OSHA forms alliance with BCSP to protect workers’ safety and health

OSHA forms alliance with BCSP to protect workers’ safety and health

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) together with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has formed an alliance to provide BCSP certification holders and other practitioners with information and guidance to protect workers’ health and safety.

The two-year agreement will allow BCSP to work with OSHA to engage safety and health professionals and their employers in Agency outreach initiatives like the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.

BCSP will contribute in the development of OSHA resources to help small and medium-sized businesses in identifying situations that may benefit from a safety and health professional’s expertise, and finding the right professional to help.

“Assuring the safety and health of working men and women, and ensuring that safety professionals have the tools to do so, are the foundation of our respective organizations,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt.

“We look forward to working with BCSP to promote the education and training needed by professionals who help protect workers in America.”

BCSP sets technical competency criteria and certifies safety, health and environmental practitioners worldwide. The organization mentors over 38,000 certification holders and others interested in the occupational safety and health profession.

OSHA promotes collaborative relationships through the Alliance Program with organizations committed to worker safety and health to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. Alliance partners help OSHA reach targeted audiences such as employers and workers in high-hazard industries, and give them better access to workplace safety and health tools and information.