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Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists (CCHEST) and American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH)

(signed February 22, 2008; concluded February 22, 2010)

Through the Alliance, BCSP, CCHEST and ABIH will use their collective expertise to help enhance safety professionals'and industrial hygienists' education and professional expertise and promote the value of increasing safety and industrial hygiene competency in the workplace. The Alliance's goals include:

Outreach and communication:
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing materials and programs to promote professionalism and the awareness, value and benefits of achieving safety and health certifications and assist with the dissemination of such information to employers and employees through print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, OSHA's, BCSP's, CCHEST's and ABIH's Web sites and other appropriate media.
  • Speak, exhibit or appear at conferences, local meetings or other events to disseminate and promote OSHA, BCSP, CCHEST and ABIH developed information on safety and health certification and professionalism.
  • Share information among OSHA personnel and safety and health professionals regarding achieving and maintaining professionalism and BCSP, CCHEST and/or ABIH certifications.
  • Work with other Alliance participants on safety and health certification and professionalism issues and projects.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions or stakeholder meetings on safety and health certification and professionalism issues.

Related Documents

Alliance Agreements
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases

Activities and Events

  • May 3-9, 2009: 2009 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists, American Board of Industrial Hygiene and more than 55 other Alliance Program participants supported 2009 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, 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. The theme for 2009 NAOSH Week was "Safety Means Always Coming Home."
  • February 17-19, 2009: 19th Annual Construction Safety Conference and Expo, Rosemont, Illinois.
    • Roger Brauer, Executive Director, BCSP/CCHEST exhibited and promoted the OSHA and BCSP/CCHEST/ABIH Alliance at the 19th Annual Construction Safety Conference and Expo, February 17-19, 2009 in Rosemont, Illinois.
  • October 20-26, 2008: 2008 Drug-Free Work Week. The Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists, American Board of Industrial Hygiene; and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported the 2008 Drug-Free Work Week. Sponsored annually by the U.S. Department of Labor's Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace Program, the Week focused on educating employers, employees and the public about the importance of being drug-free as an essential component of a safe and healthful workplace.
  • August 25-28, 2008: 24th Annual National VPPPA Conference, Anaheim, California.
    • Roger Brauer, Executive Director, BCSP/CCHEST exhibited and promoted the OSHA and BCSP/CCHEST/ABIH Alliance at the 24th Annual National VPPPA Conference, August 25-28, 2008 in Anaheim, California.
  • June 29-July 1, 2008: XVIII World Congress; International Network of Safety and Health Practitioner Organizations Symposium and Annual Business Meeting, Seoul, Korea.
    • Roger Brauer, Executive Director, BCSP/CCHEST provided information about professional certification and the OSHA and BCSP/CCHEST/ABIH Alliance during the safety roundtable on July 1, 2008 at the XVIII World Congress; International Network of Safety and Health Practitioner Organizations Symposium.
  • May 31- June 5, 2008: International Occupational Hygiene Association Roundtable, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
    • Lynn O'Donnell, Executive Director, ABIH provided information about professional certification and the OSHA and BCSP/CCHEST/ABIH Alliance on June 3, 2008 at the International Occupational Hygiene Association Roundtable, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • May 4-10, 2008: 2008 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists, American Board of Industrial Hygiene; and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2008 NAOSH Week, "Safety is Good Business." Sponsored annually by American Society of Safety Engineers and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
  • April 28-May 1, 2008: 2008 OSHA On-site Consultation Training Conference, Seattle, Washington.
    • May 1, 2008: Roger Brauer, Executive Director, Board of Certified Safety Professionals gave a presentation about safety certification and professionalism.

Products and Resources

Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
  • BCSP Fact Sheet. Through the OSHA and Council on Certification of Health, Environment and Safety Technologists (CCHEST)/Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Alliance, BCSP developed "BCSP Fact Sheet." The Fact Sheet provides information about the value of Certified Safety Professionals certification. (2006, May; Updated 2008, March)
  • Career Paths in Safety. Through the OSHA and Council on Certification of Health, Environment and Safety Technologists (CCHEST) Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Alliance, CCHEST and BCSP developed "Career Paths in Safety." The document provides details about careers for safety and health professionals. (2006, March; Updated 2008, March)
Additional Resources
  • ABIH/OSHA Alliance page
  • BCSP/OSHA Alliance page
  • CCHEST/OSHA Alliance page
  • BCSP Database of Safety and Related Academic Programs in the United States. Users can search this database to find U.S. academic programs in safety and related fields, including industrial hygiene, fire protection and the environment. In addition, users can search by program level, including undergraduate and graduate certificates and associate and bachelor degrees.
  • Career Guide to the Safety Profession.
  • Evaluating a Safety Degree Curriculum Using Job Analysis for Professional Safety Practice.
  • Evaluating an Associate Safety Degree Curriculum Using Job Analysis for the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist Certification.
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