Phillip Ireland, Director of Safety, earns a CHST designation

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Benchmark Construction Company, Inc. is pleased to announce that Phillip Ireland, Director of Safety, received his Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST) certification. This highly respected certification is awarded by BCSP (Board of Certified Safety Professionals) to individuals who meet eligibility criteria and experience in the safety, health, and environment (SH&E) discipline, and have passed an examination.

Safety issues have become more complex and today’s safety professional must continually be better qualified. BCSP credential holders are among the highest trained, educated, and experienced individuals in the safety field. Having achieved a BCSP certification shows that the individual mastered the core competency required for professional safety practices. BCSP’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Turnbeaugh, CSP, CET, comments that “It is critical to maintain competent individuals within the SH&E industry because of the impact they have on the safety of workers and the public.” A certificant must recertify every five years to maintain a certification.

BSCP is recognized as the leader in high-quality credentialing for safety, health, and environmental practitioners. BCSP establishes standards for and verifies competency in professional safety practices and evaluates certificants for compliance with recertification requirements. BCSP also operates the paraprofessional SH&E certifications that provide additional career paths for safety practitioners. Since 1969, over 40,000 individuals have achieved the CSP, ASP, OHST, CHST, STSC, STS, or CET credentials. BCSP is a not-for-profit corporation chartered in Illinois with headquarters in Champaign.