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Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and the Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists (CCHEST)

(signed September 26, 2003; addendum signed September 13, 2004; renewed July 12, 2006; concluded September 26, 2007)

The OSHA, BCSP and CCHEST Alliance focuses on providing information and guidance and access to training resources regarding the value of safety and health professionalism and accredited certifications. The organizations will use their collective expertise to help enhance safety professionals' education and professional expertise and promote the value of increasing safety competency in the workplace. The Alliance's goals include:

Training and education
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop job performance metrics for safety and health professionals and to develop safety curricula.
Outreach and communication
  • Work with OSHA to develop materials and programs to promote the awareness of and the value and benefits of achieving safety and health certifications and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's, BCSP's and CCHEST's Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding safety and health certification through outreach by BCSP and CCHEST or OSHA developed materials, workshops, seminars, and lectures.
  • Work with other Alliance participants on safety and health certification issues.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health
  • Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health certification and publicize the results.

Related Documents

Alliance Agreements
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases

Activities and Events

  • May 6-12, 2007: 2007 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), Council on Certification of Health, Environment and Safety Technologists (CCHEST), and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2007 NAOSH Week; "All Modes of Transportation." Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.

Products and Resources

Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
Additional Resources

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