OSU’s MPH Program becomes GSP Qualified Academic Program

We are pleased to recognize and congratulate Oregon State University’s Master of Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health upon being approved by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) as a Graduate Safety Practitioner Qualified Academic Program (QAP)! This approval provides the program’s graduates with the opportunity to apply for BCSP for the QSP designation following graduation.

I am honored to be invited each year to speak to students in this program, as well as meet with members of the Columbia Willamette Chapter (CWC) Student Section of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). This Student Section is mentored by OSU’s Dr. Laurel Kincl, and supported by Columbia-Willamette Chapter ASSP, of which I’m pleased to be current Chapter Vice President. As a longtime safety and health professional, industrial hygienist, and active member of ASSP, I find it exciting and encouraging to both meet and welcome those who are newly entering our profession.

The GSP meets the credential requirement for the Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®), the “gold standard” in safety certification, allowing those who hold the designation to waive the Associate Safety Professional® (ASP®) certification examination. It demonstrates accomplishment and commitment to professional development. A GSP QAP is a degree program in safety, health, and environmental practices that has been reviewed by BCSP and demonstrates a substantial match to the ASP Exam Blueprint. Any person having graduated from Oregon State University with a Master of Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health may apply for the GSP designation within their program’s applicable dates as it appears on the QAP list.

We send our accolades to OSU for recognizing the importance of encouraging and supporting students to enter the occupational safety and health profession. Learn more about ASSP, BCSP, and OSU’s Master of Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health.

Dede Montgomery meets with some of the OSU ASSP Student Section Chapter Members.