements to Safety Culture development. We are much farther along than when we started. But we are far from finished!

As Board President, I am excited to join you all in continuing to push the industry into new spaces, new research, and new ideas. I also look forward to overseeing BCSP in 2022 as we install new programs, introduce new events, and, as always, strive to improve the lives of workers and those practicing safety.

One way in which we are pushing the boundaries of safety is through the Global Learning Summit (GLS). The GLS is a collaborative effort among BCSP and several industry-leading organizations, that serve as Sponsors, to bring safety education, professional development, and networking access to people across the world. I encourage you to attend the GLS. It’s truly a revolutionary event designed to expand the horizons of SH&E professionals at any stage of their careers at an affordable price. 

Safety is best when it’s collaborative. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and BCSP have renewed their partnership to improve occupational safety and health at workplaces throughout the U.S. BCSP and the BCSP Foundation have also joined INSHPO, among others, to invest in a collaborative research investment—accepting requests for proposals on examining the value of using safety professionals. Together, we can use our resources and expertise to improve the lives of safety professionals and workers.  

I’m reminded of a quote from Winston Churchill that says, “Danger gathers upon our path. We cannot afford—we have no right—to look back. We must look forward.” As SH&E leaders, we must learn from our past mistakes but continue to look forward as we seek to improve workplace safety and health. 

I wish you a safe, happy, and healthy 2022. 

BCSP Board of Directors


Leslie Stockel, CSP, SMS

Vice President

Bruce K. Lyon, CSP, SMS, P.E., ARM, CHMM


V. Raymond Ferrara, CFP

Past President

Joaquin M. Diaz, MM, CSP, OHST, CHST, CIH


Teresa A. Cole, CSP

Ashok Garlapati, CSP

Jay R. Harf, CSP

Mary Hjorth, SPHR

Bruce D. Hollcroft, CSP

Patricia A. Kagerer, CSP

Regina McMichael, CSP, CIT

Daniel G. Hopwood, CSP, SMS

Donald A. Robinson PhD, CSP, P.E., ARM-E

BCSP Releases Visionary Global Learning Summit Agenda

BCSP has released the full agenda for the Global Learning Summit (GLS), to take place May 10-12, 2022.

The GLS Learning Agenda is now available at BCSPGLS.COM

The summit includes over 150 sessions, presented by speakers from 11 countries, as well as networking tools to connect registrants, now from over 43 different nations.

The BCSP GLS provides these benefits so that anyone with safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) responsibilities can access the resources they need to advance their careers and protect the world.

Register today for only $25 (USD) and take part in a transformative 150+ hours of professional development sessions.

Learning Agenda
Study From the Source!
BCSP offers exam training through BCSP examCORE. Trainings include CSP, ASP + CSP Connect, SMS, ASP, OHST, CHST, STS, STSC, and CIT. For more information, visit examCORE.ORG.

*To ensure impartiality, BCSP utilizes subject-matter experts for the development of the examCORE program and products who are independent from the certification examination development process.
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Share Your Safety Stories with Us
We want to tell your safety story.

Whether it's a personal story of how you became involved with the safety profession, or a proud company safety moment, we want to hear from you!

If you have an interesting safety story to share, please contact and a member of our team will reach out to you.

Your story could be featured on the BCSP social media channels, a promotional video, or many other avenues.
Find Your Next Superstar at Our Virtual Career Fair
The BCSP Foundation is honoring World Safety and Health Day on April 28 with our third annual Virtual Career Fair.

If you have career opportunities or internships in the safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) field, we invite you to host a booth at the Virtual
Career Fair.

With a booth at the Virtual Career Fair, you will have access to a talented pool of qualified individuals and be able to:
  • post open jobs and internships.
  • view attendees' resumes and schedule live interviews.
  • access audio, video, and text-based chat for instant candidate screening.
  • customize your booth to share your organization's logo, brand, and messaging.

Last year's event saw 5,139 booth visits and 244 applications submitted with job seekers attending from across the globe. Don't miss out
on this unique opportunity to connect and network with a diverse pool of job candidates.
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Looking for a New Career in SH&E?

Open to all safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) professionals and students, you'll benefit from the unique opportunity to interact and connect with top employers in the SH&E field at the Virtual Career Fair.

Registration is free, and recertification points will be available for attendees who hold BCSP credentials.

