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Published on Monday, October 1, 2018
"NIOSH has a long history of collaboration with the BCSP. This new partnership with the BCSP Foundation allows us to extend our work and share a vision for preparing current and future generations of workers with the knowledge and skills they need to contribute to and benefit from safe, healthy and productive workplaces," said NIOSH Director John Howard, MD.
The partnership between NIOSH and the BCSP Foundation will involve outreach to educators, high school counselors, businesses, labor organizations and trades. NIOSH and the BCSP Foundation will also work together to develop an assessment tool for the online training, analyze student assessment data, and evaluate the effectiveness of the training to increase young workers' safety competence. The joint activities between NIOSH and the BCSP Foundation may contribute to a downstream reduction in injuries among young workers and help ensure the health and well-being of the emerging workforce.
More information on young worker safety and health can be found at: www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/youth and www.bcspfoundation.org/youth-safety-institute.
More information on the NIOSH young worker curriculum, [email protected] Work-Talking Safety, can be found at: www.cdc.gov/niosh/talkingsafety.
The BCSP Foundation, working in concert with BCSP, is dedicated to advancing the field through strategic investment in Professional Advancement, Innovation and Research, and the Youth Safety Institute. Learn more at www.bcspfoundation.org.
NIOSH is the federal institute that conducts research and makes recommendations for preventing work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. For more information about NIOSH visit www.cdc.gov/niosh.
Photo 1: NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard and BCSP Board President Linda Martin, CSP, SMS, ASP, OHST, CHST, STSC, CET
Photo 2: Dr. Rebecca Guerin, Education and Information Division-NIOSH
Photo 3 (L-R): BCSP Board President Linda Martin, CSP, SMS, ASP, OHST, CHST, STSC, CET; NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard; and BCSP CEO Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh, CSP, ASP, CET, CAE, IOM