OSHA has formed an alliance with The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), with the aim of providing information and guidance to safety, health and environmental (SH&E) practitioners and other stakeholders to protect workers’ safety and health. The terms of the agreement are for two years.
BCSP will work with OSHA to engage safety and health professionals and their employers in Agency outreach initiatives, such as the Safe + Sound Campaign and the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. BCSP will also contribute in the development of OSHA resources to assist small and medium-sized employers in identifying situations that may benefit from a safety and health professional’s expertise, and finding the right professional to help.
This initiative aims to better protect people, property and the environment, explains Treas Turnbeaugh, CEO of BCSP.
BCSP sets technical competency criteria and certifies safety, health and environmental practitioners worldwide. The organization has approximately 45,000 active credentials, those who hold them engaged in advancing the occupational safety and health profession.
Through its Alliance Program, OSHA fosters collaborative relationships with groups committed to worker safety and health, such as trade and professional organizations, unions, consulates, faith- and community-based organizations, businesses, and educational institutions, to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. Alliance partners help OSHA reach targeted audiences.