Associate Safety Professional


Associate Safety Professional

An ASP may hold positions at the technical level or program management level and may directly supervise employees. Your knowledge of safety concepts and expertise in fundamental safety assurance methodologies can make you a key member of a project, operational, or design team. An ASP may be called upon to coordinate safety activities, conduct basic safety analyses, identify hazardous situations, and recommend or oversee implementation of risk reduction measures.

  • 1. General chemistry concepts (e.g., nomenclature, balancing chemical equations, chemical reactions, ideal gas law, and pH)
  • 2. Electrical principles (e.g., Ohms law, power, impedance, energy, resistance, and circuits)
  • 3. Principles of radioactivity (e.g., radioactive decay, half-life, source strength, concentration, and inverse square law)
  • 4. Storage capacity calculations
  • 5. Rigging and load calculations
  • 6. Ventilation and system design
  • 7. Noise hazards
  • 8. Climate and environmental conditions (e.g., Wet-bulb Globe Temperature [WBGT], wind chill, and heat stress)
  • 9. Fall protection calculations
  • 10.General physics concepts (e.g., force, acceleration, velocity, momentum, and friction)
  • 11. Financial principles (e.g., cost-benefit analysis, cost of risk, life cycle cost, return on investment, and effects of losses)
  • 12. Descriptive statistics (e.g., central tendency, variability, and probability)
  • 13. Lagging indicators (e.g., incidence rates, lost time, and direct costs of incidents)
  • 14. Leading indicators (e.g., inspection frequency, safety interventions, employee performance evaluations,
    training frequency, near miss, near hit, and close-call reporting)
  • 1. Hierarchy of hazard controls
  • 2. Risk transfer (e.g., insurance and outsourcing – such as incident management or subcontracting)
  • 3. Management of change
  • 4. Hazard and risk analysis methods (e.g., preliminary hazard analysis, subsystem hazard analysis, hazard and operability analysis,
    failure mode and effects analysis, fault tree analysis, fishbone, what-if and checklist analysis, change analysis, energy trace
    and barrier [ETBS] analysis, and systematic cause analysis technique [SCAT])
  • 5. Process safety management
  • 6. Fleet safety principles (e.g., driver behavior, defensive driving, distracted driving, fatigue, and vehicle safety features)
  • 7. Hazard Communication and Globally Harmonized System
  • 8. Control of hazardous energy (e.g., lockout/tagout)
  • 9. Excavation, trenching, and shoring
  • 10. Confined space
  • 11. Physical security
  • 12. Fall protection
  • 13. Machine guarding
  • 14. Powered industrial vehicles (e.g., trucks, forklifts, and cranes)
  • 15. Scaffolding
  • 1. Fitness for duty (e.g., fatigue and mental health)
  • 2. Stressors (e.g., environmental, lights, noise, and other conditions)
  • 3. Risk factors (e.g., repetition, force, posture, and vibration)
  • 4. Work design
  • 5. Material handling (e.g., manual, powered equipment, and lifting devices)
  • 6. Work practice controls (e.g., job rotation, work hardening, and early symptom intervention)
  • 1. Chemical (e.g., flash point and auto ignition)
  • 2. Electrical (e.g., static electricity, surge, arc flash, ground fault circuit interrupter, and grounding and bonding)
  • 3. Hot work (e.g., welding, cutting, and brazing)
  • 4. Combustible dust
  • 5. Fire science (e.g., fire pentagon, fire tetrahedron, upper and lower explosive limits)
  • 6. Detection systems
  • 7. Suppression systems, fire extinguishers, sprinkler types
  • 8. Segregation and separation (e.g., flammable materials storage and ventilation)
  • 9. Housekeeping
  • 1. Emergency, crisis, disaster response planning (e.g., drills)
  • 2. Workplace violence (e.g., shooting, bomb threat, vandalism, and verbal threats)
  • 1. Sources of biological hazards (e.g., viral, bacterial, parasitic, fungus, and mold)
  • 2. Protocol for bloodborne pathogen control
  • 3. Mutagens, teratogens, and carcinogens
  • 4. Chemical hazards (e.g., sources, assessment, control strategies, symptoms, and target organs)
  • 5. Exposure limits (e.g., Threshold Limit Value [TLV], Short-term exposure limits [STEL], Time-Weighted Average [TWA],
    Ceiling Limit, Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health [IDLH], and Action Level [AL])
  • 6. Routes of entry (e.g., inhalation, ingestion, absorption, and injection)
  • 7. Acute and chronic exposures (e.g., additive effect, synergistic effect, antagonistic effect, and potentiation effect)
  • 8. Noise
  • 9. Radiation
  • 10. Heat and cold stress
  • 1. Environmental hazards awareness (e.g., biological [mold], chemical, waste, and vermin)
  • 2. Water (e.g., storm, waste, and best practices)
  • 3. Air (e.g., quality and best practices)
  • 4. Land and conservation (e.g., solid waste, recycling, and sustainability)
  • 5. Hierarchy of conservation (e.g., reuse, recycle, and reduce)
  • 6. Environmental management system standards
  • 7. Waste removal, treatment, and disposal
  • 1. Adult learning theory and techniques
  • 2. Presentation tools (e.g., computer-based and group meeting)
  • 3. Safety culture/climate
  • 4. Data collection, needs analysis, gap analysis, and feedback
  • 5. Assessing competency
  • 1. Legal liability
  • 2. Ethical behavior (e.g., professional practice, audits, record keeping, sampling, standard writing, and BCSP Code of Ethics)
  • 3. Protection of worker privacy (e.g., information)


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