An Integrated Management System Approach to Sustainability

Travis Kruse, PhD, CSP, CHMM, Sr. Director, Safety & Sustainability Solutions Strategy, Grainger — Organizations are tasked with managing and continuing to improve environmental, health, safety, and sustainability. With synergies and select overlap organizations must “do more with less” and approach the management strategy in a lean, efficient, and effective way.  This session will outline those synergies and share a management system approach to addressing the challenge.

Investing Through Education: BCSP Foundation Scholarships and Grants

Jordan Geibig, CHST, GSP, STSC Vice-Chair of BCSP’s Emerging Professionals Committee, and Joshua Yates, GSP Emerging Professionals Committee Member, discuss the benefits of the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation, attending a Qualified Academic Program (QAP), and the grants and scholarships offered by the BCSP Foundation.

2021 BCSP R&I Summit Keynote: Dr. Jay R. Harf

Effective OHS professionals must be able to adapt when advising stakeholders and leveraging influence on decisions about matters impacting workplace safety. In this session, Dr. Jay Harf will discuss how L’Oréal is investing in mixed-methods research that informs organizational decision-making about environmental, health, safety, and sustainability (EHSS) initiatives.  Dr. Harf will explore how influential safety leadership research has informed EHSS practice to affect EHSS performance outcomes.

The future safety professional’s role is transforming from a technical and compliance-based manager to an innovative, adaptive servant leader. This Influential Safety leadership initiative is ongoing research conducted by Dr. Harf at L’Oréal NA to create a collaborative learning ecosystem for organizational EHSS professional development, elite management systems, and sustainability

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Selling Safety in the Workplace

Getting everyone within an organization to be on the same safety page is often a challenging and seemingly impossible endeavor. This session will empower and show anyone responsible for safety how to transform their company leaders into champions of the cause. J.A. Rodriguez Jr., CSP, ASP travels the world mentoring leaders, labor, and safety professionals on how to convert their organizations from passive safety program participants into active advocates of a safer workplace. J.A. is the Vice President of Strategic Advancement & Learning Solutions at the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Be prepared to think differently.

Purpose, Potential, and Play

Let’s talk about the real-world challenges of being a safety professional. There are hard times, there can be burnout, and it will lead some of us to question our career choices. In this presentation, Rachel Walla CSP, CIH, focuses on ways you can overcome those challenges by building on your strengths, cultivating resilience, and growing your career in the process. It starts with finding purpose in your work, discovering your potential, and having fun while you’re at it!

My Career Journey: Jose Perez

Join nineteen-year safety veteran, Jose Perez, as he reflects on his fruitful career in safety, as well as the benefits of Certification for advancing his career in Safety.

Designing Your Safety Training Backwards

Ever wonder if there is another way to design your safety training? In this presentation, you’ll learn about backward design (also called Understanding by Design®) and how it can be applied to safety training topics. We will demonstrate the use of the backward design process for a safety training topic. We will also discuss how to select and design active learning and evaluation techniques that are suitable for training adults. Presented by Morgan Bliss, CIH, CSP – Assistant Professor, Central Washington University.

Career Paths in Safety

What is your safety career path? In this dynamic profession, safety leaders come from all different backgrounds and walks of life. In this session, you will learn about the several disciplines in safety, areas where you can specialize, and a day-in-the-life of a safety professional. You will also learn about the various types of certification and the benefits of professional credentialing. Join us in this session to discover the multiple paths that you can explore and how you can continuously improve to supercharge your career in safety. Presented by Colin Brown, PhD, MSOH, CSP, CIH – Professional and Organizational Advancement Manager, BCSP.

Certification Exams — Developing and Maintaining Them

Dave West, the Examinations Director at BCSP, explains the basics of certification exams and discusses the processes used for developing, revalidating, and maintaining BCSP’s portfolio of high quality, reliable, and fair certification exams. Presented by David B. West, CSP, ASP, PE, CHMM – BCSP Examinations Director.

Innovation: It’s Not A Thing

This session re-imagines the concept of innovation and offers a new way of delivering it to the point of success. An inspiring story about paint and how a leader’s innovative mindset delivered the gift of worth to a community. The process and importance of questioning assumptions and the pyramid of purpose are introduced as a tool to establish clarity of mission. Innovation. It’s not a thing. It is a mindset. Presented by J.A. Rodriguez Jr., CSP, ASP – Vice President, Strategic Advancement & Learning Solutions, BCSP.