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Volume XXIX, No. 2


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December 2003


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On September 26, 2003, BCSP signed an Alliance Agreement with OSHA. The agreement covers three areas: training and education, outreach and communication, and promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health. With regard to training and education, the joint focus of OSHA and BCSP involves encouraging safety and health professionals to enhance workplace safety and health through professionalism. Through outreach and communication, OSHA and BCSP will work together to promote professionalism and the awareness and value of certifications through materials and programs, presentations, exhibits, mentoring, and other means. OSHA and BCSP will work together on research regarding the effectiveness of professionalism, share case studies and lessons learned, and convene and (Continued on Page 2)

IMPORTANT POLICY CHANGES Application and Examination Fees Changing

BCSP operates the CSP certification program from funds received from the associated processes. BCSP does not receive funds from other organizations. As a good business practice and to ensure that BCSP retains a sound financial base, the Board regularly reviews its fees. At a recent meeting, the BCSP Board changed the Application Fee and Examination Fee for Safety Fundamentals and Comprehensive Practice examinations. The Application Fee had not been changed for five years and the Examination Fee remained unchanged for four years. The new fees reflect a $25 increase each. Effective January 1, 2004, the new fees are: · Application Fee · Examination Fee (Safety Fundamentals and Comprehensive Practice) (Continued on Page 2)

BCSP President, David Herbert (right) shakes hands with John L. Henshaw, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, after signing the BCSP/ OSHA Alliance Agreement.

David Herbert, CSP 2003 BCSP President

An exciting development...On September 26, 2003, BCSP signed an agreement with OSHA to form an alliance to promote safety professionalism. This provides a unique opportunity for us to pool our resources to help improve safety professionalism, and to define how, through increasing professionalism, we can help organizations achieve safety and health excellence. The safety and health community is blessed in that John Henshaw, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, is an enthusiastic and active supporter of professionalism and professional certification. (John himself is a CIH.) We are grateful to John and OSHA for the support and the opportunity. At a recent meeting, the BCSP Board of Directors passed a formal resolution thanking John and OSHA for their support. Through the alliance, BCSP and OSHA intend to use their collective expertise to: · Provide information and guidance on the value of safety and health (Continued on Page 2)

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safety means excellence in overall business performance. Another exciting possibility is the utilization of this alliance to help promote safety and health professionalism internationally. Here's an invitation. This initiative would be further enhanced by the participation of accredited health (and industrial hygiene) credentialing organizations. What's really exciting is that this all will help to build awareness of safety and health, to build awareness of the roles and impact of the safety and health professional, and to build awareness of the impact of excellence in safety and health in achieving organizational performance excellence. This will continue to build recognition and value for the CSP. And thereby enhances the value of the CSP credential. All good news. You can help. Think how you can support these activities, in your area, with your employer, and with the associations with which you participate. And please get involved in promoting and helping others achieve this professional certification. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or the BCSP staff at [email protected] (Alliance Agreeement, continued) participate in forums on safety and health practices and professionalism. With participation of the OSHA staff, BCSP has begun the process of defining specific activities to achieve these goals. David Herbert signed the agreement with John L. Henshaw, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health. Roger Brauer, Ph.D., CSP, P.E., BCSP's Executive Director, was in attendance at the signing with BCSP's Executive Committee consisting of David Herbert, CSP, Henry Smahlik, CSP, CIH, and Curt Lewis, CSP, P.E. (Policy Changes, continued)

Through articles, presentations, participation in conferences and promotional materials both organizations can communicate to stakeholder groups and build awareness of the value and benefits of achieving safety and health certifications. And, with these same stakeholder groups, build awareness of the value of accredited certifications. · Educating individuals on how to achieve professional credentials and encouraging them to pursue them. This would include encouraging existing safety and health professionals to assist and mentor others interested in pursuing certifications. · Communicate studies and information regarding the functions, knowledge, and skills that are needed to help organizations achieve safety excellence as well as the value of increasing safety competency to the enhancement of safety in the workplace. As an important part of the credentialing process, BCSP regularly conducts "Role Delineation Studies" to define professional practice. The information from these studies define safety, health, and environmental functions, tasks, knowledge, and skills needed by safety professionals. This information is, in turn, necessary to define safety job descriptions, candidate qualifications, and content of educational/ developmental programs. · Promote a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. A particularly exciting element is the opportunity to define and implement research projects that would demonstrate the links between safety professionalism, safety performance, and overall organizational performance, effectiveness, and efficiency. The potential exists to work with other OSHA alliance partners, including major business schools around the country, to demonstrate these relationships and develop key measures/ metrics which will prove that excellence in

convictions for applicants, candidates pursuing certification, ASPs and CSPs, and those holding CSP-Retired status. The purpose of this policy is to manage information regarding criminal convictions in a consistent manner, regardless of where someone is in the certification process. The policy divides convictions into three categories. The first includes minor traffic offenses and petty offenses. The second involves felonies and the third covers those falling between the other two categories. In general, minor traffic offenses and petty offenses will not prevent someone from applying for or holding certification or other status with BCSP. At the other end of the criminal conviction scale, BCSP will not allow anyone with a felony conviction to apply for or hold certification or status. For misdemeanors and other offenses which fall in the middle, BCSP has established guidelines for evaluating a conviction to determine whether someone can apply for or hold certification or status with BCSP. The policy also establishes procedures for dealing with such information. At the time of application, the Executive Director and Executive Committee will handle decisions regarding a criminal conviction associated with the application. For those who are candidates for certification or hold the ASP or CSP, BCSP will use the discipline procedures included in Article XIV of the BCSP Bylaws (available on the BCSP web site) to process the conviction information and case. For those holding other status with BCSP, such as CSP-Retired status, the procedures are similar to those for new applicants. The policy also covers unethical behavior that may have been ruled on by another certification or licensing Board or by BCSP. BCSP asks for information about these matters on the CSP Application Form. A number of applicants are honest about convictions and include details with their application. What if someone in process or holding certification or status has a conviction? Under this new policy, such individuals have a duty to report it to BCSP and to comply with this policy. The procedures

Criminal Convictions

After considerable study, the BCSP Board approved a policy relating to criminal

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allow for anyone already holding certification or status to have their case evaluated to determine the extent to which this policy applies to them.

