CRSP & Director of HSE at Strike Group, Announced as Volunteer of the Year for 2015

Date Posted: 
September 28, 2015


Mississauga, ON, September 28, 2015 – The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) is pleased to announce CRSP Scott Desautels as Volunteer of the Year for 2015. Scott is the Director of Health Safety and Environment at Strike Group. He has been a CRSP since 1999, and has served as the Chair of the Regional Screening Centre for Alberta South since 2007.

The award was presented Monday, September 21 at the annual CSSE Professional Development Conference Awards Breakfast that took place in Ottawa at the Westin hotel.

Scott, who has interviewed dozens of candidates for certification, was selected for his commitment to the industry and the designation and has repeatedly emphasized the fundamental values of being and becoming a CRSP.

“Being a CRSP means credibility but more importantly accountability,” says Scott.  “I’m honoured that I can make my contribution to finding and screening some of the best candidates.”

Mr. Desautels holds a Civil Engineering Diploma from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) and an Applied Science Certificate in Health and Safety from the University of Alberta.

The Board’s Volunteer of the Year program was initiated in 2001 in conjunction with its 25th anniversary and the United Nation’s “Year of the Volunteer”. To be eligible, candidates must be a CRSP® in good standing, must have served in one or more volunteer capacities with the BCRSP other than the Governing Board and must have been a volunteer for a minimum of five years.

About the BCRSP

The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) is a federally incorporated self-regulating, self-governing, ISO 17024 accredited and ISO 9001 certified organisation established in 1976. The BCRSP sets the standard for the certification of occupational health and safety professionals in Canada to create the healthiest and safest workplaces in the world. Professionalism, high standards, continuous learning, and an established Code of Ethics drive the BCRSP. The BCRSP grants the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) ® credential to individuals who successfully complete the certification process through application assessment, interview and examination. The Board governs its certificants in order that the public interest may be served and protected.

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Nikki Wright, BA (Hons), CAE
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The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP)