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Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) elected Ashok Garlapati as Board Member

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) elected Ashok Garlapati as Board Member

BCSP recently completed Board selection and included Ashok Garlapati, CSP as a Board Member in 2020. Garlapati will be joined by Teresa Cole, CSP and Donald Robinson, PhD, CSP, PE, ARM-E as new members of the Board of Directors.

Garlapati is a Health, Safety & Environment professional certified with CSP, QEP and CFIOSH (Chartered Fellow of IOSH, UK). He has 31 years of experience in HSE consultancy and HSE management in the oil and gas industries. He is also the Lead Auditor of the ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and ISO45001 standards and approved as an OSHA outreach Trainer. He has extensive experience in implementation of HSE management systems for process industries in line with international standards. Garlapati is a professional member of American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), and a past president of ASSP's Kuwait Chapter. He played an important role in the Kuwait Chapter's establishment in the year 2001, which has become now ASSP's largest international chapter and currently serving in its Advisory Board.

As a member of ASSP's Global Taskforce, Garlapati supported the establishment of ASSP Chapters in India, UAE, Nigeria, and Pakistan. He was a first Vice President of ASSP Global Region, which serves all 10 international chapters located around the World.

Garlapati received the Charles V. Culbertson Award, the Region VI Safety Professional of the Year Award, ASSP Presidents Award and the Edgar Monsanto Queeny Safety Professional of the Year Award and IPS SPY Award. He has been appointed by ASSP-USA as ASSP Ambassador (2013-19) and Ambassador of BCSP-USA in recognition of his professional volunteering.

Garlapati is a member of the IADC (International Association for Drilling Contractors), IOGP (International Association of Oil & Gas Producers),' IPEICA (International Petroleum Industries Environmental Conservation Association, international representative of Offshore Group of IOSH (Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, UK), Institution of Engineers- India, Safety Engineers Association of India and member of Tamil Nadu Engineers Forum Kuwait. Garlapati is currently working with Kuwait Oil Company as a HSE Consultant (Drilling & Technical Support Directorate).

BCSP’s 2020 Board of Directors includes: Teresa Cole, CSP; Joaquin M. Diaz, CSP, CHST, OHST (Vice President); V. Raymond Ferrara, CFP (Treasurer); Ashok Garlapati, CSP; Jay R. Harf, CSP; Jim S. Kreinbrink, CSP; Bruce K. Lyon, CSP, SMS; Daniel T. Lyons, CSP; Regina McMichael, CSP, CIT; Michael H. Overholt, CSP, OHST, CIT; C. Christopher Patton, CSP, SMS, ASP (Past President); Donald Robinson, CSP; Leslie R. Stockel, CSP, SMS; Mario A. Varela, CSP, ASP (President); and Treasa M. Turnbeaugh, PhD, CSP, ASP, CIT (Chief Executive Officer, Board Secretary).

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is a not-for-profit corporation recognized as a leader in high-quality, accredited credentialing for safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) practitioners. BCSP establishes standards and certifies competency criteria in professional safety practice. Since 1969, over 100,000 BCSP credentials have been achieved. In October 2019, BCSP launched an online education platform for exam training, BCSP examCORE.

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ashok garlapti
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Thank you all for your wishes and encouragement. It truly motivates me for my volunteering efforts.
Just to brief you all, I was instrumental in getting approvals of Indian Diploma in Industrial Safety (offered by State Technical Boards and CLI ) and Fire & Safety Engineering Bachelor Degree courses of Indian Universities for equivalency to ASP certification. Many Indian professionals have benefitted from this waiver in attaining their CSP certification. Please look for more information on waivers at

Let us focus on Thinking Globally and Acting Locally....

with best regards,

Shaikh Maqbul Basha M
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Congratulations Ashok garu.........................

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Nagasubramanian- KNPC
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Congratulations 💐💐
Ashok garu. For your new position Board of Director 👏👏👏
Heartfelt wishes to achieve this feet. many more to come in future. 😀

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Congratulations Mr. Ashok i wish you will get more and more success. Best Of Luck.

Bala Siva Srikanth Adivi
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Congratulations Ashok Ji. That was so wonderful to know. This is the first time that an Indian in as one of BCSP Directors. I am sure we will continue to deliver the best to the professional community. With all best wishes and affectionate hugs,

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Jeyakumar Kolappan
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Congratulations for this great achievement ..You are making India Proud in the global HSE Field ...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Congrats Ashok.. Heartfelt wishes to achieve this feet. many more to come in future.. Ganeshkumar

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Congratulations sir and wish you good luck for this new assignment.

ciju george
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
congratulations.. great achievement.

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