Texas Instruments: TI-30, TI-34, TI-35, TI-36 Casio: FX-115, FX-250, FX-260, FX-300 Hewlett Packard: hp 9, hp 10, hp 12, hp 30 Different versions of the above brands and models will be permitted. For example, the TI-30Xa and hp 30s calculators will be allowed, as they are versions of the permitted brands and models. Any other calculator will not be accepted by Prometric Testing Centers after January 1, 2004.


2004 Officers were elected at the Fall Meeting of the BCSP Board of Directors. Henry Smahlik, BCSP's current VicePresident, will become President. C.L. (Curt) Lewis was elected to fill the VicePresident position. Both positions are oneyear terms. Jeffrey L. Robinson was elected as Secretary/Treasurer for 2004 and will serve in this position for two years. Henry Smahlik is Manager, Consulting Services for the Homeland Security Division of Hagemeyer North America in Houston, TX. He has been serving on the BCSP Board since 1999. Mr. Smahlik fills a membership organization seat and was nominated by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). Curt Lewis is currently Manager, System Safety for American Airlines in Fort Worth, TX. Mr. Lewis fills a Director-At-Large position on the BCSP Board and has served since 1999. Jeff Robinson is Manager, Facility Support for Westinghouse Inc. Closure Business Unit in South Carolina. He fills a membership organization seat on the Board and was nominated by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). Mr. Robinson has served on the Board since 2002.

Specialty Examinations Discontinuing

As reported in the June BCSP Newsletter, April 30, 2004 will be the last day to register for a CSP Specialty examination. These examinations include the Construction Safety, Ergonomics, and System Safety specialties. The only requirement for taking any of these examinations is CSP status. Examinations are $250 and grant the designation Certified Safety Professional with a Specialty in ... (Construction Safety, Ergonomics or System Safety). All three examinations consist of 100 multiplechoice items and CSPs must complete an examination within three hours. They, like the Safety Fundamentals and Comprehensive Practice examinations, are given at Prometric Testing Centers across the U.S. and Canada. CSPs in need of Continuance of Certification points can earn 15 COC points by taking and passing a CSP Specialty examination. If you are considering registering to take an examination, remember that you must take the examination within 120 days after you register. April 30 is the last day for CSP Specialty examination registration. For additional information, please refer to Those CSPs currently holding any CSP specialty can retain their specialty designation from BCSP and BCSP will continue to recognize CSP specialties in full directories.


Dr. Roger Brauer was inducted into the Safety and Health Hall of Fame International (SHHOFI) on September 9. The cornerstone of SHHOFI is its dedication to recognizing those individuals whose careers have been marked by the virtues of leadership, dedication, persistence, and innovation in their quest to preserve the environment, and the health and safety of all members of the global village. This year, Dr. Brauer is the sole inductee and joins the ranks of other notable inductees who have dedicated their lives to reducing injuries and illness and improving the environment. The Class of 2003 Induction Ceremony was held at the Embassy Suites in Chicago during the National Safety Council's Annual Expo and Congress. "The reward has been in the opportunities that have been made available to me to contribute to the safety profession and seeing individuals gain personally from my contributions," said Dr. Brauer. More information about Dr. Brauer, the ceremony, and banquet can be found on the SHHOFI web site at Congratulations to Dr. Brauer from the BCSP staff on receiving this honor!

Directors for 2004

Two BCSP Directors were elected to second three-year terms starting in 2004: Thomas F. Bresnahan and Larry Jones. Tom Bresnahan started Bresnahan Consulting Associates in 2002 and works as a consultant. He has been serving on the BCSP Board since 2001 and fills a membership organization seat. Mr. Bresnahan was nominated by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). Larry Jones is Manager, Specialty Engineering for Dynetics Inc. in Huntsville, AL. He fills a membership organization seat and was nominated by the System Safety Society (SSS). Mr. Jones began serving on the Board in 2001.

Calculator Policy Changing

Mentioned in the last BCSP Newsletter, was the announcement of the calculator policy change effective January 1, 2004. Starting on this date, those taking any BCSP examination are allowed to bring one or two calculators into an examination. Any calculator(s) brought into an examination must be from the brands and models listed here.

