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Blacks in Safety Excellence Common Interest Group

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Our Blacks in Safety Excellence member community advances people of color in the safety profession through networking, collaboration, mentoring and education.

BISE Common Interest Group-01Who We Are

Our Blacks in Safety Excellence (BISE) Common Interest Group advances people of color in the occupational safety and health (OSH) profession and ASSP through networking, collaboration, mentoring and education.

What We Do

Our member community provides countless opportunities for BISE members to connect with great resources and great people while engaging with each other on a global scale.

  • We offer education opportunities that members can immediately put into practice, as well as a wide range of leadership opportunities, to help our members develop to their fullest professional potential
  • With approximately 700 members, we provide a vast and supportive community for networking, collaboration and change-making
  • Local, national and virtual networking and collaboration opportunities abound, bringing together members to advocate on OSH issues specific to people of color in the workplace and the unique challenges they face

Why It Matters

The OSH industry and its leaders should be as diverse as all the different businesses and employees served. Workers are more likely to respond to safety initiatives that are spurred by people to whom they can relate and trust. Having diverse safety professionals helps ensure this. Our members have made great contributions to the safety profession, and we see many opportunities for increased involvement and career advancement.

BISE Mentor Program

We connect experienced and rising OSH professionals from within the BISE community to invest in the future of black professionals in the OSH industry; create lifelong relationships among members; and enhance mentees’ business acumen and develop their leadership skills. Mentor and mentee applicants must be members of ASSP and BISE.

How to Join

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

Non-members: Join ASSP and your desired common interest groups at the same time.

News

Get the latest news from the ASSP Blacks in Safety Engineering member community, including meeting updates, future engagements and education, requests for volunteers, and calls for action or advocacy. 

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    NIOSH Announces Plan to Combat Opioid Use in the Workplace

    Sep 21, 2018
    NIOSH recently announced a framework that examines opioid use from an occupational safety and health perspective and provides employers with guidance and resources for addressing it.
  • Meet Randall Butler, BISE Volunteer Leader

    Sep 13, 2018
    Randall Butler is a member of the Advisory Committee for our Blacks in Safety Excellence Common Interest Group. Learn what he does at Consumers Energy.
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    Meet Sjonneke Jones, BISE Volunteer Leader

    Sep 06, 2018
    Sjonneke Jones is a member of the Advisory Committee for our Blacks in Safety Excellence Common Interest Group. Learn what she does for Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals and hear her advice to safety professionals.
  • Presenter providing training to group of people

    Top Three Benefits of On-Site Training

    Aug 30, 2018
    On-site training offers the opportunity to learn how you can improve your operation through occupational safety and health principles in a way that optimizes both your employees’ time and your organization’s safety performance.
  • Workers on a Construction Site at Sunset

    National Crisis: Opioid Abuse in the Construction Industry

    Aug 28, 2018
    Opioid abuse has found its way into every industry, with devastating consequences. Given the demographics of its workforce and the physical nature of the work being done, the construction industry in particular has experienced firsthand the impact of opioid abuse.

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Leadership Opportunities

Go beyond belonging to BISE and volunteer for a position on our Advisory Committee. Or consider running to be elected as assistant administrator, which after two years leads to the office of administrator. As a volunteer leader, you can lend your time and expertise to our many initiatives, while developing transferable leadership and team-building skills. Leadership positions within ASSP help members reach their highest level of performance, both on the job and in the Society.

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Blacks In Safety Excellence Advisory Committee

Administrator Kevin J Slates, Ed.D., CSP

Advisory Committee Member James E Mason, CSP, CEP

Advisory Committee Member Sjonneke M Jones, CSP, ASP

Awards & Honors Chair Monique Parker, CSP, EITEI

Content Coordinator Krystle Hodge, CSP

Government Affairs Chair Carl Anthony Hamilton

Membership Chair Crystal D Turner-Moffatt, CHST, ASP

Mentoring Committee Linda G Rhodes, CSP

Nominations & Elections Chair Monique Parker, CSP, EITEI

Professional Development Chair Bettina L Lucas

Secretary Krystle Hodge, CSP

Social Media Chair Daniel E Osadiaye, CSMP

Staff Liaison Ashleigh Brookshaw

Technical Question Coordinator Krystle Hodge, CSP

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