Industrial Studies safety programs become GSP qualified

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Industrial Technology Management program's building construction safety management emphasis and occupational safety management emphasis have been approved as Qualified Academic Programs by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. The recognition provides students the opportunity to apply with BCSP for the Graduate Safety Practitioner designation after graduation. The GSP meets the credential requirement for the Certified Safety Professional allowing those who hold the designation to waive the Associate Safety Professional certification examination.

“We welcome the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s exceptional safety program and those who graduate from it,” said CEO of BCSP Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh. “Those who graduate from GSP Qualified Academic Programs have a strong foundation of knowledge that deserves recognition and BCSP looks forward to supporting them in the development of their careers.”

UW-Platteville Assistant Professor Mark Miner, coordinator for both programs, said, “This is a monumental accomplishment for our two safety programs; it validates at the national level what we are doing here at UW-Platteville."

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 Associate Safety Professional exam blueprint. Any UW-Platteville graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology Management, BCSM or OSM emphasis may apply for the GSP; details are available at Graduate Safety Practitioner.