Who 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.