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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.

All ASSP members are invited and encouraged to join BISE. By becoming part of our community, you will have the opportunity to learn more about people you work with but may not share a background with; build your knowledge and ability to be an ally and a more inclusive safety leader; and gain insight and understanding from different perspectives so you can improve your practice of safety.

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

Common Interest Group Recognition

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  • 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.

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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.

Blacks In Safety Excellence Advisory Committee

Administrator Emmanuel Badu Winful, CSP

Advisory Committee Member Randall C Butler, M.S., CSP, SMS

Advisory Committee Member Craig C Cupil

Advisory Committee Member Timothy Willis, CHST

Advisory Committee Member Steven T Guillory, Jr, Ph.D., CSP, CSHM

Advisory Committee Member Julian D Mercer, M.S., CSP, ASP, CRSP, CSHM

Advisory Committee Member Stephen D Walter

Advisory Committee Member Dr. Patricia A Reed, Ph.D., CSP

Assistant Administrator Angel Bright-Kendrick, CSP

Assistant Awards & Honors Chair Vincent G Paige, Jr, CHMM

Awards & Honors Chair Monique Parker, CSP, EITEI

Government Affairs Chair April H Smith, M.S.

Government Affairs Chair Anthony J Nelson, M.S., CPEA, COSS

Membership Chair Monique Parker, CSP, EITEI

Mentoring Committee Kenneth I Partee, M.S., CSHM, CIE, CHSP

Nominations & Elections Chair Monique Parker, CSP, EITEI

Professional Development Chair Montral Lamar Walker

Professional Development Chair Richard Lynch, M.S., CIH

Secretary Anthony Murph, CSP, ASP, SMS

Social Media Chair Jason Bryant

Staff Liaison Sarah Amdor

Technical Question Coordinator Richard Lynch, M.S., CIH

Volunteer to Become Leader

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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