Blacks in Safety Excellence Common Interest Group

Membership

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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    Salary survey pinpoints value of certifications for safety and health professionals

    May 24, 2018
    ASSE and BCSP conducted a 33-question salary survey in March of nearly 10,000 safety, health and environmental professionals based primarily in the United States and Canada, identifying the typical salary, benefits, credentials and experience of these individuals. The median base salary for full-time professionals was $97,000.
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    New workplace safety books available at Safety 2018 in San Antonio

    May 24, 2018
    Two new occupational safety and health books debut at Safety 2018. Available for purchase will be "Safety Leadership and Professional Development," edited by Richard Olawoyin and Darryl C. Hill, and "Fred Manuele on Safety Management," written by Fred Manuele and edited by Professional Safety’s Tina Angley.​
  • How to Address Reproductive Health in the Workplace

    How to Address Reproductive Health in the Workplace

    May 16, 2018
    Global conversations about reproductive health in the workplace are changing, and some occupational safety and health professionals are taking steps to close the significant gaps in the industry’s understanding of how to support a large employee population: parents.
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    Member Spotlight: Jacquelyn Seth, CSP

    Apr 22, 2018
    Jacquelyn Seth, CSP, is the subject of this member spotlight for our Blacks in Safety Excellence Common Interest Group.
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    5 Ways to Promote Safety in Cross-Cultural Settings

    Jan 23, 2018
    A new peer-reviewed article by Michael A. Flynn (NIOSH), Elizabeth Castellanos (Heineken International) and Augusto Flores-Andrade (ARSEIN), titled “Safety Across Cultures: Understanding the Challenges,” examines how OSH employees and their employers can best promote safety in cross-cultural settings.

Resources 

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 Joseph R Dennis

Advisory Committee Member James E Mason, CSP, CEP

Advisory Committee Member Buddy Newbold JR

Awards & Honors Chair Monique Parker, CSP, EITEI

Content Coordinator Krystle Lavon Hodge, CSP, ASP

CoPS Body of Knowledge Chair Oluwagbenga Ogungbe, CSP, ASP

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 Donald Fondel, ASP, CSP, COSS

Secretary Krystle Lavon Hodge, CSP, ASP

Social Media Chair Daniel E Osadiaye, CSMP

Staff Liaison Ashleigh Brookshaw

Technical Question Coordinator Krystle Lavon Hodge, CSP, ASP

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