Samantha Kay Hedrick, of Ellington, Missouri, recently completed a Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) certification. Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification encompasses all elements of safety, including environmental and occupational health, risk management, fire protection, legal/regulatory requirements, and professional affairs.

Safety issues have become more complex, and today’s safety professional must continually be better qualified. BCSP credential holders are among the most highly trained, educated, and experienced individuals in the safety field. Achieving BCSP certification shows that the individual has mastered the core competency required for a professional safety practice, according to BCSP.

“My hands-on job training and experience with Doe Run were essential to prepare me for this safety certification,” said Hedrick, CSP, environmental, health and safety specialist at The Doe Run Company’s Resource Recycling facility. “I am looking forward to putting what I learned through the certification program into practice to keep employees up to date on the industry’s latest safety practices.”

This highly respected certification is awarded by BCSP to individuals who meet eligibility and experience criteria in the SH&E discipline and have passed a rigorous examination. Certified professionals must also recertify every five years to maintain certification, ensuring they remain knowledgeable in their practice.

BCSP’s chief executive officer, Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh, CSP, ASP, CET, CAE, comments that, “It is critical to maintain competent individuals within the safety, health, and environmental industry because of the impact they have on the safety of workers and the public.”

Hedrick also received her Associate Safety Professional (ASP) certification in 2016. Both the CSP and ASP require specific education and experience qualifications in order to be eligible to take the certification exam.

About The Doe Run Company

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, The Doe Run Company is a privately held natural resources company and a global provider of lead, copper and zinc concentrates. Dedicated to environmentally responsible mineral and metal production, Doe Run operates one of the world’s largest, single-site lead recycling centers, located in Boss, Missouri, and mines from one of the world’s largest lead mining districts, also in Missouri. The Doe Run Company and its subsidiaries deliver products and services necessary to provide power, protection and convenience. Doe Run has operations in Missouri, Washington and Arizona. For more information, visit and

About The Board of Certified Safety Professionals

BCSP is recognized as a leader in high-quality credentialing for safety, health and environmental practitioners (SH&E). BCSP establishes standards for and verifies competency in professional safety practice and evaluates certificants for compliance with recertification requirements. All certifications are accredited or in the process of becoming accredited. BCSP maintains the highest accreditations for its certifications, proving their value through independent, third-party evaluations. Since 1969, over 58,000 individuals have achieved the CSP, ASP, SMS, OHST, CHST, STS, STSC or CET credential. BCSP is a not-for-profit corporation with headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.