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Four new directors were selected to begin their first three-year terms on the BCSP Board of Directors in 2004: Glenn D. Daviet, Bradley D. Giles, M.E. (Eddie) Greer, and Linda M. Tapp. Glenn Daviet will fill a membership organization position and was nominated by the National Safety Council (NSC). He is Vice-President and National Colleague Resource Manager at Sedgwick Claims Management Services in Memphis, TN. Mr. Daviet earned a B.S. in Medical Technology from Louisiana State University. He is a member of ASSE and NSC. Mr. Daviet achieved his CSP in 1985 and also holds the Associate in Loss Control Management (ALCM), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and the Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) certifications. He resides in Germantown, TN. Brad Giles will fill a Director-At-Large position on the Board. He is Corporate Vice President, Environment Safety and Health (ES&H) for Washington Group International in Boise, Idaho. Mr. Giles earned his B.S. in Education and an M.S. in Industrial Safety both from Southern Illinois University. He has held the CSP since 1988. He is also a Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of Massachusetts. Mr. Giles resides in Eagle, ID. Eddie Greer was also elected to fill a Director-At-Large position. He is employed by Brown & Root/KBR as a Senior Corporate HSE Manager. Mr. Greer holds a BBA degree from LeTourneau University and an Associate in Science degree from Paris College. He has held the CSP since 1991 and the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) since 1986. Mr. Greer resides in Sugar Land, TX. Linda Tapp will fill a Director-At-Large position on the Board next year. She is Principal Consultant/Owner of Crown Safety LLC in Cherry Hill, NJ. Ms. Tapp earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Drexel University and an M.S. in Environmental Health from Temple University. She has been a CSP since 1993 and also holds the ALCM designation. Ms. Tapp resides in Cherry Hill, NJ.


At the October 2004 meeting of the BCSP Board, there will be an election of one BCSP Director-At-Large, who will begin serving on January 1, 2005. The Nominating Committee wishes to announce the election early. BCSP must receive the names and resumes of individuals who are nominated by any CSP or volunteer for consideration by June 1, 2004. Anyone who has volunteered in the past must submit a new statement of interest, or nomination by someone, and provide a current resume. Previously submitted materials will not be used for the new election. All Directors, except the Public Director, must hold the CSP and be in good standing. This election will complete the process of change to achieve a balance on the Board between individuals nominated by BCSP membership organizations and those elected from the total population of CSPs. One of the goals of elections is to try to achieve a balance among BCSP Directors with regard to their area of practice and other background factors. BCSP Directors volunteer their time and receive no compensation for their service. BCSP pays authorized travel and related expenses for Board meetings and for expenses related to service in other officially-approved capacities. Directors typically volunteer 2 to 4 hours per week and attend two three-day Board meetings each year. BCSP Directors complete an annual conflict of interest statement. Directors cannot be engaged in courses or materials that prepare individuals for examinations leading to the CSP and waive that right for three years following service as a BCSP Director. Directors may serve two three-year terms. Directors work to set standards for the CSP and fair and effective procedures for achieving the CSP. Directors work to ensure that the CSP meets high-quality standards and helps advance professionalism in safety practice.

Public Director Nominations

Also at the October 2004 Board meeting, BCSP will be selecting a new Public Director. One of the thirteen BCSP Directors represents the interests of the public served by the safety profession. The Public Director fills an important role in the governance of BCSP affairs and participates fully in the process. Dr. Patricia Scharer, a professor of Language Literacy and Culture at The Ohio State University, is the current Public Director and her term of service concludes at the end of 2004. If you know of someone who is willing to serve as the BCSP Public Director, has experience with professional organizations, and holds other qualifications that would benefit BCSP, please provide the name and a professional resume to the BCSP Executive Director by June 1, 2004. National accreditation standards establish some criteria for individuals who serve as public directors for certification boards. In general, public directors must be independent of the practice being certified. A BCSP Public Director must not: · Be a member of the safety profession; · Be an employer or employee of safety professionals; · Be an employee of BCSP; · Derive more than 5% of his/her income from the certifying board; · Derive more than 5% of his/her income from the safety profession or BCSP in any of the last five years; · Be married to a member of the safety profession; or · Have represented the safety profession or BCSP for a fee in any of the last five years.


The terms "Certified Safety Professional" and the acronym "CSP" are certification marks issued to BCSP by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. These marks are much weaker than copyrights in terms of the legal theories used to protect them. Some of the applicable theories include when potentially conflicting marks were established, whether the marks are confusing to the public, and whether due

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diligence was used in protecting the mark by challenging potentially conflicting marks. A certification acronym does not have exclusive use of the alphabet. BCSP appreciates individuals submitting information about instances in which the protected terms and acronyms may be violated by another certification. During the last few months, information from CSPs have identified two new uses of the CSP or terms very similar to Certified Safety Professional. Over the years, CSPs have been very helpful in notifying BCSP of potential conflicts and submitting literature and citations that may be confusing. The BCSP staff forwards any information to the attorney who handles intellectual property matters for BCSP, Anne Naffziger with Leydig, Voit & Mayer, LTD. If it is a new, potentially conflicting certification or acronym, she challenges the organization on behalf of BCSP. If it is one that has already been challenged, we follow additional procedure

BCSP Executive Director, Roger Brauer, and visitors from JCSHA, Teisuke Minamimoto and Takeo Nakamura.


In October, the California Legislature passed changes to the Labor Code relating to written injury and illness prevention programs (IIPP) required of all employers. The change requires every workers' compensation insurer to conduct a review of the IIPP of each of its insured employers within four months of the start of the policy to determine whether the insured has implemented all of the required components of the IIPP and to evaluate their effectiveness. A written report is required. The law requires the reviewer to be an independent licensed California professional engineer, a Certified Safety Professional, or a Certified Industrial Hygienist.

examination's minimum passing score. There are several well-researched methods for objectively determining a minimum passing score. Currently, BCSP uses a method called the modified Angoff technique. From time to time, BCSP convenes a panel of 11 or more CSPs from diverse backgrounds, geographies, and industries to serve on a minimum passing score determination panel. The new examination is administered to the panel, and once the panel completes the examination, the members of the panel rate each item's difficulty with respect to how the minimally competent CSP would answer the item. The concept of "minimal competence" is important. The minimum passing scores on BCSP's examinations are not designed to distinguish the "above-average" CSP or the "average" CSP, but instead are designed to establish a line. Candidates scoring on or above the line have demonstrated a minimum level of competence on the examination. Candidates who score below the line have not. After rating the items on the examination with respect to the minimally competent candidate, the panel members discuss their individual ratings several times with the other panel members to achieve a measure of consensus to minimize the variability of the ratings. The panel is then adjourned, the ratings are aggregated to yield a recommended minimum passing score, and the Board of Directors is given the recommendation for its approval. Once the Board of Directors approves a minimum passing score, the examination is ready to be deployed to the field.


