The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently renewed their partnership to collaborate on the development of safety and health professionals and improve occupational safety and health at workplaces throughout the United States.
“BCSP is honored to continue our partnership with NIOSH in assisting to advance this profession and protect the public,” said BCSP Board President Chris Patton, CSP, ASP.
“NIOSH and BCSP share a common goal of ensuring occupational safety,” said NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard. “Accredited certification is valuable to safety practice, as it attests to certification holders’ competencies and requires ongoing education to keep workers free from harm.”
At a time in which industry demands a greater number of safety professionals, this partnership encourages students to pursue safety as a career. BCSP and NIOSH will further collaborate in sharing effective prevention strategies and technology and to strengthen practitioner competency.
As part of the agreement, BCSP and NIOSH work cooperatively in:
- Developing and disseminating information on management systems and best practices for occupational safety and health, and career opportunities in safety and health through print and electronic media, including NIOSH and BCSP websites.
- Strengthening recruiting efforts for students to enter occupational safety and health technical, undergraduate and graduate programs.
- Participating in conferences, meetings and other key events where worker safety and health, and safety and health practitioners’ professional development are addressed.
- Promoting and facilitating the transfer of relevant occupational safety and health research findings and prevention-through-design (PtD) to practices and the body of knowledge of safety and health professionals.
The full agreement is available online here.
For information on BCSP’s partners and access to shared NIOSH resources, see the BCSP Partners webpage.
Photo: BCSP Board President Chris Patton, CSP, ASP, left; and NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard, right, renew the BCSP-NIOSH Partnership.