Third Quarter 2021
Message from the President of the Board
Joaquin M. Diaz, CIH, CSP, OHST, CHST
Luck is a powerful phenomenon. It can be used to justify a fortuitous outcome that we may not have expected or wanted. But too often we define luck as chance and assign it as the defining force of positive outcomes in our lives. What is missing is the hard work, experience, dedication, and education that results in the positive "luck" we have in our lives.

Luck does not prevent injury and illness in workplaces. Minimizing exposures to injuries and illness is the byproduct of you, the safety professional, and your years of education and training, on-the-job experience, and unrelenting effort to protect your workforce. A near miss of falling debris or a fall prevented by a properly constructed railing may seem lucky, but it is the culmination of the efforts put forth by everyone in the workplace to remain safe. You and other professionals in injury prevention deserve recognition for your efforts.

To recognize you and your colleagues we present a low-cost professional development opportunity readily available to all. The BCSP Global Learning Summit will remove traditional conference barriers associated with cost and geography. It is a virtual professional development event available to everyone, anywhere. The Global Learning Summit is a complement to other professional conferences and seminars held by other organizations. It offers another perspective in safety to align with our mission of advancing the profession.

The BCSP Foundation also has exciting events coming soon. If you were not able to attend the Research & Innovation Summit in person, the Foundation is hosting a virtual experience that will provide a way for everyone to experience the best of the live event from the comfort of home. The Foundation is also unveiling the introductory issue of their academic journal, SHIFT: Global EHS Research to Practice. SHIFT aims to turn research into practice, providing a Best Practices Guide to be used in the field.

We host these events and provide these resources to advance the profession and provide the tools and information safety professionals need to create a safe and healthy workplace. I believe you will find that when equipped with the proper tools, and with a commitment to improvement, you’ll have all the luck in the world.
BCSP Board of Directors
Joaquin M. Diaz, CSP, OHST, CHST
Vice President
Leslie Stockel, CSP, SMS
V. Raymond Ferrara, CFP
Past President
Mario A. Varela, CSP, ASP
Teresa A. Cole, CSP
Ashok Garlapati, CSP
Jay R. Harf, CSP
Bruce D. Hollcroft, CSP
Patricia A. Kagerer, CSP
Bruce K. Lyon, CSP, SMS
Regina McMichael, CSP, CIT
Donald A. Robinson, CSP
BCSP's Global Learning Summit: Advancing Worker Safety and Enhancing Careers
BCSP's Global Learning Summit (GLS) is a high-quality, low-cost, virtual professional development event created for all with safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) responsibilities.

We are removing traditional barriers associated with high cost and geographic location—delivering a venue for anyone with SH&E responsibilities to enhance their career and reduce organizational risk.

Visit BCSPGLS.COM for more information.

Global Learning Summit Details

  • Date: May 10-12, 2022
  • Cost: $25 per person
  • Location: Virtually, on your device or computer
  • Content: 100+ hours from the world's top SH&E leaders
  • Who: Everyone is encouraged to join

*BCSP certificants that attend will be eligible for recertification points*
BCSP Announces Awards of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) is honored to recognize the 2021 recipients of the BCSP Awards of Excellence (AoE), the organization's most prestigious awards, and the Lifetime Achievement Award, BCSP's highest honor.

The 2021 recipients are:
  • James “Skipper” Kendrick, CSP, CIT, FASSP: Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Sanjay Jaiswal, CSP, CIH, CIT, SMS: CSP Award of Excellence
  • Rasim Qureshi, P.Eng (Alberta), CSP, ASP, CFPS, CCPSC: ASP Award of Excellence
  • David R. Jones, SMS, CHST, STSC: CHST Award of Excellence
  • Clint Wolfley, CSP, CHST, STSC: STSC Award of Excellence

When asked what drove his dedication to safety, BCSP Lifetime Achievement Award recipient James Kendrick credited inspiration from his two primary visions: that, in order to achieve excellent safety performance, we must “make it personal” and “It is not about how safe you are, it’s all about how safe you could be.”

The contributions these certificants have made to the safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) profession have been both substantial and consequential, and we are honored to have them as BCSP certificants.

Please join us in honoring these outstanding leaders during the AoE ceremony to be held virtually on Oct. 28, 2021, at 5 p.m. (Eastern Time). It will be broadcast live on Youtube Premiere. You may sign up to receive a link to the ceremony by clicking here.
Experience the BCSP Foundation's Research & Innovation Summit Virtually
Did you miss out on the BCSP Foundation's Research & Innovation Summit? We have you covered!

We invite you to experience
the best of the live event from
the comfort of your own home.

The R&I Virtual Summit is an
opportunity to learn from the
safety, health, and
environmental (SH&E)
professionals that are moving
the practice forward.

Take advantage of this opportunity, and join us as we celebrate the work that moves safety forward.

R&I Virtual Summit Details

  • Tickets: Sales begin October 11
  • Duration: 6 months' access to Summit begins Nov. 1
  • Content: Over 15 hours of virtual instruction
  • Continuing Education: 1.5 CEUs can be earned
SHIFT EHS Journal Launches
The first issue of SHIFT: Global EHS Research to Practice, the BCSP Foundation's new academic journal, will be released on Oct. 11.

SHIFT emerged from BCSP's and the BCSP Foundation’s shared commitment to drive necessary and powerful change in the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) industry. SHIFT strives to provide opportunities for voices to be heard; research to be cultivated, dispersed, and developed into action; and for communities to come together for meaningful engagement and partnership.

We can’t do it without you!

As a subscriber to SHIFT, you will receive unlimited access to two transformative EHS publications each year that will guide the industry on turning research into best practices. Your support powers the initiative to disseminate research, develop Best Practice Guides, and advance research and innovation.

Subscriptions to SHIFT are free. Be sure to visit SHIFTR2P.COM on Oct. 11 and subscribe!
Submit Your Original Research to SHIFT!
Have research or analyses that you would like to submit for review and possible publication in SHIFT?

Visit SHIFTR2P.COM on Oct. 11 and go to the submission portal.

It is encouraged to first read and review the Author Guidelines with submission requirements for your research.

Have questions? Contact us!
BCSP Exams Director Elected to ISSS Leadership
The International System Safety Society (ISSS) is pleased to announce its newly elected officers and directors. Congratulations to Pam Alte on becoming the new ISSS President. ISSS thanks Chuck Muniak for his service as Past President and Russ Mitchell for his years of service as the ISSS President.

This year, the ISSS membership elected its new Executive Vice President and Directors of Member Services, Publicity and Media, and Government and Intersociety Services. Newly elected Society officers and directors take office at the beginning of the Society's fiscal year, July 1, 2021. We welcome the following to their new leadership roles within the Society. We thank all the candidates for their dedication and willingness to serve.

Executive Vice President – David West, Board of Certified Safety Professionals 

Dave West, CSP, ASP, PE, CHMM is the Examinations Director at the Board of Certified Safety Professionals® (BCSP®). Dave has over 30 years of system safety experience, including the assurance of safety for military, aviation, nuclear, petrochemical, and space flight programs. He holds BCSP's Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®) and Associate Safety Professional® (ASP®) certifications and is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, a Professional Engineer, and an ISSS Fellow.