On July 14, two members of the Japan Construction Safety and Health Association (JCSHA) visited the BCSP office. Teisuke Minamimoto, President, and Takeo Nakamura, Director of General Affairs, were interested in understanding how BCSP conducted certification. Their visit was prompted by a government initiative in Japan to move from a government operated examination for "Safety Consultants" to a registry system operated by a private or quasi-government agency. It appeared that they had learned that BCSP was the organization to study in developing an approach to the change in safety and health competency management that is going on in Japan. JCSHA is a membership organization with 75,000 individual members, 600 construction company members, and 100 supporting members. It's supported by the Japanese government and through dues and other income. Its primary mission is to conduct safety and health training for construction workers.


Passing a certification examination is a typical method a credentialing body uses to validate the competence of its candidates. Typically, when a candidate passes the examination, the candidate has completed the final certification step and earns the right to use the credential. Therefore, the minimum passing score on the examination that a candidate must earn is fundamentally important to the certification process. Certification examinations are not like academic examinations. A certification examination's minimum passing score cannot be arbitrarily set by an "expert," and a candidate's score cannot be tied to how well other candidates have scored (e.g. grading on the "curve"). Instead, an objective method must be used to set an

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BCSP has found a way to offer a limited number of affinity products, including polo and denim shirts, mugs, bags, and lapel pins. Each of these products include the CSP logo. Orders and fulfillment are being handled by RLK & Associates in St. Charles, MO--not by the BCSP staff. RLK & Associates has an exclusive agreement with BCSP that includes a license to use the CSP logo. Please check for more information. You will be redirected to RLK's online store where you can purchase CSP logo products online. You may also refer to and use the order form included in this newsletter (page 14) to order via fax or phone. BCSP also offers certificate frames, jewelry grade rings and pins, and seals and stamps through license agreements with various other vendors--not RLK & Associates. Contact BCSP for details and contact information.

a Continuance of Certification (COC) activity.

A New Incentive for Mentors

CSPs who mentor an applicant receive a complimentary CSP lapel pin for their efforts. This incentive has been in place for over a year. Now the BCSP Board of Directors has approved the introduction of incentives for those mentors who sponsor more than one applicant. The following incentives will now be sent to thank mentors for their efforts. For: 5 applicants 10 applicants 25 applicants 50 applicants The mentor is sent a: CSP ceramic mug CSP stainless steel mug CSP polo shirt or messenger bag CSP denim shirt

BCSP values the relationships held with membership organizations. BCSP has its origins in a committee of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), which recommended establishing a certification body for professional safety practice in 1968.

ASSE: Committed to the Safety, Health, and Environmental Profession

Speaking about BCSP is like speaking about family. The idea for BCSP emerged during deliberations of an Ad Hoc Study Committee appointed by ASSE in 1967 to investigate the feasibility of establishing a safety professional certification program. By October 1968, the committee's recommendations were approved, and a new organization--independent of ASSE-- was formed to examine and certify safety practitioners' qualifications. Since then, ASSE has supported BCSP's efforts to advance the safety, health and environmental (SH&E) profession through its highly respected voluntary certification program. The Society remains committed to encouraging practitioners to pursue the CSP as a method of raising the status of the profession.

We are pleased to send these complimentary items to those who have put their time and effort into mentoring multiple applicants. All of these incentives are also available through RLK & Associates.


BCSP continues to recognize those CSPs who have mentored or sponsored applicants. If you know of a colleague or friend who would like to pursue the CSP, please fill out a Professional Advancement Mentor Form located on page 12 or on the BCSP web site at Have the applicant submit this form with their application for proper recognition. Participation in the mentor program is not


BCSP is pleased to provide another article from a membership organization affiliated with BCSP. We asked the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) to provide us with some information relating to advancing safety, health, and environmental professionalism through certification and the value of relationships between membership organizations and BCSP. Look for articles from other BCSP membership organizations in future issues.


Founded in 1911, ASSE is dedicated to advancing the SH&E profession and enhancing the knowledge and capabilities of its practitioners. Not only is ASSE the longest existing safety and health professional organization, it is also the


CSP Mentor Rob Bee David Cahill Judith A. Carley Jerry Clark Dennis R. Cloutier Phillip Combest Phillip Combest Ben D. Cranor Frank J. Cruice Michelle L. Curley Richard Fluharty Frederick G. Frank Applicant Certification Rodney N. North CSP Jason Ragsdale CSP Brad Whitaker CSP Robert SchreckengostCSP Christopher Soranno CSP Chris A. Knudsen CSP E.J. Penewell CSP Robert Boazman CSP Brian Hughes CSP Eric R. Munz CSP Joshua Rohrig CSP Juan M. Reyes CSP CSP Mentor Terry W. Frye Alex Harris Matthew Hess Gregory Hill Michael Levy Michael Levy Michael Levy Kenny D. Lynn Daryl D. Magers Richard W. Marshall Daniel Marsick Ray Master Applicant S. Kirk Coykendall Jon Wickizer Wayne Williamsen Dhruti P. Thaker Mark S. Evans Laverne Ogieste Margaret Rawson Christopher Clasen Paul R. Andersen Jashvant Gandhi Rao Tadavarthy Michael Oprishko Certification OHST CSP CSP CSP CSP CSP CSP CSP CSP CSP CSP CSP

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largest. Its nearly 30,000 members are dedicated to protecting people, property and the environment; these practitioners manage, supervise, research, and consult on SH&E issues in all industries, government, labor, and education.

