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Certified Safety & Health Professional (CSHP)

Definition - What does Certified Safety & Health Professional (CSHP) mean?

The certified safety professional (CSP) is a certification that can be obtained through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), a government organization in the United States. A CSP is a qualified person who is trained and competent in the detection and appraisal of hazardous materials, procedures and the activities of workers in their company, along with outside work environments and materials. The CSP is a person who has been educated and trained to handle safety in the work environment.

Safeopedia explains Certified Safety & Health Professional (CSHP)

The certified safety professional (CSP) program bases it's procedures on safety practices that are standard in the USA. The CSP will have earned a bachelor’s degree in a four year study program, as well as have three more years of experience in the safety field, as well as knowledge of the practices that should be in place. This includes an examination that must be passed, such as the Certified Safety Professional and Associate Safety Professional examinations. The examination for CSP examination emphasizes principles and practices of the profession of safety, while the ASP examination highlights the safety subjects as a core. Both exams will contain questions that will cover the knowledge and skills that are necessary for the CSP professional. These skills include environmental assessment, health, safety, engineering, management, communications and information.

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