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Published on Thursday, February 16, 2017
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently renewed their partnership to collaborate on the development of safety and health professionals and improve occupational safety and health at workplaces throughout the United States.
"BCSP is honored to continue our partnership with NIOSH in assisting to advance this profession and protect the public," said BCSP Board President Chris Patton, CSP, ASP.
"NIOSH and BCSP share a common goal of ensuring occupational safety," said NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard. "Accredited certification is valuable to safety practice, as it attests to certification holders' competencies and requires ongoing education to keep workers free from harm."
At a time in which industry demands a greater number of safety professionals, this partnership encourages students to pursue safety as a career. BCSP and NIOSH will further collaborate in sharing effective prevention strategies and technology and to strengthen practitioner competency.
As part of the agreement, BCSP and NIOSH work cooperatively in:
The full agreement is available online here.
For information on BCSP's partners and access to shared NIOSH resources, see the BCSP Partners webpage.