The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Foundation and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) are entering into a collaborative partnership to protect the safety and health of our nation’s young workers. The signing of a new 5-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) occurred today at NIOSH offices in Washington DC.
The partnership between NIOSH and the BCSP Foundation will involve outreach to educators, high school counselors, businesses, labor organizations and trades. NIOSH and the BCSP Foundation will also work together to develop an assessment tool for the online training, analyze student assessment data, and evaluate the effectiveness of the training to increase young workers’ safety competence. The joint activities between NIOSH and the BCSP Foundation may contribute to a downstream reduction in injuries among young workers and help ensure the health and well-being of the emerging workforce.
More information on the NIOSH young worker curriculum, Youth@ Work-Talking Safety, can be found at: www.cdc.gov/niosh/talkingsafety.
The BCSP Foundation, working in concert with BCSP, is dedicated to advancing the field through strategic investment in Professional Advancement, Innovation and Research, and the Youth Safety Institute. Learn more at www.bcspfoundation.org.
NIOSH is the federal institute that conducts research and makes recommendations for preventing work-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths. For more information about NIOSH visit www.cdc.gov/niosh.
Photo 1: NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard and BCSP Board President Linda Martin, CSP, SMS, ASP, OHST, CHST, STSC, CET
Photo 2: Dr. Rebecca Guerin, Education and Information Division-NIOSH
Photo 3 (L-R): BCSP Board President Linda Martin, CSP, SMS, ASP, OHST, CHST, STSC, CET; NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard; and BCSP CEO Dr. Treasa Turnbeaugh, CSP, ASP, CET, CAE, IOM