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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
OSHA, BCSP, CCHEST and ABIH will work together to achieve the following goal related
to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- 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
- 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.
OSHA's 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 party's products or services; nor does the Agency enter
into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party's products or services.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions or stakeholder meetings on safety and
health certification and professionalism issues.
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.
Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists
American Board of Industrial Hygiene