The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE) signed an agreement establishing collaboration on May 5, 2014. Both associations recognize the benefits of Canadian occupational health and safety professionals for workers and employers throughout Canada. The agreement was signed at the 2014 NAOSH Week Launch event held in St John’s, Newfoundland.
Within the agreement, the BCRSP performs certification services for individuals by assessing their professional qualifications in occupational health and safety in Canada, whereas the CSSE performs services of membership, professional development and training for occupational health and safety practitioners.
The agreement between the BCRSP and CSSE includes the following:
- Identify opportunities for shared projects and collaboration to advance the occupational health and safety profession within Canada.
- Provide and promote opportunities for participation in NAOSH Week and the CSSE annual Professional Development Conference (PDC).
- Promote the development of post-secondary degree and diploma programs in occupational health and safety in Canada.
- Work to streamline administrative elements between the two organizations.
- Hold bilateral meetings of the Chief Elected Officer and Chief Staff Officer a minimum of three times a year, in order to exchange information on initiatives and seek opportunities for collaboration.
- Work together to promote the OHS profession and Canadian OHS professionals at International forums.
- Enhance the occupational health and safety profession in Canada, its recognition and importance to a safe and healthy society.
- Collaborate on efforts to spread the importance of safety as a national habit.
- Support participation in conferences, meetings and events aimed at improving occupational health and safety of workers, employers and safety professionals.
- Provide support for research that enhances the body of knowledge of occupational health and safety and the profession.
The agreement is effective upon signature by representatives of both parties and will remain in effect until one or both parties provide 90-days written notice of intent to terminate or modify the agreement.
Andrew Cooper of CSSE (left) and Daniel T. Lyons of the BCRSP, sign the CSSE and BCRSP collaboration agreement
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