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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

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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.

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. 

  • Business Meeting

    Three Keys to Improving Risk Management

    Sep 27, 2019
    Risk management is at the heart of what safety professionals do every day. Taking these three actions will help you and your organization become more intelligent about risk and improve risk management.
  • Nicole Malachowski

    Six Ways You Can Challenge Assumptions and Lead Your Team

    Sep 16, 2019
    Nicole Malachowski's experience has shaped six defining principles that she says can help safety professionals reach their full potential and take their teams to the next level.
  • Person at computer holding wrist

    Preventing Hand-Wrist Musculoskeletal Disorders

    Sep 11, 2019
    A recent study found that that new guidelines from the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists provide for better prevention of hand, wrist and elbow musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Factory worker wearing respiratory protection

    Marking a Century of Respiratory Protection

    Sep 03, 2019
    NIOSH is holding the first annual Respiratory Protection Week, September 3 to 6 to highlight the history of respiratory protection and explore current certification work and science dedicated to improving respiratory protection.
  • Worker wearing hard hat and harness

    Four Steps of Designing an Effective Fall Protection System

    Aug 22, 2019
    Protecting workers at height is a great challenge for occupational safety and health professionals. These steps can help you make sure your employees have the right equipment, know how to operate it and keep it in good working order.

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.

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Blacks In Safety Excellence Advisory Committee

Administrator Crystal D Turner-Moffatt, CSP, ASP, CHST

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 Jennette Jackson

Assistant Administrator Krystle Hodge, CSP

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 Christopher Hicks, M.S., WSOCSE

Mentoring Committee Willie Sease, III, M.S., 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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