For Immediate Release Contact: Joanna Climer, 847-768-3404, jeclimer@asse.org
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals Donates Funds Toward New Scholarship Fund Within The ASSE Foundation
Des Plaines, IL (January 4, 2008) — The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Foundation recently announced a donation of $6,000 from the Savoy, IL-based Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) toward a new BCSP Scholarship Fund within the ASSE Foundation. The overall goal for the fund is to ensure one or more endowed scholarships that will be awarded annually.

The initial donation from BCSP will be applied toward the new BCSP-Glenn Daviet Scholarship, named in honor of Glenn D. Daviet, CSP, CPCU, ARM, ALCM, who passed away in July 2007. Daviet was serving as BCSP’s secretary-treasurer and had served as a BCSP director for three years. The first $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student studying safety or a safety-related field.

“BCSP is delighted to partner with the ASSE Foundation in establishing this scholarship,” said BCSP President, Paul Adams, Ph.D., CSP, P.E., CPE. “It provides the Board and our constituents the opportunity to honor the contributions and service of outstanding CSPs, while helping to support the education of future professionals. Education is one of the pillars that support professional credentialing, and this scholarship affirms the Board’s commitment to promoting academic preparation for those entering this noble profession.”

"We are very pleased and offer our thanks to the BCSP for their generous donation this year toward a new scholarship," said ASSE Foundation Chair Cynthia L. Roth, COHN. "The organization's support of the ASSE Foundation helps to provide opportunities for safety professionals and aids students pursuing degrees in the safety, health and environmental field."

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (www.bcsp.org) is recognized as the leader in high-quality credentialing for safety, health, and environmental practitioners in order to enhance the safety of people, property, and the environment. The Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®) certification is the premier credential for safety professionals. BCSP, governed by 13 directors with seven membership organizations, establishes standards for and verifies minimum competency in professional safety practice. It also evaluates CSPs for compliance with re-certification requirements. Since 1969, nearly 20,000 individuals have achieved, and more than 11,000 hold, the CSP credential. BCSP is an accredited, non-profit corporation chartered in Illinois, with headquarters in Savoy.

The American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation, established by and in partnership with the American Society of Safety Engineers, generates funding and provides resources for scholarship, applied research, academic accreditation, and related academic initiatives in order to advance the safety, health, and environmental profession. For more information on the Foundation and its programs visit www.asse.org/foundation.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 31,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education. For more information please go to www.asse.org.
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