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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 31, 2017
VOLUNTARY PROTECTION PROGRAMS PARTICIPANTS’ ASSOCIATION
PARTNERS WITH THE BOARD OF CERTIFIED SAFETY PROFESSIONALS
Falls Church, Va. – The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). Both organizations recognize the benefits of a collaborative partnership to improve occupational safety and health professionals and practitioners.
VPPPA and BSCP will use their collaborative efforts and expertise to improve the protection of workers through effective prevention strategies and technologies. They also aim to encourage students and other professionals to choose occupational safety and health as a career and advance their competency in that field.
On August 28, during VPPPA’s annual event, the Safety+ Symposium, VPPPA Chairperson, Mike Guillory met with President of the BSCP Board of Directors C. Christopher Patton, CSP, SMS, ASP to sign the official agreement at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, LA. Guillory expressed his pleasure at the opportunity to work together.
“This agreement is advantageous for both VPPPA and BCSP. But most importantly, it will benefit the health and safety community,” said Guillory. “Protecting, educating and advocating for our community is, after all, what we’re all here to do.”
Patton agreed. “This partnership has been in the works for a number of years and we’re very thankful we were able to get to this point where we could sign this, and we’re looking forward to working with [VPPPA] in the future.”
VPPPA, Inc., is the world’s leading organization dedicated to cooperative occupational safety and health management systems. Consisting of both VPP and non-VPP companies, member sites continuously striving to achieve safety and health excellence. VPPPA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
More information can be found at www.vpppa.org.