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Tip your hard hats: Salyer earns impressive safety certifications

Published Aug. 28, 2014
Ryne Salyer, Louisville District safety and occupational health specialist, is pictured during 2011 flood emergency response.

Ryne Salyer, Louisville District safety and occupational health specialist, is pictured during 2011 flood emergency response.

Ryne Salyer, Louisville District safety and occupational health specialist, construction division, recently achieved two prestigious safety certifications.

In July, Salyer passed the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) examination, joining an elite group of safety professionals. Salyer is one of only 18 CSPs in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

"The CSP certification is the most sought after safety certification in the U.S. today," said Ellen Stewart, USACE Senior Safety Engineer.

According to the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, a CSP is "like the Professional Engineer designation for engineers or the Certified Public Accountant designation for accountants" in that the CSP certification marks individuals who have met educational and experience standards and passed rigorous examinations validated against the practice of hundreds of safety professionals.

"Anyone who goes into safety has this certification as their goal," said Salyer. "This is definitely an ambition that I had."

Salyer also became the first person in the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division to complete the Army’s CP12 Safety and Occupational Health Professional Certificate Program.

The criteria for the certificate include successful completion and documentation of training in 34 fundamental competencies.

"Receiving this professional certificate demonstrates Salyer’s hard work and dedication to safety and occupational health and recognizes him as a true expert in his field," said Brig. Gen. Timothy Edens, director of Army Safety and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center. "He has truly set himself apart and enriched his value as a critical advisor."