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.
As part of BCSP's partnership with AGC, the organizations provide an outline of the elements of an exemplary safety program as part of the Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) Safety Management Best Practices.
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).