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OSHA Trade Release – BCSP Certification Agreement
Posted - Feb 12, 2018

 

Trade Release

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration Office of Communications Washington, D.C. www.osha.gov

For Immediate Release February 2, 2018 Contact: Office of Communications Phone: 202-693-1999

OSHA and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals Form Alliance to Provide Safety and Health Information to Certification Holders

WASHINGTON, DC – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) recently formed an alliance to provide BCSP certification holders and other practitioners with information and guidance to protect workers’ safety and health.

During the two-year agreement, BCSP will work with OSHA to engage safety and health professionals and their employers in Agency outreach initiatives, such as the Safe + Sound Campaign, and the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. BCSP will also contribute in the development of OSHA resources to assist small and medium-sized employers in identifying situations that may benefit from a safety and health professional’s expertise, and finding the right professional to help.

“Assuring the safety and health of working men and women, and ensuring that safety professionals have the tools to do so, are the foundation of our respective organizations,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt. “We look forward to working with BCSP to promote the education and training needed by professionals who help protect workers in America.”

BCSP sets technical competency criteria and certifies safety, health, and environmental practitioners worldwide. The organization mentors more than 38,000 certification holders and others interested in the occupational safety and health profession.

Through its Alliance Program, OSHA fosters collaborative relationships with groups committed to worker safety and health, such as trade and professional organizations, unions, consulates, faith- and community-based organizations, businesses, and educational institutions, to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. Alliance partners help OSHA reach targeted audiences, such as employers and workers in high-hazard industries, and give them better access to workplace safety and health tools and information.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

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Free OSHA Workshop on Respirable Silica
Posted - Dec 01, 2017

Free OSHA Workshop on Respirable Silica

The standard provides flexible alternatives, which OSHA expects will be especially useful for small employers.  Employers can either use the control methods laid out in Table 1 of the construction standard, or they can measure workers’ exposure to silica and independently decided which dust controls work best to limit exposures to the PEL in their workplaces.  Come to this free seminar that will go into more detail on what is required.

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