Council on Member and Region Affairs

The Council on Member and Region Affairs (CoMRA) directs the organization of ASSE's membership, and in that role, maintains the "large focus" for the Society. This involves providing membership activities that serve the SH&E profession; reaching out to students; encouraging interest in occupational SH&E as a career; and ensuring the continued well-being and development of ASSE's system of chapters. ASSE currently has 150 chapters, 56 sections and 65 student sections. Members reside in 64 countries including, Canada, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Russia, and Spain. ASSE has also established chapters/ sections in Egypt, Kuwait, the Middle East, the United Kingdom, and one is now being formed in Ecuador. The chapters and sections are divided among eight regions and an all-encompassing International territory. Chapters and sections offer localized membership services and issue advocacy, as well as networking and professional development opportunities through seminars, conferences, meetings, websites, and newsletters. To prepare new and existing chapter, region, and section officers to meet the needs of members effectively, CoMRA conducts an annual leadership conference. More than 150 volunteer leaders participated in the Society's 2003 leadership conference.

for SH&E practitioners to improve their professional knowledge and skills in order to meet the many challenges found in today's dynamic work environments. Programs also provide opportunities to network and share experiences with colleagues. The largest CoPD-sponsored event is ASSE's annual Professional Development Conference. "Safety 2004" will be held June 7-10 in Las Vegas, and will build on the success of the 2003 PDC in Denver-- ASSE's best attended and most successful PDC ever. Along with other continuing education programs available throughout the year, CoPD offers SeminarFest each January; this event features an array of educational topics, including technical, managerial, and certification preparation seminars. CoPD also oversees ASSE's efforts as an independent publisher of books focused on the technical and managerial aspects of professional practice. Currently, ASSE's catalogue contains about 150 titles. In addition, the Society publishes Professional Safety, a well-regarded peerreviewed monthly journal.

Volunteer Leaders

ASSE's volunteer members are the organization's driving force. Four volunteer-led councils--Membership; Professional Development; Professional Affairs; and Practices and Standards-- direct ASSE policy and major activities. Each council manages specific functions, which are enumerated in the Society's Strategic Plan: 1. Develop and promote standards of professional practice. 2. Advocate positions on regulations and legislation that affect the practice of the profession or the activities of the Society. 3. Enhance and promote the ASSE image as the leader in the profession. 4. Establish and maintain an effective and efficient organization for the achievement of the Society's mission. 5. Gather, encourage, and participate in development of the body of knowledge relevant to the profession. 6. Develop and maintain mechanisms to recruit, retain, and nurture the membership. 7. Deliver the highest quality professional development opportunities to enhance competence and to position practitioners for success. 8. Establish and maintain a structured program to recruit, retain, and nurture student members.

Council on Professional Affairs

The Council on Professional Affairs (CoPA) is responsible for advancing the SH&E profession. This work is accomplished through three standing volunteer committees--Government Affairs, Educational Standards, and the Technical Professional Recognition Committee. The Government Affairs Committee represents ASSE members' interests in the legislative and regulatory process at both

Council on Professional Development

The Council on Professional Development (CoPD) offers wide-ranging opportunities


CSP Mentor Greg Mckee Robert P. Mercer Robert P. Mercer Robert P. Mercer WIlliam L. Miller Thomas Montag Mary M. Murphy Tyler Q. Nguyen D. Keith Nicholson Douglas J. Perry Michael W. Pitts Richard Prodans Applicant Jeffrey Allen Graney Joe Czaicki Vicki Lamb Chet Razer Shelley Paddock John M. Golightly Todd M. Frechette Fernandina Schiller Phillip A. Williams Andrew Bush John C. Mellette Jill Sohl Certification CSP CSP CSP CSP CSP CSP CSP CSP CSP CHST/OHST CSP CSP CSP Mentor Applicant Dennis J. Scott Jason Tinch Craig Shurson Kelly Chiles James E. Small Patrick Anderson Thomas S. Smithwick Michael S. Lafon Michael K. Stamper Tamara Lee Forman Ravi B. Tammanur Srinivas Vaidyula Troy Torbett Luis M. Fuentes Jason T. Whichard Ethan B. Abraham Timothy K. White Richard Spranger, Jr. Eugene R. Yuells Denise L. Blakely Certification CSP CSP CSP CSP CSP CSP CHST CSP CSP CSP

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the federal and state levels. When responding to legislation and regulation, ASSE bases its comments on several core principles. These principles are enumerated and detailed in the Government Affairs section of the Society's website-- Where possible, the Society is also an advocate for accredited certifications such as the CSP, CIH, and CHMM. While not all ASSE members have these designations, the Society believes that their appropriate recognition in government activities advances the entire profession. The Educational Standards Committee strives to advance a progressive, realistic, and comprehensive post-secondary safety education accreditation effort, which is vital to the advancement of the profession. It also helps to train accreditation site visit teams, and assists colleges and universities interested in developing safety degree programs. Establishment of terminal degree programs in safety is an important current issue. The Technical and Professional Recognition Committee investigates and recommends action on Society awards. Its members evaluate all petitions for the ASSE Fellow, the Society's highest award, and recommend those who qualify to ASSE's Board of Directors. The committee also evaluates all petitions for the national Safety Professional of the Year and Safety Educator of the Year awards.

Council on Practices and Standards

The Council on Practices and Standards (CoPS) oversees the Society's 13 practices specialties and the Standards Development Committee (SDC). The practice specialties supplement ASSE's general activities with focused programs, including referral to experts, communications with peers in a specialty, regular news and technical expertise. SDC oversees ASSE's own standards-development committees and represents members' interests via participation on 40 other national voluntary consensus standards committees. Within the voluntary consensus standard process of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), ASSE is secretariat for seven standards committees. Recently approved ASSE standards include ANSI/ ASSE Z87.1-2003, Occupational and Educational Personal Eye and Face Protection Devices, and ANSI/ASSE Z117.1-2003, Safety Requirements for Confined Spaces. ASSE is also taking on the ANSI Accredited A10 Committee, Construction and Demolition.

BCSP congratulates the following CSPs: · Glenn P. Azevedo, CSP: ASSE Region I Safety Professional of the Year. · Everrett A. Beaujon, CSP, CHMM*: ASSE President's Award. · Gary L. Buffington, CSP, CRSP: ASSE Mining Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year. · Jeffery C. Camplin, CSP, CPEA: ASSE President's Award. · J. Brett Carruthers, CSP: ASSE Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award. · Theodore K. Courtney, M.S., CSP: 2003 Ergonomics Society William Floyd Award. · David T. Crowley, CSP, CHMM: ASSE Management Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year. · Frank G. D'Orsi, CSP, ARM: ASSE Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award. · Mark A. Friend, Ed.D., CSP: 2003 Dr. William E. Tarrants ASSE Outstanding Safety Educator. · Philip E. Goldsmith, CSP, ARM: ASSE Fellow. · Joel M. Haight, Ph.D., P.E., CSP: ASSE Engineering Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year. · Linda L. Haney, CSP: ASSE Healthcare Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year. · Jack B. Hanna, CSP: ASSE Region II Safety Professional of the Year. · Darryl C. Hill, CSP: ASSE Construction Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year. · John H. Kanouse, CSP: ASSE International Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year. · William Monroe Keyserling, CSP: AIHA Fellow. · Emory E. Knowles III, CSP, CIH: ASSE President's Award. · Frank J. Lakotich, CSP: ASSE Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award. · Mary Ann Latko, CSP, CIH: ASSE Environmental Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year. · Jeremiah (Jerry) Lynch, P.E., CSP, CIH: 2003 Henry F. Smyth Jr. Award. · Bruce W. Main, P.E., CSP: ASSE Professional Paper Award. · Robert F. McClay, Jr., CSP: ASSE Fellow.

ASSE Foundation

The ASSE Foundation seeks to advance safety and health development, research and education through financial assistance to qualified individuals and non-profit organizations. Its efforts are supported by contributions from individual ASSE members, chapters, regions and practice specialties, as well as corporations committed to occupational safety and health. This year the Foundation will award around $120,000 in scholarships, research grants, and fellowships.

American Society of Safety Engineers 1800 East Oakton Street Des Plaines, IL 60018 Phone: 847-699-2929 Fax: 847-768-3434 Email: [email protected] Web: ASSE has been a BCSP sponsoring or membership organization since 1974. Approximately 7,000 CSPs and 700 ASPs are members of ASSE.

The Future

ASSE remains a steadfast supporter of the growth and vitality of BCSP's accredited certification process. BCSP's continued success can only serve to advance the interest of all.


BCSP would like to acknowledge awards and honors bestowed on CSPs. These individuals have been recognized at the regional, national, or international level.

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· Rixio E. Medina, CSP: ASSE President's Award. · Michael Messner, CSP: ASSE Region III Safety Professional of the Year. · Richard F. Moscato, CSP: Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year (from ASSE). · Linda M. Tapp, CSP: ASSE Consultants Practice Specialty Safety Professional of the Year. · Joseph J. Townsend, CSP, ARM, ALCM, AIM: ASSE Fellow. · Kenneth W. Wengert, CSP, ARM: ASSE Charles V. Culbertson Outstanding Volunteer Service Award.

*Mr. Beaujon passed away earlier this year after an extended illness. BCSP extends its condolences to his family.

· Mike McNeill, CSP, P.E. STS-GI · Willie Piispanen, CSP, CIH STS-GI · Thomas Ryan, CSP, OHST, CHST, STS STS-GI STS-Petro · David Sine, CSP, OHST STS-GI · Diane Tarlton, CSP, OHST STS-GI More information on the STS General Industry can be found on page 11. Thank you to all the CSPs who participated in these CCHEST studies.

Some have elected the CSP-Retired status, but continue to claim they hold the CSP. BCSP will add a list of individuals cited through this policy with their last known city and state and the start and end date for their penalty on the web site. BCSP has recently penalized the following individuals for unauthorized use of the CSP: · Alex Manse, Carmel, IN · Randy Smith, Boise, ID · Joseph Zuzik, Temperance, MI


