In My Own Words - Dave Elniski, CRSP

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Dave Elniski, CRSP

I’m Dave Elniski (he/they), MA, CRSP, CTSP, ATCL, and I’m proud to be a CRSP holder. Once I got into the safety profession, it didn’t take me long to learn about the value in this designation, and I was happy to have obtained it in 2022.

Before getting into safety, I was working in the trucking industry as a long-haul flatbed truck driver. This role morphed into driver instructing and mentorship, and I was eventually hired as the company’s fleet safety manager and completed the Alberta Motor Transport Association’s (AMTA’s) Certified Transportation Professional Designation (CTSP). This gave me a strong foundation in fleet safety.

I was also taking occupational health and safety (OHS) courses, and I wanted to obtain the CRSP designation as part of my professional development since my role involved more than fleet management. I was managing the health and safety system, too, and wanted to be able to showcase my skills in this area, which led me to pursue my CRSP.

My CRSP designation has served me well in my career. It is well-recognized in my industry (and many others!), and gives me greater credibility in my role as a safety advisor with the AMTA. I’m often working with new companies to assist them with fleet-specific and general OHS concerns, and the designation helps me establish credibility sooner when meeting new clients. Plus, the requirements for ongoing professional development align with my belief that continual learning is essential for safety professionals.

So, I’m proud to hold the CRSP, and am happy to help, in any ways I can, with individuals considering going down this road. Feel free to reach out!