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Information about CSP2005

Published on January 9, 2008

Author: Hillary

Source: authorstream.com

Certified Safety Professional® :  Certified Safety Professional® Advancing the Safety, Health and Environmental Professional since 1969 Board of Certified Safety Professionals www.bcsp.org ® The Safety Professional:  The Safety Professional Masters a body of knowledge Masters skills Is experienced Acts from principles and practices Is responsible Serves as advisor Body of Knowledge:  Body of Knowledge Human Behavior Education Law & Government Information Technology Ergonomics Health Business THE SAFETY PROFESSION - Safety - Industrial Hygiene - Fire Protection - Environment - Program Management - Other Engineering About BCSP:  About BCSP Established 1969 Not-for-profit Not a membership organization 13 directors 6 membership organizations AIHA ASSE IIE NSC SFPE SSS Technologist/Technician Certifications:  Technologist/Technician Certifications Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists (CCHEST) Occupational Health and Safety Technologist® (OHST) Construction Health and Safety Technician® (CHST) Experience credit toward CSP Flexible qualifications Students in accredited safety programs can sit for examination after 2nd year Degrees and certificates can get credit Recognized national accreditation Single examination CSPs:  CSPs CSPs issued since 18,000+ 1969 Current CSPs 10,600+ Current candidates in process ASPs 900+ Applicants 2,200+ CSP Education:  CSP Education CSP Education Trends:  CSP Education Trends CSP Gender:  CSP Gender What CSPs Do:  What CSPs Do Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) Functions of CSPs:  Safety, Health, and Environmental (SHE) Functions of CSPs Where CSPs Work:  Where CSPs Work Dual Certifications:  Dual Certifications CPE Certified Professional Ergonomist CHMM Certified Hazardous Materials Manager ARM Associate in Risk Management CIH Certified Industrial Hygienist PE Professional Engineer CSP Professional Memberships (The average CSP holds 1 or 2 memberships):  CSP Professional Memberships (The average CSP holds 1 or 2 memberships) CSP Value:  CSP Value PERSONAL EMPLOYER EMPLOYMENT Enhances self image Exemplifies professional credibility Increases marketability Promotions, pay increases, bonuses or awards Hiring preference Compete for positions Compete for contracts CSP Pay:  CSP Pay Average = $84,245/yr (BCSP, 2004) (ISHN readership, 1999) Average differential = $16,000/yr Career differential = $320,000 (ASSE membership, 2003) Average differential = $17,000+/yr Career differential = $340,000+ (AIHA membership, 2004) Average differential = $23,000+/yr Career differential = $460,000+ CSP Salaries:  CSP Salaries CSP Salaries:  CSP Salaries 1997 – ISHN $62,000 Holding CSP $46,000 No cert held 2003 – ASSE $65,673 ASSE member $83,036 Holding CSP 2000 – BCSP $75,358 Holding CSP 2004 – BCSP $84,245 Holding CSP Job Ads CSP Required or Desired ASSE’s Professional Safety Magazine:  Job Ads CSP Required or Desired ASSE’s Professional Safety Magazine CSP Recognition:  CSP Recognition FEDERAL LEVEL OSHA EPA Military OPM (Office of Personnel Management) STATE LEVEL Regulations and standards Loss control services and WC laws Title protection LOCAL LEVEL Chicago and New York City Alliance with OSHA:  Alliance with OSHA BCSP and OSHA partner in 2003 and sign Alliance agreement Enhances education and professional expertise Promotes safety competence Encourage enhanced knowledge of workplace safety and health programs, processes, and regulations CCHEST joins Alliance in 2004 National Accreditation -National Commission for Certifying Agencies -Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards -ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 (Certification of Persons):  National Accreditation -National Commission for Certifying Agencies -Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards -ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 (Certification of Persons) Governance Elections, public involvement Financial disclosure Independence Examination validity and reliability Fairness Passing scores, non-discrimination, due process National Accreditation/Recognition:  National Accreditation/Recognition Over 200 titles in safety, health, environment, and ergonomics in the U.S. 16 titles are nationally accredited CSP accredited by NCCA, CESB, and ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 CSP recognized by NSSB CCHEST’s OHST and STS certifications accredited by CESB and NCCA (CHST by CESB) Revalidation of Examinations:  Revalidation of Examinations Role delineation workshop (November 1998) 16 volunteer CSPs charted responsibilities, knowledge and skills (from manufacturing, chemical processing, electronics, transportation, mining, education, utilities, labor, insurance, government, consulting, health care) Survey of 1,500 CSPs (March-May 1999) Rate on frequency, importance, criticality Results determine blueprint for examination Revised CSP examinations in place (December 2001) The CSP Process:  The CSP Process Apply Qualify Education Experience Pass examination Safety Fundamentals ---> ASP Comprehensive Practice ---> CSP Continuance of Certification Education Requirement:  Education Requirement Minimum Associate degree in safety and health Bachelor’s degree in any field Credit Accredited safety and health bachelor’s degree: full credit Other degrees: partial credit + additional experience Eligible for Safety Fundamentals when academic requirement met Graduate study counts toward experience Experience Requirement:  Experience Requirement 1 month experience = 1 point 4 years minimum + any needed to fill education requirement Criteria for professional experience Safety is primary duty Main function is prevention of harm Safety is at least 50% of full time position or equivalent Professional level (recommend hazard controls) Breadth of duty: safety tasks, hazard types, etc. Eligible for Safety Fundamentals examination when 48 points obtained; eligible for Comprehensive Practice examination @ 96 points Obtaining OHST or CHST counts as one year of experience (12 points) Safety Fundamentals Examination:  Safety Fundamentals Examination Comprehensive Practice Examination:  Comprehensive Practice Examination Continuance of Certification:  Continuance of Certification 25 points every 5 years 10 categories, including: -membership -practice -service -continuing education -writing -new degree -re-examination -etc. Computer Testing:  Computer Testing Offered every business day ~ 300 locations in North America Immediate results 200 multiple-choice items Examinations 5 and 5 1/2 hours each Test takers can return to marked items Passing score based on item difficulty Questions written by practitioners Content based on surveys of practitioners Summary:  Summary The safety profession is changing Certification is increasing in value National accreditation is the standard Meeting standards of peers provides benefits Demonstrated competence impacts a career High job satisfaction level

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