BCSP Granted Special Consultative Status by United Nations

Published on Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (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.

"Being granted special consultative status by the UN furthers BCSP's mission to set and certify technical competency criteria for safety, health and environmental practitioners worldwide," says BCSP's CEO, Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh, CSP, CET. "As we research and define the core competencies shared by safety professionals throughout the world, a project operating in conjunction with the International Network of Safety and Health Practitioner Organizations (INSHPO), we will now be able to more widely share our findings. The more clearly defined the skills of effective safety professionals are, the safer the world."

This development is the latest accomplishment in BCSP's goal to promote certification internationally, which includes dialogue with important organizations so that the path to safety certification is accessible to people of all cultural backgrounds.