Who We Are

Founded upon the guiding principles of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and its’ 50 years of demonstrated commitment to the advancement of the safety profession, the BCSP Foundation underscores this tradition of investment in the field and contribution to the vitality and health of a robust society.

The BCSP Foundation actively engages in both dialogue and design to advance the profession of safety and the fundamental work performed by those individuals serving on the front lines of securing our global community by addressing environmental, health and safety (EHS) related concerns. Recognizing that excellence in EHS requires a multifaceted approach, the Foundation serves as a platform around which industry partners and individuals can coalesce to advance initiatives that collectively ensure the realization of safety as a global core value through evidence-based research, practical solutions, measurable outcomes and dynamic programs.

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Professional Advancement

Advancing the profession and shaping corporate culture by underscoring the intrinsic link between safety and societal viability, making the case that growth in the safety profession is critical in securing a thriving and prosperous society.

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Innovation & Research

Dedicated to creating a forum for the development and dissemination of research with practical implications of advancing both the field of EHS and the practitioners role in delivering solutions-based protocols.

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Youth Safety Institute

The BCSP Foundation has defined safety and the people dedicated to preserving it, as essential to the advancement of a healthy and prosperous society.

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    The establishment of the BCSP Foundation is the culmination of visionary leaders realizing that the power of giving can support great work toward the creation and growth of a safer global community. By partnering with the BCSP Foundation, donors have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the areas of youth safety education, innovation and research in the safety field, and support for current and future safety practitioners in their ongoing professional development.

    I am proud to serve as the first Chair of the BCSP Foundation Board of Trustees. I look forward to forming strong, lasting relationships with donor partners that believe that safety is global core value. Together we can achieve great things!


    Chair of the Board of Trustees
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    Safety is part of the fabric of business success, community wellness and vitality for individuals and families. The BCSP recognizes this and the critical role they’ve played in certifying protectors and advocates of safety since 1969. They truly have become the #1 trusted source for advanced and credible professional certification in environmental, health and safety. The development of a Foundation focused on the three pillars of professional advancement, innovation & research and youth safety provides a unique opportunity for individuals and organizations to join forces with the #1 trusted partner in advancing this very meaningful profession and sustaining it through the years to come. Thank you BCSP for providing this opportunity.

    Travis Kruse, PhD, CSP, CHMM

    Senior Director, Safety Strategy and Solutions at Grainger
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    Dan Peterson said “…people save people.” Safety professionals save people everyday on the job. But it also takes the participation of the full workforce to keep everyone safe. The BCSP Foundation is an opportunity for all of society to contribute to people saving people whether it is through supporting professional advancement of those already involved in the field of safety, assisting in the development of new tools and research findings, or in educating up and coming workers through the youth safety institute. BCSP has always been about advancing the safety professional, but today more than ever it is also about advancing the field of safety and protecting the public. We are about putting “people saving people” into practice in a demonstrable fashion.

    Treasa M. Turnbeaugh, PhD, CSP, CAE

    Executive Director, BCSP Foundation

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