Jennifer Kopsie, CD & Associates, Safety Certification Achievements
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, September 2018: One of CD & Associates’ Construction Safety and Health Specialists, Jennifer Kopsie, successfully passed the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) Exam on September 28, 2018. The CHST is a nationally recognized third party safety certification for safety professionals practicing in the construction field. The CHST certification is designed for individuals who demonstrate competency in health and safety activities devoted to the prevention of construction illnesses and injuries.
In the past twenty years, the responsibilities of safety professionals have expanded. Safety issues have become more complex and today’s safety professionals must be better qualified. BCSP credential holders are among the most highly trained, educated, and experienced individuals in the safety field.
Jennifer joined CD & Associates’ West Point Team in June 2018 as a Safety and Health Specialist. She has worked in construction safety for more than 3 years; prior to joining CD & Associates, Jennifer worked as a safety professional in the heavy and high-rise concrete construction industry, petroleum refinery industry and crane and rigging field. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from Philadelphia University.
“Jennifer seeks to understand the work and the situation; she comes to the table with challenges and has solutions/suggestions/alternatives to offer the Project Teams. Jennifer has established a good rapport with contractors and Superintendents in both the planning and execution phases of construction. With Jennifer, it’s about doing the right thing for workers and our client; the West Point Team calls this ‘People Come First.’”
~Thomas Hubicki, Safety and Health Manager, CD & Associates
Individuals with the CHST help employers implement safety programs at the worker level through supervisory, safety committee or similar safety and health leadership roles. Safety tasks often include monitoring for job hazards, helping ensure regulatory compliance, training employees in safety practices, performing safety documentation tasks, coordinating corrections for identified safety hazards within or among work groups, and communicating with safety specialists or management.