Rixio Medina, CSP, has been nominated by President Bush for a five-year term on the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. Mr. Medina is manager of corporate health, safety, and security at CITGO Petroleum Corporation in Tulsa, OK. He has also mentored many applicants through BCSP's Professional Advancement Mentor Program. If you know of a fellow CSP who should be listed under "Focus on CSPs", please send an email to Heather Murphy ([email protected]). On October 19, the BCSP Executive Committee held a formal hearing relating to a CSP who submitted copyrighted questions for COC credit. The charges against the individual were filed in accordance with the BCSP discipline procedures found in Article XIV of the BCSP Bylaws. Several months earlier, the Executive Committee held a preliminary hearing on the charges to determine whether they should be dismissed or to move to a hearing on the case because there was sufficient evidence supporting the charges. The individual was found guilty of violating the BCSP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and of renewing a certificate through the use of fraud or deceit. In accordance with the BCSP Bylaws, the individual has the right to appeal. The Executive Committee also established a penalty in the case. The individual's certification has been revoked, the individual cannot reapply for a period of five years, and the Board will report its findings to any other organization from which the individual held a certification or license. In setting the penalty, the Board considered the seriousness of the behavior and the degree of damage that copyrighted questions might have caused for BCSP. Had copyrighted questions made their way into the item bank for an examination, been placed into an examination and then discovered, it would have been necessary to withdraw the entire examination from use. To replace the examination would

CSPs Participate in Role Delineation Studies

Several CSPs volunteered their time to participate in three Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists (CCHEST) role delineation studies conducted this year and late last year. Role delineation studies define the roles of the certified population along with the applicable knowledge and skills necessary for carrying out the roles. The following CSPs were a part of the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) role delineation study: · · · · Wayne Clifton, CSP Russell E. Dronne, CSP Perry Pastir, CSP Rock Spraggins, CSP


Since January 1, BCSP has processed approximately 50 cases of individuals claiming to hold the CSP, but do not. The cases come from a variety of sources, including other CSPs, employers, and membership organizations. BCSP pursues those cases in which there is clear evidence of the unauthorized use and the individual has a clear responsibility, control, or knowledge of the unauthorized use. The evidence may be a business card, resume, letter, web site, or other publication. If there is no clear evidence, BCSP cannot act on the case. BCSP challenges the individuals directly or through its attorney and requires a response. The cases involve individuals who have never held the CSP and some who previously held the CSP, but no longer do.

The following CSPs participated in the Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) role delineation studies. Participants were a part of the STS General Industry (STS-GI) and/ or the STS Petrochemical (STS-Petro) study. Both the STS-GI and the STS-Petro certifications are in development. · Tommy Curtis, CSP STS-GI · Don Enslow, CSP STS-GI STS-Petro · Carole Frye, CSP, OHST STS-GI STS-Petro

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have been extremely expensive, considering that it contains 200 items each valued at a replacement cost of $2,500 to $3,000.


The Continuance of Certification Committee and the Board have approved some additional means for gaining credit for certain kinds of activities. The changes include the following: Category 3. Professional Service: Technical/Professional Committees, Safety Organization Offices, and Other Approved Professional Services One can earn credit for voluntary professional safety services to a non-safety organization: · International or national level 0.5 COC points per year · Regional, state or local level 0.25 COC points per year Service on an editorial board of a safety or safety-related journal or trade magazine: · Peer-reviewed journal 0.5 COC points per year · Trade magazine 0.25 COC points per year

applies to all using this option) and proving compliance; and · Paying a $250 reinstatement fee. Failure to comply with COC requirements under this option automatically infers that the notice of an invalid CSP will remain in effect. These changes are incorporated into the updated COC Guide found on the BCSP web site.


In 1977, BCSP established a status for individuals who were no longer in practice, no longer maintained their CSP, and no longer met the annual fee. Their interest was in maintaining contact with the profession. This status became known as CSP-Retired. The general concept for certification in a profession is that if one is engaged in professional practice, the person must meet certification requirements or decide to drop the certification altogether. Someone electing CSP-Retired status holds no certification status with BCSP. Someone in CSP-Retired status cannot claim to hold the CSP, but may list the time period during which the CSP was held (e.g. CSP held from 1988 through 1997). The status means that one is no longer engaged in professional safety practice at all, neither part-time or full-time through consulting or direct employment. It does not mean that one is retired from a previous position. It is not an honorary status for someone who has been in the safety profession for many years. The greatest benefit from the status is that one can regain the CSP status without examination during the first five years following election of the status. After five years, one must register, sit for, and pass the Comprehensive Practice examination to regain the CSP. In all cases, to regain the CSP, one must pay the difference in annual renewal fees between CSP-Retired status and holding the CSP. Over the years, the CSP-Retired status has created confusion for some. BCSP has taken steps to help reduce the confusion. For example, a few years ago, BCSP began issuing a wallet card to those who elected the CSP-Retired status. The card explained what the status meant. BCSP will now require that individuals selecting the CSPRetired status request the change in writing through a form that once again explains the meaning of the CSP-Retired status. Hopefully, the procedure will help minimize any confusion over what the status means.

Earn COC Points Through Compliance Magazine Quizzes

CSPs can find a CSP Continuation of Certification Quiz in Compliance Magazine (published 11 times per year) and earn COC credit. Each quiz is based on articles within each issue. BCSP has approved 0.01 COC points for each question answered correctly. Compliance Magazine scores all quizzes and notifies CSPs with periodic completion certificates that can be used when submitting documentation to BCSP for COC credit. CSPs who want to receive a free subscription to Compliance Magazine should see page 15 for additional information.

Additional Option for Reinstatement

The Board also established an additional reinstatement option. This is for those who do not comply with the COC requirement to report their activities and points at the end of their COC cycle and receive notice that their CSP is invalid. Until now, the only option for regaining the CSP designation was to sit for and pass the Comprehensive Practice examination. This option is available for a period of five years following notice of non-compliance with the reporting requirement. This option also involves paying any delinquent annual fees and a reinstatement fee. The new option will only be available for 30 days following the notice of noncompliance. The option includes three elements which must be accomplished within the 30 days: · Submitting a COC worksheet and meeting the points required; · Submitting supporting documentation for the points claimed (auditing


The new BCSP web site is close to completion. The site has been completely redesigned. BCSP's primary goals are to streamline the navigation and to update the site with a more modern look. Visitors to the new site will be able to access any page on the site from any other page in order to make navigation more efficient. A secure or private side of the web site should also be operational once the public side is unveiled. The secure side will have login capabilities and CSPs will be able to look up their status and manage their COC points. Look for this exciting development soon!

