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July 12, 2006
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OSHA Renews Alliance with Board of Certified Safety Professionals, Certification Council

WASHINGTON -- Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Edwin G. Foulke Jr. today signed a two-year renewal of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and the Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists (CCHEST) Alliance that will continue to promote safety and health professionalism in American workplaces.

The renewal for the OSHA, BCSP and CCHEST Alliance will continue to provide information, guidance and access to training resources on the value of safety and health professionalism and accredited certifications. In addition, the organizations will use their collective expertise to help enhance safety professionals' education and professional expertise and promote the value of increasing safety competency in the workplace.

"The Alliance will continue our joint effort on encouraging safety professionals to strive for enhanced knowledge of workplace safety and health programs, processes and regulations, and to further educate those same professionals on how to achieve accredited certifications," said Foulke.

Added BCSP President Larry Jones, CSP: "BCSP looks forward to its continued relationship with OSHA in advancing safer and more healthful workplaces for the American worker. The Alliance between BCSP, OSHA and CCHEST will continue to strengthen the professional expertise of safety professionals through outreach, education and training, and the promotion of accredited certification amon