I have never been the type of person that thought much about having letters after my name on my business card. I was good at what I did, and my career was progressing nicely. Why put the time, effort, and strain on my family to work towards getting a safety certification?
When I started in safety 20+ years ago, having a safety certification was only needed for the consultants. Most of us working in the field level didn’t have a degree in safety, and it was difficult find affordable options. So, I put off doing it.
That was a mistake I made that I don’t want to see you make the same one.
Start early and make continuous progress toward your degree and safety certification.
In this episode, I tell you about the wall I hit in my career several years ago. Where I was getting approached for better opportunities, but my lack of a certification stalled the conversations.
I now know better and have some insight into the different programs available. I give you my perspective as a person who has hired 10+ safety managers, specialists, and administrators. Knowing how to set yourself apart from the pack of resumes can help you land that dream safety job.
Investing in improving your own knowledge base is the best investment you can make. Every year you need to plan what continuing education you are going to get; whether your employer will pay for it or not.
Never stop investing in yourself and your own education.
Highlights From This Episode:
- Are certifications in safety worth getting
- Why certifications are important
- Type of degree you should get
- How to recognize an excellent certification to get
- Getting a degree in Safety, what programs make a difference
- Roadmap to get started
Hi, I'm Brye (rhymes with sky)! I am a self-proclaimed safety geek with two decades of general industry safety experience. Specializing in bringing safety programs to a world-class level and building a safety culture, I have trained and coached many safety managers, just like you, on how to effectively manage workplace safety in the real world. I would love to help you too.