A certified safety professional is someone who evaluates potential hazards in the workplace and applies solutions to minimize workplace and environmental accidents. To be certified, individuals must obtain the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification.
CSP training is for individuals who seek to be a certified safety professionals. Because of the broad scope of safety-related activities, these individuals must be well-rounded with at least general knowledge in math, basic engineering concepts, behavioral sciences, construction, manufacturing and business.
According to Education-Portal.com, to become a CSP, an individual must have at least a two-year college degree in safety and health, at least three years of experience as a safety and health professional and pass two CSP exams. The exams test and evaluate candidates' practical grasp of safety and health applications.
Many institutions offer Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-approved, online training for various safety-related certifications including the CSP. Coursework varies, but OSHA compliance ensures training coursework meet the requirements of the workplace.
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