When you are looking for an OSHA authorized trainer or certified CSP or OHST safety professional, you want to know they have all of the necessary qualifications and experience. At SRS, all of our construction safety officers and consultants have the necessary and essential credentials. Below, you will find all of the qualifications acquired by Safety & Risk Solutions. You can always call or email us for more information, and we will be happy to provide you any answers you need.
Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
A Certified Safety Professional or CSP is a safety professional who has met education and experience standards, has demonstrated by examination the knowledge that applies to professional safety practice, continues to meet Recertification requirements established by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, and is authorized by BCSP to use the Certified Safety Professional designation. Like the Professional Engineer (PE) designation for engineers or the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation for accountants, the CSP credential is the mark of the safety professional.
The Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST)
Occupational Health and Safety Technologist or OHST is a title awarded to safety practitioners who meet and continue to meet all requirements established for the OHST by BCSP. Some examples of occupational health and safety activities are making worksite assessments to determine risks, potential hazards and controls, evaluating risks and hazard control measures, investigating incidents, maintaining and evaluating incident and loss records, and preparing emergency response plans.
Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST)
Construction Health and Safety Technician or CHST is a certification awarded to safety practitioners who meet and continue to meet all requirements established by BCSP. BCSP awards CHST certification to individuals who demonstrate competency and work part-time or full-time in health and safety activities devoted to the prevention of construction illness and injuries.
Authorized OSHA Trainer
To meet the OSHA criteria as an Authorized Trainer, the instructor must meet the prerequisites for experience and training. After completing five years of construction safety experience, the trainer must attend a lengthy education session that covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as construction safety principles. Once the prerequisites have been filled, the trainer must attend another lengthy OSHA led class where the participants are briefed on effective instructional approaches and the effective use of visual aids and handouts. An OSHA Authorized Trainer is the only instructor permitted to conduct the OSHA 10 Hour and OSHA 30 Hour Outreach Certification class training.
Be leery of anyone claiming to be OSHA certified or an OSHA certified safety professional. There are no such things.