Advancing Safety and Health Through Collaboration
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) signed a formal agreement to establish a partnership to improve occupational safety and health at workplaces throughout the United States. Since the 2012 agreement, the two organizations have worked together to assist in the development of safety and health professionals.
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.
As part of the agreement, BCSP and NIOSH work cooperatively in:
- Developing and disseminating information on management systems and best practices for occupational safety and health, and career opportunities in safety and health through print and electronic media, including NIOSH and BCSP websites.
- Strengthening recruiting efforts for students to enter occupational safety and health technical, undergraduate and graduate programs.
- Participating in conferences, meetings and other key events where worker safety and health, and safety and health practitioners’ professional development are addressed.
- Promoting and facilitating the transfer of relevant occupational safety and health research findings and prevention-through-design (PtD) to practices and the body of knowledge of safety and health professionals.
Further details on the agreement, as well as resources which are part of the collaborative effort, can be found on the right-hand column of this webpage.