The United States Air Force has announced a plan to have 100 servicemembers become Certified Safety Professionals (CSPs) in the next year.
The announcement was made as Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh, CSP, CAE, the CEO of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), joined Bill Parsons, Air Force Chief of Occupational Safety, to give a presentation on the value of certification.
“We care about our people, and we show that by doing what it takes to protect them,” says Parsons. “I have issued a challenge that in the next year, 100 servicemembers will prove their dedication to safety by becoming Certified Safety Professionals. Over 80 safety professionals have stepped forward already, and they will challenge themselves to build the skills and acquire the knowledge they need to achieve certification.”
BCSP certifications are recognized by the all branches of the US military. The certifications are included in the branches’ Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) programs, which offer vouchers for payment of fees related to achieving or maintaining credentials. In addition to the COOL program, BCSP offers application fee waivers to active duty, reserve component personnel, and veterans with a copy of official orders or official discharge papers, submitted upon application.
“The Air Force is a leader in the promotion of safety” says Dr. Turnbeaugh. “We are proud to provide the agency a certification by which servicemembers can demonstrate their commitment to safety, health, and environmental best practices.”
It is important to BCSP that we provide the tools necessary to protect servicemembers from workplace hazards as they carry out their mission to protect us every day.