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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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    Legislation Aims to Reduce Violence Against Healthcare and Social Service Workers

    Dec 12, 2018
    U.S. Representative Joe Courtney has introduced legislation aimed at curtailing rising rates of on-the-job violence affecting healthcare and social service employees such as nurses, physicians, emergency responders, medical assistants and social service workers.
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    Seven Cs for Safety Success

    Dec 12, 2018
    E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., shares “Seven Cs for Safety Success” and how each can help create a culture where employees actively look out for each other’s safety and well-being.
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    The Paul O'Neill Challenge Shows Safety Is Not Proprietary

    Dec 03, 2018
    Forty-six individuals participated in ZERO’s Paul O’Neill Challenge this year, a one-minute video contest honoring a leader who believes safety is for everyone.
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    Study Finds Disparity in Effectiveness of OSH Regulations for Miners in Developing Countries

    Nov 29, 2018
    In a recent IOSH-funded study conducted by Cardiff University, “Representing miners in arrangements for safety and health in coal mining: A global perspective,” researchers examined “the history of representation on OSH and the nature, operation and context of present-day arrangements for worker presentation on OSH in coal mining.”
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    Changing the Hidden Safety Culture

    Nov 14, 2018
    A “Leading Thoughts” article by Robert Pater examines the hidden aspects of safety culture and their effect on an organization. He also outlines 10 steps leaders can take to identify and address these underlying issues.

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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.

Learn about ASSP elections

Blacks In Safety Excellence Advisory Committee

Administrator Kevin J Slates, Ed.D., CSP

Advisory Committee Member Sjonneke M Jones, CSP, ASP

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

Advisory Committee Member Lillian Annette Brezzell

Assistant Administrator Crystal D Turner-Moffatt, CHST, ASP

Awards & Honors Chair Monique Parker, CSP, EITEI

Content Coordinator Steven T Guillory, Jr, M.S., CSP, CSHM, COSS

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 Omar Adrian Jackson, CHST, SMS, STSC

Secretary Krystle Hodge, CSP

Social Media Chair Daniel E Osadiaye, CSMP

Staff Liaison Ashleigh Brookshaw

Technical Question Coordinator Steven T Guillory, Jr, M.S., CSP, CSHM, COSS

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