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Published on Monday, February 5, 2018
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have formed an alliance to provide information and guidance to safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) practitioners and other stakeholders so they can best protect workers’ safety and health.
During the two-year agreement, BCSP will work with OSHA to engage safety and health professionals and their employers in Agency outreach initiatives, such as the Safe + Sound Campaign and the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. BCSP will also contribute in the development of OSHA resources to assist small and medium-sized employers in identifying situations that may benefit from a safety and health professional’s expertise, and finding the right professional to help.
"As BCSP provides safety practitioners the opportunity to demonstrate their experience, skills, and knowledge through quality, accredited certification, and OSHA supplies stakeholders with guidelines and resources to strengthen their safety programs, this alliance is a natural fit for the two organizations," said BCSP CEO Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh, CSP, ASP, CET, IOM, CAE. "By enhancing careers and advancing the profession, BCSP and OSHA's combined initiative will better protect people, property, and the environment."
BCSP sets technical competency criteria and certifies safety, health, and environmental practitioners worldwide. The organization has approximately 45,000 active credentials, those who hold them engaged in advancing the occupational safety and health profession.
Through its Alliance Program, OSHA fosters collaborative relationships with groups committed to worker safety and health, such as trade and professional organizations, unions, consulates, faith- and community-based organizations, businesses, and educational institutions, to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. Alliance partners help OSHA reach targeted audiences, such as employers and workers in high-hazard industries, and give them better access to workplace safety and health tools and information.
L-R: BCSP CEO Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh, CSP, ASP, CET, CAE, IOM; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt; BCSP Board President Linda Martin, CSP, SMS, ASP, OHST, CHST, STSC, CET