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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP), the Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists (CCHEST) and the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful workplaces. OSHA, BCSP, CCHEST and ABIH will provide information, guidance and access to training resources regarding the value of safety and health professionalism and accredited certifications. Through the Alliance, the organizations 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. In developing this Alliance, OSHA, BCSP, CCHEST and ABIH recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA, BCSP, CCHEST and ABIH will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
An implementation team made up of representatives of all 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 OSHA's Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, Directorate of Construction, Directorate of Training and Education, and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA On-site 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.