ASSP and NIOSH Renew Partnership for Five Years

"We have a common mission to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, so we want to benefit from each other's experience and combine resources where possible to improve occupational safety and health performance," ASSP President Rixio Medina said.

The American Society of Safety Professionals and NIOSH have renewed their partnership agreement. It outlines how they will collaborate on advancing workplace safety and health during the next five years. ASSP President Rixio Medina, CSP, CPP, and NIOSH Director Dr. John Howard signed the memorandum of understanding May 22.

"We have a common mission to prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities, so we want to benefit from each other's experience and combine resources where possible to improve occupational safety and health performance," Medina said.

ASSP's announcement said the agreement states that ASSP and NIOSH will work cooperatively to advance safety research; promote workplace implementation of research results; promote best practices and professional development opportunities in the occupational safety and health profession; encourage employers to develop and utilize safety and health management programs; and other joint ventures that advance occupational safety and health outcomes worldwide.

"We're looking forward to further collaborating and amplifying each other's efforts over the next several years to enhance workers' well-being and business safety performance," Medina explained.

They already have collaborated on research that identified sources of vulnerability among young immigrant construction workers at small companies, and a joint project on effective interventions safety professionals can use to prevent falls among those workers is due in the coming year, ASSP announced.

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