Not currently seeking a new career opportunity? That's ok. You can still join us for a series of professional development webinars and presentations from leaders in EHS, at no cost.

Job Seekers Register Here
Terry Schulte, SMS on His Safety Career and Importance of BCSP Certifications

Meet Terry Schulte, an 18-year safety professional, a Safety Management Specialist, and the HSE Director at NuStar Energy L.P., a leading pipeline and tunneling company in the United States. Discover why Terry pursued the Safety Management Specialist (SMS) certification, and hear his thoughts about the credibility and notoriety of BCSP certifications.

More information on the Safety Management Specialist certification and how you can become certified today can be found by clicking the button below.

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Looking For a New Career or Your Next Superstar Employee?
The BCSP Career Center connects job seekers with prospective employers in the safety, health, and environmental industry at no cost!

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!
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Expansion to BCSP's STS/STSC Sponsorship Program
Since 1999, BCSP has offered Group Management, and a Sponsorship Program, for the Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) and the Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC) certifications.

Group Management provides an organization with the ability to sponsor members’ credentials, allowing Group Account Managers (GAMs) to monitor sponsored individuals so that applications, examinations, renewals, and other activities related to attaining and maintaining BCSP credentials can be completed with a few simple actions.

The Sponsorship Program is our recognition of those organizations that are a part of Group Management. It is our way of commending your commitment to ensuring a safer workforce, with different levels being reached based on the number of sponsored members each organization has in Group Management.

We are happy to announce that Group Management is now available for all 10 BCSP credentials. If your organization is interested in fostering a safety culture easily managed through BCSP credentials, please visit our Workplace Safety and Certification webpage for more information.
Group Management
Collaborative Research Investment: Examining the Value of Using Safety Professionals

The International Network of Safety and Health Professional Organizations (INSHPO), in collaboration with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), the BCSP Foundation, the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP), and the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), has announced a collective research investment directed at measuring the impact and value of using safety professionals in the workplace.

“This study represents the culmination of organizations with a common purpose joining to advance safety as a profession and as a necessity in the workplace,” said BCSP CEO Christy Uden, CAE, IOM. “The safety industry is strongest when it’s collaborative, and we will combine the resources of these knowledgeable organizations to improve the impact of safety in the field.”

Requests for proposals for the topic 'Examine the value of using safety professionals, reviewing companies with and without safety professionals,' will open March 14, 2022, and close on April 15, 2022. The study includes an $85,000 investment from the participating organizations and the study will last 12 months.

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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.
Present on Behalf of BCSP!
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.
Recertification Worksheet Submission Now Open
If you are a BCSP certificant in the final year of your recertification cycle, you may now submit your recertification worksheet!

Recertification cycle dates run five years between July 1 and June 30. Your recertification points can be entered into your recertification worksheet as they are earned, and you can begin submitting recertification worksheets six months prior to the cycle end date.

Please note: Upon entering the required number of recertification points into your worksheet, your worksheet is automatically submitted by BCSP.

You can access your recertification tools by logging into your My Profile account and clicking the “Recertification” section. There you will find a worksheet that will save your points online and make it easier to log and submit to BCSP.

If you are in need of additional recertification points, BCSP offers recertPRO, an affordable way to earn BCSP recertification points from the convenience of your computer or mobile device.

If you have questions you can reference our Recertification webpage.
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New Research from SHIFT

SHIFT, the Foundation's new peer-reviewed journal, has published new research, and it's available now at no cost.

We are committed to removing barriers by providing a free subscription to SHIFT, allowing the content to be widely available to our community.

Additionally, a portion of research published in SHIFT will be used to create a Best Practices Guide, providing an essential resource for use in the field.

We want you to work smarter and live safer.

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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.
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.
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Save the Date for Safety 2022

As a proud member of the International Network of Safety and Health Professionals Organizations (INSHPO), BCSP would like to invite you to take part in Safety 2022: 14th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, of which INSHPO is serving as a Global Engagement Patron.

Convened by the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA), and to be held November 27-30, 2022, in Adelaide, Australia, the event aims to bring together the global injury prevention community to continue highlighting the important research, work, and advocacy in injury prevention and safety.

The theme of Safety 2022 is "Reconnecting, Reinvigorating, Reimagining Injury Prevention."

More information regarding the event can be found by clicking the button below.

Safety 2022 Website