Advancing the Safety Profession Globally

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.

Advancing the Safety Profession Globally

BCSP certifications are recognized as “Gold Standard” safety certifications around the world, protecting and developing workers, informing the development of international safety, health and environmental (SH&E) standards, and contributing to the international advancement of the safety profession.

International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT)

IMPACT is a BCSP Partner representing Iron Workers and contractors based in Canada and the United States. Each organization uses their collaborative efforts, expertise, technologies, and resources to provide competency-based certifications to advance the safety of members and signatory contractor personnel.

As part of BCSP and IMPACT’s collaborative efforts, the involved organizations are developing strategies and outreach programs to service members and signatory contractors in remote areas throughout Canada and the United States.

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

International Network of Safety & Health Practitioner Organisations (INSHPO)

INSHPO is a global alliance of professional occupational safety and health (OSH) organizations with which BCSP is affiliated. It is the global voice for the occupational Safety & Health profession and acts as a forum for international collaboration among professional organizations to improve safety and health at work.

All professions must have professional standards – for ethical practice, educational learning outcomes in baccalaureate programs, credentials, and other factors affecting an individual’s qualifications. INSHPO is developing a Global Competency Framework for the OSH Professional – setting international standards for OSH professionals.

Key component areas where BCSP most relates to the INSHPO mission are the Global OSH Body of Knowledge and core competencies for OSH practitioners.

Special Consultative Status with the United Nations

BCSP has been granted special consultative status by the United Nations (UN), enabling BCSP to actively engage with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), its subsidiary bodies, as well as the UN Secretariat, programs, funds and agencies.

As part of special consultative status, ECOSOC and its members may consult with BCSP as a source of expert information with special competence in the protection of people, property and the environment.

Credential Recognition

To advance safety professionals around the globe, BCSP maintains credential agreements, memoranda of understanding, and other forms of credential recognition with organizations that share the goal of ensuring safety through the professional development of safety practitioners. These agreements assist safety professionals who hold reputable credentials achieve the internationally accredited Certified Safety Professional® (CSP) certification.

Details on these organizations, as well as their agreements with BCSP, can be found on this page’s resources section.

BCSP's International Initiatives

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.

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

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.

Occupational Violence

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

Resources

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.

Ladder Safety App

The NIOSH Ladder Safety app for mobile devices can help detect hazards. Now available in Spanish.

Fall Prevention Through Design

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

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).

International Network of Safety & Health Practitioner Organisations (INSHPO)

INSHPO logoINSHPO is a global alliance of professional occupational safety and health (OSH) organizations with which BCSP is affiliated. INSHPO’s mission is to advance Occupational Safety & Health through the exchange of evidence-based practices and the development of a harmonized framework for the profession.

All professions must have professional standards – for ethical practice, educational learning outcomes in baccalaureate programs, credentials, and other factors affecting an individual’s qualifications. INSHPO is developing a Global Competency Framework for the OSH Professional – an international standard for OSH professionals.

Key components in the INSHPO mission are the Global OSH Body of Knowledge and core competencies for OSH practitioners.

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