Briggs Equipment US announced that David P. Consider, director of safety and facilities, has received the designation of Associate Safety Professional (ASP) from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. This is the first step toward the highly distinguished Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation held by an elite group of safety professionals. Consider, who has been with Briggs Equipment US for six years, is the only Briggs employee with this designation.
“We are thrilled that David has completed all the requirements necessary to achieve his ASP designation,” said Mike Winemiller, president, Briggs Equipment US. “David is a highly respected industry professional who is committed to ensuring that safety is our top priority. At Briggs, safety is an important part of the strategy we employ to help our customers be more proactive in their approach to safety.”
To become an ASP, Consider was required to meet certain academic, educational and work experience requirements and take the safety fundamentals exam, which he passed in June 2010. He is planning to take the safety comprehensive exam for the CSP designation next year.
“This designation allows me to raise my level of expertise, competency and credibility within the professional safety field while enhancing Briggs’ reputation with our current and future customers,” said Consider.
Consider has a diverse range of work experience in the safety, health and environmental profession across multiple industries. He previously worked for NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) and has held positions in the mining industry in both underground and surface limestone and lime operations, asphalt operations, specialty steel industry, construction, abatement, demolition, consulting and also as a part-time instructor at the college level.
In addition to his new ASP designation, Consider also touts training credentials as an Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) outreach instructor for both construction and general industry and a Mine Safety & Health Administration instructor. With these qualifications, he is able to teach the next generation about the role safety plays on construction job sites, in industry facilities and within the mining industry.
A member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Consider earned both a Bachelor of Science in business management and a Master of Science in safety management from West Virginia University.