Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals

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The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) provides certification of occupational health and safety professionals in Canada and has an established Code of Ethics.

Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals
FoundedFebruary 10, 1976
Typenot-for-profit association
Headquarters6700 Century Ave., Suite 100, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 6A4
Location
Membership
4,000+ (certificants)
Official language
English and French
WebsiteBCRSP

History[edit]

The organization was formerly the Association for Canadian Registered Safety Professionals. The BCRSP is a public interest, not-for-profit, ISO 17024 accredited [1] and ISO 9001 [2] certified organization and deals with the principles of health and safety as a profession in Canada.[3] The first Board of Governors was composed of 15 professionals from a cross-section of safety disciplines. The BCRSP has certified over 5000 individuals since its incorporation in 1976.

Formation[edit]

The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering's Education & Research Committee reported a need for a generalist certification for Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) practitioners. In November 1974, a steering committee was formed to implement recommendations and establish the first Board of Governors. A meeting was held March 3, 1975 and the proposed name was Canadian Registered Safety Professional. Consumer and Corporate Affairs issued a Letters Patent on February 10, 1976

Certification[edit]

The BCRSP grants the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)/Professionnel en sécurité agréé du Canada (PSAC) designation to individuals who successfully complete the certification process through application assessment, interview and examination. BCRSP has Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (USA)[4] and the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (UK).[5]

Memberships and Affiliations[edit]

The BCRSP has a membership with the Canadian Network of National Associations of Regulators (CNNAR).,[6] the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) and the International Network of Safety & Health Practitioner Organisations (INSHPO). The Canadian Society of Safety Engineering established a collaboration agreement with the BCRSP on May 5, 2014.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Standards Council of Canada Accreditation, May 28, 2014 Archived May 29, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ The British Standards Institution (ISO) 9001 (BSI Group)’’, June 2, 2014
  3. ^ BCRSP Annual Report, July 25, 2014 Archived October 15, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (USA), May 20, 2014 Archived July 4, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, May 20, 2014
  6. ^ Canadian Network of National Associations of Regulators(CNNAR) Membership, May 28, 2014
  7. ^ "BCRSP and CSSE Establish Collaboration Agreement at 2014, May 5, 2014". Archived from the original on January 30, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2014.

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