Working Together to Advance the Safety Profession

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) frequently works alongside other organizations that share an interest in the advancement of safety, health and environmental practice and practitioners.

BCSP Sponsoring Organizations

Sponsoring organizations affiliated with BCSP provide a valuable service to the certification process by helping to ensure that the governance of BCSP includes broad representation from across the safety profession. Affiliated sponsoring organizations nominate individuals to serve on the BCSP Board of Directors. These organizations do not provide funding or support to BCSP or its operations. They do provide their members with a variety of member services, including journals, conferences, continuing education courses, books, and many other valuable services for safety professionals.

BCSP Industry Partnerships

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has formal partnership agreements with the Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC)Associated General Contractors of America (AGC); International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers and Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT); and Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA).

As part of these agreements, BCSP and collaborators have committed to supporting safety and health competency at all levels of workplace organization. BCSP and partners will utilize technology to disseminate information on management systems, best practices, and career opportunities in safety and health. They will provide support for students to enter safety and health academic programs, encourage organizations’ use of certification, participate in events where safety and health are addressed, and facilitate the transfer of relevant occupational safety and health research findings to the body of knowledge of safety and health professionals.

Each agreement can be read in this page’s resources section.

BCSP Government Partnerships

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) established a partnership in 2012, signing a formal BCSP-NIOSH Agreement with the goal of improving occupational safety and health at workplaces throughout the United States. 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.

BCSP partnered with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as part of the OSHA Alliance in 2018. Through the Alliance, OSHA and BCSP work to provide BCSP certification holders and others with information, guidance, and access to resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).

Partnership Campaigns and Resources

Campaigns Resources
MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY

Motor vehicle-related incidents are consistently the leading cause of work-related fatalities in the US. NIOSH provides resources on motor vehicle safety.

PREVENTING HARM FROM BACKING VEHICLES

Operate construction vehicles safely using NIOSH's Preventing Worker Injuries and Deaths from Backing Construction Vehicles and Equipment at Roadway Construction Worksites.

FALL PREVENTION CAMPAIGN

Falls are the number one cause of construction-worker fatalities. To turn this problem around, connect with the Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction.

FALL PREVENTION THROUGH DESIGN

Stop falls with NIOSH's Preventing Falls from Heights through the Design of Embedded Safety Features.

USING AERIAL LIFTS

Popular at construction, warehousing, and many other jobsites, learn about the fall-related risks and recommended safe work practices associated with aerial lifts by visiting the new NIOSH Aerial Lifts webpage.

LADDER SAFETY APP

The NIOSH Ladder Safety app for mobile devices analyzes ladder safety on site, providing ladder safety tools, information, reference materials, and training resources as well.

OCCUPATIONAL VIOLENCE

Prevent workplace violence with NIOSH's occupational violence resources, including a new online course for nurses.

PROTECTING THE SAFETY OF HOME BUILDING WORKERS

Promote safety on you work site with these simple solutions (English/Spanish).


NAIL GUN SAFETY

Combat nail gun injuries with these six practices outlined by NIOSH (English/Spanish).


PREVENTING FATIGUE IN SHIFT WORK AND LONG HOURS

NIOSH provides important training material regarding shift work, long work hours, and related workplace fatigue issues and relay strategies. See the NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours and the Interim NIOSH Training for Emergency Responders: Reducing Risks Associated with Long Work Hours.

Campaigns Resources
OSHA ALLIANCE

BCSP is part of the OSHA Alliance, entailing specific areas of collaboration outlined online here.

ALLIANCE RELATED DOCUMENTS

As BCSP participates in the OSHA Alliance, related documents may be found online here.


SAFE + SOUND CAMPAIGN

Join the Safe + Sound Campaign to learn more about how, through the identification and control of job-related hazards that can lead to injuries and illnesses, safety and health programs improve small- and medium-sized businesses' safety and health performance, save money, and improve competitiveness.


RECOMMENDED PRACTICES FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH PROGRAMS

The Recommended Practices present a step-by-step approach to implementing a safety and health program, built around seven core elements that make up a successful program.

NATIONAL SAFETY STAND-DOWN

Join the national effort to prevent falls in construction through participation in the National Safety Stand-Down.

FALL PREVENTION EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS AND RESOURCES

OSHA provides a collection of fall prevention educational materials and resources for workers and employers.

 

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