Mississauga, ON – November 28 2019 — On November 27, 2019, the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) signed a partnership agreement with the Women in Occupational Health and Safety Society (WOHSS).
The BCRSP and the WOHSS recognize the benefits of a collaborative partnership to improve safety and health in workplaces and the development of occupational health and safety practitioners at all levels.
The BCRSP and WOHSS will work cooperatively to:
- Support the recognition and achievement of BCRSP occupational health and safety certifications.
- Promote and facilitate the transfer of relevant occupational health and safety knowledge through the recognition and promotion of mentorship opportunities.
- Identify opportunities for shared projects and collaboration to advance the occupational health and safety profession.
- Exchange research data, organizational data, and statistics to promote health and safety.
“BCRSP and WOHSS both recognize the need for collaborative efforts to support the advancement of the practice of occupational health and safety, and we look forward to ongoing collaboration with the WOHSS” said BCRSP Chair Monica Szabo, BES, OHST, CRSP, ROH, CMM III.
“We recognize the value of forming collaborative partnership in order to advance our vision of building a better future for women in OHS. Through collaboration, we have a profound opportunity to positively impact health and safety in Canadian workplaces. We are stronger when we work together and WOHSS looks forward to ongoing collaboration with the BCRSP." said WOHSS Chairperson Paula Campkin, MBA, ICD.D, CRSP.
This collaboration includes BCRSP recognizing participation in the WOHSS mentorship program as qualified for professional development credit through the BCRSP’s Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program, and WOHSS endorsing BCRSP certifications and promoting recognition that the BCRSP certifications are designed to elevate professional standards and distinguish those who meet a formal education requirement and ongoing practical experience that are essential for the effective practice of occupational health and safety.
This agreement demonstrates both organizations an ongoing willingness to seek opportunities for shared projects and collaboration to advance the occupational health and safety profession.
To view the agreement click here.
Photo Monica Szabo, Chair, BCRSP & Paula Campkin, Chairperson, WOHSS
About the BCRSP
The Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals is a public interest, not-for-profit, federally incorporated self-regulating organization which sets the certification standards for the OHS profession. BCRSP strives to advance the body of knowledge, the competency of the profession, and the value our certificants bring to society. The BCRSP grants the CRSP® and CRST certifications 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.
The Women in Occupational Health and Safety Society is a grass-roots organization formed in 2017 that is dedicated to supporting women working in occupational health and safety.
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