PROMOTING THE CSP Table Top Displays

Table top displays are a great way to promote the CSP and earn COC points. By arranging for and using the display, CSPs earn 0.5 COC points per event. BCSP picks up any shipping costs to and from the event

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and provides any literature you request at no cost. BCSP displays have appeared at the events listed here since the publication of the last BCSP Newsletter. Thank you to all who coordinate use of the table top display at these events. Table top displays are great for chapter meetings, regional or local conferences, career fairs, and other safety-related seminars and meetings. For more information about displays, please visit Please contact Heather Murphy ([email protected]) 2-4 weeks prior to your event if you are interested in a display, as the schedule fills up quickly.

in safety and health who may not qualify for the CSP or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certifications. Many people use the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) and Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) designations as stepping stones to the CSP or CIH as their responsibility, experience, and education expands. A revised version of the OHST will be available in 2004. The insurance industry, through the Alliance of American Insurers and the American Insurance Association and their member companies, participated in activities that will ensure that the OHST examination can be used to qualify those who work in loss control within the industry.

Some have used the STS certification as a leading indicator for safety and health, instead of waiting for trailing indicators, such as injury, illness, and similar statistics.

CCHEST Expands STS to General Industry

CCHEST is expanding the Safety Trained Supervisor from Construction to General Industry. The general industry version of the STS program will be available in 2004. In August, a panel of safety and health professionals from a wide variety of industries met to participate in a job analysis study to define the tasks that safety trained supervisors typically perform in general industry and the knowledge and skills needed (see page 9). Initially, there will be a general examination tied to those industries that fall under the general industry standards of OSHA. There will also be versions for specific industry groups. The first industry group version of the general industry examination will be for those who work in the petrochemical industry.

STS a Success for Many

Several companies have applied the Safety Trained Supervisor (STS) certification in their organizations for division and departmental managers and first-line supervisors and leaders of work groups. Some have reported the following results: · Reduced injury/illness statistics and claims rates. · A changed culture. · Increased productivity (one group measured a 15% productivity increase). · Increased confidence in dealing with safety and health matters. · Being able to assign small safety and health tasks to these people.


BCSP welcomed Dennis Archer in July as the new Director of Finance and Human Resources. Dennis received a BS in Business with a major in accounting from Eastern Illinois University. He achieved the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification in 2002. He brings over 10 years of experience to BCSP in a variety of accounting and human resource roles with various local firms, companies, and organizations. Alicia Neils-Millsap has moved from a parttime position to full-time with BCSP. She remains an Operations Clerk for BCSP and has added the responsibilities of Customer Service Clerk for the Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists (CCHEST). Alicia is a graduate of Parkland College in Business and Data Processing.


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The Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists (CCHEST), a joint venture of BCSP and the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, continues on a successful path. Each of the CCHEST certifications holds national accreditation.

Stepping Stone Certifications

CCHEST offers certifications for individuals with a part-time or full-time role

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BCSP is implementing a new program by which those holding the CSP can gain recognition for helping other safety professionals advance their careers through certification. A great personal reward is the satisfaction one gains from helping someone else succeed. Over the years, many CSPs have encouraged, assisted, or required fellow safety professionals, colleagues, or peers to pursue certification as a means to advancing their careers. In the past, BCSP has never had a way to recognize many of these contributions. A small step in that direction is the establishment of a means by which we can trace the role you may play in assisting the career development of someone else and then recognizing your contributions. Here's how it works: 1. Complete the sponsor side of the form below and give it to a peer, colleague, or other safety professional who may benefit from pursuing the CSP, OHST, or CHST. Have the person submit the form with their application when they apply for any of these certifications. 3. Send you a CSP lapel pin and possibly other incentives*. We look forward to recognizing your contribution to the advancement of the safety profession through the achievement of certifications by your colleagues, peers, and other safety professionals. *Those CSPs who sponsor multiple applicants will now be sent a CSP logo product based on the number of applicants they mentor---compliments of BCSP! For: 5 applicants 10 applicants 25 applicants 50 applicants The mentor is sent a: CSP ceramic mug CSP stainless steel mug CSP polo shirt or messenger bag CSP denim shirt


You can download additional copies of the form from the BCSP or CCHEST web site or make copies of this page. When the application form is accepted, BCSP will: 1. Post credit for your being a champion for your applicant. 2. List you in an honor roll for your accomplishment.

APPLICANT Name: ___________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________ _________________________________________________ City, State, Zip Code: ________________________________ (Non-U.S.) Country, Province, Postal Code: _______________________ Email: ___________________________________________ Date: ____________________________________________

SPONSOR Name:__________________________________________ CSP No. _______________________________________ Address: _______________________________________ ________________________________________________ City, State, Zip Code: _____________________________ (Non-U.S.) Country, Province, Postal Code: _____________________ Email: _________________________________________ Your relationship to this person: __ Supervisor __ Co-worker __ Professional friend or acquaintance __ Members of the same professional organization __ Organization name & chapter: ___________________ ___________________________________________ __ Relative __ Student (school & degree program): ___________________________________________ __ Other (please specify): _________________________

For Office Use Only: Date Received: ________________________________ Certification Applied for: __ CSP __ OHST __ CHST Applicant's Status: ______________________________

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