BCRSP Commends the Government of Ontario for Amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Date Posted: 
November 18, 2016

Toronto, ON, November 18, 2016 – The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) welcomes the occupational health and safety provisions included in Bill 70, Building Ontario Up for Everyone (Budget Measures), 2016, introduced yesterday in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Bill 70 proposes amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act that will empower Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer to act in strengthening the Province’s occupational health and safety framework.

BCRSP continually strives to advance the body of knowledge, the competency of the profession, and the value safety professionals bring to society. We know that strong occupational health and safety rules are vital to ensuring a strong and protected workforce.  The best ways to safeguard the health and safety of Ontario’s workforce are to spur the creation of strong health and safety management systems and ensure that qualified experts are employed to develop and implement those systems.

“BCRSP commends the Government of Ontario for recognizing the need for the Provincial Government to play a larger oversight role for occupational health and safety.  Our Board looks forward to helping to shape a strengthened occupational health and safety regime in Ontario, and welcomes the opportunity to provide our input and advice through public consultations,” says BCRSP Chair Dave Turner.

About the BCRSP

The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) is a federally incorporated self-regulating, self-governing, ISO 17024 accredited and ISO 9001 certified organization established in 1976. The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals sets certification standards for occupational health and safety professionals. The BCRSP grants the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP)® credential to individuals who successfully complete the certification process through application assessment, interview, and examination. The Board governs its certificants in order that the public interest may be served and protected.

For more information on the BCRSP visit the website at www.bcrsp.ca

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The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP)
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