This paper will report on the global efforts to develop a common framework for defining competencies and standards of practice for the safety profession. The session will include updates on efforts to develop a common OSH core body of knowledge, legally recognized standards of competency for the safety profession, certification and registration schemes to facilitate practice across country borders, and definitions of competency for voluntary standards such as ANSI Z10 (Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems) and ANSI Z490 (Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training).

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