Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP)

Definition - What does Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) mean?

A Graduate Safety Practitioner is a designation used for those who have graduated from a degree program with BCSP Qualified Academic Program standards in mind. A GSP will be a person who has experience in the field of safety and hazard control in the workplace.

A GSP will have received an appropriate amount of certification based on how well that person engages in certain activities in the field. These include activities relating to controlling safety hazards, creating preventative measures in the workplace and reporting on any accidents or other problems in the workplace in the event that they ever occur.

The intention of being a GSP is to move closer to the CSP position. However, it is not intended as an alternative to being a Certified Safety Professional. An appropriate amount of studying must be performed before actually getting into this point.

Testopedia explains Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP)

Anyone can become a GSP by having an appropriate college degree and a few years of experience in the safety and hazard control industry. The GSP must also complete an appropriate test like the Comprehensive Practice examination. This exam must be completed within ten years after graduating from a program.

The GSP can also become eligible by having at least five years of experience in this field if that person only has a high school diploma or an equivalent like a GED. The amount of experience required before becoming a GSP will be reduced based on the experience that person has with college studies in this particular field.

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