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Published on Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and the National Center for International Cooperation in Work Safety, State Administration of Work Safety (NCICS-SAWS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to improve occupational safety and health at workplaces throughout the United States and China.
BCSP and NCICS-SAWS will "use their collaborative efforts and expertise to improve the protection of workers.... through effective prevention strategies and technologies, and to encourage students and other professionals to choose occupational safety and health as a career and advance their competency in that field."
To realize these goals, each organization will develop and disseminate information on safety management systems and best practices in safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) practice; participate in SH&E conferences and other events; and promote and facilitate the transfer of SH&E research findings to best practices and to the body of knowledge of safety and health professionals.
Additionally, BCSP and NCICS-SAWS will support SH&E competency, including competency certifications, in all levels of workplace organizations, as well as collaborate with employers and regulatory agencies regarding the benefits of mandating certification in project safety requirements. This includes mutual promotion of BCSP's Certified Safety Professional® (CSP®) and NCICS-SAWS's Certified Safety Engineer (CSE) credentials.
In conjunction with this partnership, BCSP officially recognized the CSE as meeting the credential requirement for the CSP. Individuals who hold the CSE and meet the CSP's education and experience requirements may waive the ASP examination and apply directly for the CSP.
"With this memorandum, both BCSP and NCICS-SAWS's ability to ensure workplace safety is multiplied," explains BCSP Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh, CSP, ASP, CET, CAE. "By sharing our knowledge, and increasing our understanding of the practice of safety, we advance the safety profession and create a safer world."
For further information on these developments, read the BCSP-NCICS-SAWS Memorandum of Understanding and the BCSP Announcement of ASP Examination Waiver for CSEs.