Advancing the Safety Profession Globally

BCSP certifications are recognized as “Gold Standard” safety certifications around the world, protecting and developing workers, informing the development of international safety, health and environmental (SH&E) standards, and contributing to the international advancement of the safety profession.

International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust (IMPACT)

IMPACT is a BCSP Partner representing Iron Workers and contractors based in Canada and the United States. Each organization uses their collaborative efforts, expertise, technologies, and resources to provide competency-based certifications to advance the safety of members and signatory contractor personnel.

As part of BCSP and IMPACT’s collaborative efforts, the involved organizations are developing strategies and outreach programs to service members and signatory contractors in remote areas throughout Canada and the United States.

Iron workers may pursue BCSP’s Safety Trained Supervisor Construction (STSC) certification through IMPACT's STSC Certification Program.

International Network of Safety & Health Practitioner Organisations (INSHPO)

INSHPO is a global alliance of professional occupational safety and health (OSH) organizations with which BCSP is affiliated. It is the global voice for the occupational Safety & Health profession and acts as a forum for international collaboration among professional organizations to improve safety and health at work.

All professions must have professional standards – for ethical practice, educational learning outcomes in baccalaureate programs, credentials, and other factors affecting an individual’s qualifications. INSHPO is developing a Global Competency Framework for the OSH Professional – setting international standards for OSH professionals.

Key component areas where BCSP most relates to the INSHPO mission are the Global OSH Body of Knowledge and core competencies for OSH practitioners.

Special Consultative Status with the United Nations

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.

Credential Recognition

To advance safety professionals around the globe, BCSP maintains credential agreements, memoranda of understanding, and other forms of credential recognition with organizations that share the goal of ensuring safety through the professional development of safety practitioners. These agreements assist safety professionals who hold reputable credentials achieve the internationally accredited Certified Safety Professional® (CSP) certification.

Details on these organizations, as well as their agreements with BCSP, can be found on this page’s resources section.

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