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AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
AMONG
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
AND
THE BOARD OF CERTIFIED SAFETY PROFESSIONALS AND THE COUNCIL ON CERTIFICATION OF HEALTH, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY TECHNOLOGISTS

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and the Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists (CCHEST) hereby renew the Alliance signed on September 26, 2003. OSHA, BCSP and CCHEST recognize the value of working together to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. The organizations will continue to provide information and guidance and access to training resources regarding the value of safety and health professionalism and accredited certifications. Through the Alliance, the organizations will continue to use their collective expertise to help enhance safety professionals education and professional expertise and promote the value of increasing safety competency in the workplace. In renewing this Alliance, OSHA, BCSP and CCHEST recognize that OSHAs State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA, BCSP, and CCHEST will work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop job performance metrics for safety and health professionals and to develop safety curricula.
OSHA, BCSP and CCHEST will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
  • 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 OSHAs, BCSPs and CCHESTs Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.

  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, local meetings, or other events to disseminate OSHA, BCSP and CCHEST developed information on safety and health certification.

  • 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.
OSHA, BCSP and CCHEST will work together to achieve the following goals related to 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.

  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on safety and health certification and professionalism.
OSHAs Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These Alliances have proved to be valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with a party, OSHA is not endorsing any of that partys products or services; nor does the Agency enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular partys products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of the organizations will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet at least three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. Team members will include representatives of OSHAs Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs and the Office of Construction Services and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States and OSHA Consultation Projects participation on the team.

This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Any signatory may terminate it for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of all signatories.




 
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.
Assistant Secretary
Occupational Safety and Health Administration


 
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Larry Jones
President
Board of Certified Safety Professionals


 
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Adrian Hertog
President
Council on Certification of Health,
Environmental and Safety Technologists


 
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