New OH&S Certifications - BCRSP Chair, Paul Andre (No Harm Podcast Episode 14)

In episode #14 of the No Harm Health and Safety Podcast, I talk to Paul Andre, the Governing Board Chair of the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSA). We chat about upcoming changes to the CRSP certification, as well as a new certification - Canadian Registered Safety Technologist (CRST). It is anticipated that the first intake of applicants for the CRST certification will commence in late 2018, and the first CRST examination will be scheduled for 2019.

We also talk about how certifications are important for your career and how these certifications can benefit your employer.

BCRSP is a federally incorporated self-regulating, self-governing, ISO 17024 accredited and ISO 9001 certified organization established in 1976. The BCRSP sets certification standards for occupational health and safety professionals. The BCRSP grants the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)® credential to individuals who successfully complete the certification process through application assessment, interview, and examination. The Board governs its certificants in order that the public interest may be served and protected. You can learn more at

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All the best, everyone. And stay safe.

Marvin Polis