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Welcome to the Reading Room.

Here you will find a wide variety of articles, studies even PowerPoint presentations for anyone to review, use in their own presentations or just learn more about ethics in safety, benefits of certification and other topics of interest.

This page will be updated on a semi-regular basis, so check back for new additions.

Articles


Career Success:
Lessons Learned from a New CSP Salary and Demographic Study

Roger L. Brauer, Ph.D., CSP, P.E.
Presented at the 2008 American Society of Safety Engineers Professional Development Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. Copyright © 2008 by the American Society of Safety Engineers. Reprinted with permission.

International Professional Safety Practice:
A Comparison with U.S. Practice

Roger L. Brauer, Ph.D., CSP, P.E.
Steven Schoolcraft, CSP, P.E.
Presented at the 2008 American Society of Safety Engineers Professional Development Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. Copyright © 2008 by the American Society of Safety Engineers. Reprinted with permission.

International Transportability of Safety Credentials
Roger L. Brauer, Ph.D., CSP, P.E.

Professional Ethics
Peter Strahlendorf, Ph.D., CRSP
"Professional Ethics" was published in the Proceedings of the 2004 ASSE Professional Development Conference c 2004 by the American Society of Safety Engineers. Reprinted by permission.

Professional Certification
"Professional Certification" was published in the December 2004 issue of Professional Safety
c2004 by the American Society of Safety Engineers. Reprinted by permission.

Evaluating a Safety Degree Curriculum Using Job Analysis for Professional Safety Practice
Reproduced with the permission of the American Society of Safety Engineers from the Proceedings of the 2005 ASSE Professional Development Conference.

PowerPoint Presentations


BCSP Certifications
Education | Experience | Certification

The Safety Trained Supervisor (STS)
A presentation on the STS certification and how it benefits individuals and companies.

BCSP History
A presentation on the history of BCSP

Role Delineation Studies and other Technical Reports


Evaluating Academic Curricula at the Associate Level 2005
This is a report on evaluating the level of correlation an academic curriculum at the associate degree level has with the validated knowledge and skills associated with health and safety technologist practice. The information in this document is obtained wholly from the most recent job analysis study conducted for the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) credentialing program.

Safety Fundamentals Content Delineation Study 2008
Summary of the procedures used to conduct the Safety Fundamentals content delineation study and the results obtained from this study. The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) commissioned this role delineation study to update the examination blueprint for the Safety Fundamentals examination, the first examination leading to the Certified Safety Professional designation. The examination based on this blueprint described in this report is expected to be retired in 2016.

Comprehensive Practice Content Delineation Study 2008
Summary of the procedures used to conduct the Comprehensive Practice role delineation study and the results obtained from this study. The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) commissioned this role delineation study to update the examination blueprint for the Comprehensive Practice examination, the second and final examination leading to the Certified Safety Professional designation. The examination based on this blueprint described in this report is expected to be retired in 2016.

Evaluating Academic Curricula at the Bachelor's and Master's Levels 2008
This is a report on evaluating the level of correlation an academic curriculum’s coursework has with the validated knowledge and skills associated with professional safety practice. The information in this document is obtained wholly from the published Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) examination blueprints for the Safety Fundamentals and Comprehensive Practice examinations used in the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) credentialing program.

STS-Construction and STS-Mining Role Delineation Study 2009
Summary of the procedures used to conduct the Safety Trained Supervisor in Construction (STS-Construction) role delineation study and the results obtained from this study. The Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists (CCHEST) commissioned this role delineation study to update the examination blueprint for the STS-Construction examination. The examination based on the blueprint described in this report is expected to be retired in 2017.

OHST Role Delineation Study 2011
Summary of the procedures used to conduct the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST) role delineation study and the results obtained from this study. The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) commissioned this role delineation study to update the examination blueprint for the OHST examination. The study was also conducted for the Certified Loss Control Specialist (CLCS) examination, which has since been discontinued. The examination based on this blueprint went into effect in the 2nd quarter of 2012 and is expected to be retired in 2020.

CHST Role Delineation Study 2012
Summary of the procedures used to conduct the Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) role delineation study and the results obtained from this study. The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) commissioned this role delineation study to update the examination blueprint for the CHST examination. The examination based on the blueprint described in this report went into effect in the 3rd quarter of 2013 and is expected to be retired in 2021.

CET Role Delineation Study 2013
Summary of the procedures used to conduct the Certified Environmental, Safety and Health Trainer (CET) role delineation study and the results obtained from this study. The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) commissioned this role delineation study to update the examination blueprint for the CET examination. The examination based on the blueprint described in this report is expected to be available in 2014 and is expected to be retired in 2020.


The Ladder of Success

There are many ways to enter the safety field and advance along a career path. Learn how you can progress as a safety professional. Read More

The Education Standard

A CSP candidate must hold either a bachelor's degree or higher in any field or an associate degree in safety and health. Learn about accreditation standards. Read More

Salary Survey

BCSP offers salary survey data providing a means for anyone to query the latest salary information. Check out the salary search engine. Read More