Working Together to Advance the Safety Profession

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) frequently works alongside other organizations that share an interest in the advancement of safety, health and environmental practice and practitioners.

BCSP Sponsoring Organizations

Sponsoring organizations affiliated with BCSP provide a valuable service to the certification process by helping to ensure that the governance of BCSP includes broad representation from across the safety profession. Affiliated sponsoring organizations nominate individuals to serve on the BCSP Board of Directors. These organizations do not provide funding or support to BCSP or its operations. They do provide their members with a variety of member services, including journals, conferences, continuing education courses, books, and many other valuable services for safety professionals.

AGC-BCSP Partnership

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) established a partnership in January 2015, improving occupational safety and health (OSH) at construction worksites.

As part of the AGC-BCSP Partnership Agreement, the organizations utilize technology to disseminate information on management systems, best practices, and career opportunities in OSH. They provide support for students to enter OSH academic programs, encourage organizations’ use of certification, participate in events where safety and health are addressed, and facilitate the transfer of relevant occupational safety and health research findings to the body of knowledge of safety and health professionals.

BCSP-IMPACT Partnership

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, and Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT) established a collaborative partnership in February 2015, advancing safety among those working in the trade.

The BCSP-IMPACT Partnership Agreement established collaborative efforts in several areas, not limited to: Sharing information on safety management systems, outlining the benefits of competency-based certifications, developing career opportunities, collaboration with project owners and regulatory agencies regarding the benefits of mandating certifications project safety requirements, and reaching out to service members and signatory contractors in remote areas of the US and Canada.

Iron workers may pursue BCSP’s Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC) certification through IMPACT's STSC Certification Program.

BCSP-NIOSH Partnership

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) established a partnership in 2012, signing a formal BCSP-NIOSH Agreement (PDF) with the goal of improving occupational safety and health at workplaces throughout the United States. BCSP and NIOSH utilize expertise in effective prevention strategies and technology as part of this collaborative effort. The partnership also encourages students to pursue safety as a career, and advances their competency in that field.

Campaigns

 

Resources

Motor Vehicle Safety

Motor vehicle-related incidents are consistently the leading cause of work-related fatalities in the US. NIOSH provides resources on motor vehicle safety.


Fall Prevention Campaign

Falls are the number one cause of construction-worker fatalities. To turn this problem around, connect with the Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction.


Using Aerial Lifts

Popular at construction, warehousing, and many other jobsites, learn about the fall-related risks and recommended safe work practices associated with aerial lifts by visiting the new NIOSH Aerial Lifts webpage.


Occupational Violence

Prevent workplace violence with NIOSH's occupational violence resources, including a new online course for nurses.


National Safety Stand-Down

Join the national effort to prevent falls in construction through participation in the National Safety Stand-Down.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Preventing Harm From Backing Vehicles

Operate construction vehicles safely using NIOSH's Preventing Worker Injuries and Deaths from Backing Construction Vehicles and Equipment at Roadway Construction Worksites.


Fall Prevention Through Design

Stop falls with NIOSH's Preventing Falls from Heights through the Design of Embedded Safety Features.


Ladder Safety App

The NIOSH Ladder Safety app for mobile devices analyzes ladder safety on site, providing ladder safety tools, information, reference materials, and training resources as well.


Protecting the Safety of Home Building Workers

Promote safety on you work site with these simple solutions (English/Spanish).


Nail Gun Safety

Combat nail gun injuries with these six practices outlined by NIOSH (English/Spanish).


Preventing Fatigue in Shift Work and Long Hours

NIOSH provides important training material regarding shift work, long work hours, and related workplace fatigue issues and relay strategies. See the NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours and the Interim NIOSH Training for Emergency Responders: Reducing Risks Associated with Long Work Hours.

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