Common Interest Groups


ASSP common interest group communities provide members an accessible, virtual and diverse network of peers brought together by shared experiences, to become better safety professionals and promote inclusive safety cultures.

About ASSP's Common Interest Groups

ASSP common interest groups represent occupational safety and health professionals from different age groups, ethnic backgrounds and genders to facilitate their collaboration with one another, encourage their interest in the OSH profession, and promote their success and recognition within the industry.

The Benefits of Belonging to a Common Interest Group

As an ASSP member who belongs to a common interest group, you will experience many benefits. You will:

  • Share and seek knowledge through mentoring services; virtual meetings exclusive to the group; and in-person gatherings at annual meetings
  • Expand your network of diverse OSH professionals across different age groups, ethnicities and genders for problem solving, mentoring and career advancement
  • Have an opportunity to become a common interest group leader to enhance your personal and professional leadership skills, and to potentially prepare you for broader ASSP leadership roles

Find a Common Interest Group for You

Blacks in Safety Excellence (BISE): Advances all people of color in the OSH profession through professional development, networking, collaboration and education.

Interested in BISE?

Women in Safety Excellence (WISE): Addresses issues specific to women OSH professionals — helping tackle the specific workplace and industry challenges that women face, in order to advance their careers and gain leadership positions within the OSH profession.

Learn about WISE

Hispanic Safety Professionals: Advances Hispanics and Latinos in the OSH profession through professional development, networking and collaboration.

Join this group

Emerging Professionals in Occupational Safety and Health: Identifies, develops and connects young leaders who possess a passion to expand their knowledge and promote the OSH profession to sustain ASSP and advance the industry as a whole.

Learn about our EPs

Common Interest Group Leadership Opportunities

Go beyond belonging to a common interest group and take on a leadership role as administrator or assistant administrator. Leadership positions within ASSP help members reach their highest level of performance--both on the job and in the Society.

See leadership role descriptions

How to get elected

How to Join Our Common Interest Groups

ASSP members: Log in to your ASSP account to upgrade your membership.

Nonmembers: Join ASSP and your desired common interest groups at the same time.

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