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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. 

  • Group exercising

    Examining the Success of Workplace Health Promotion Programs

    Jul 01, 2019
    A new NIOSH study examines the prevalence of workplace health promotion programs (WHPPs) and their effectiveness in terms of gaining worker participation.
  • Diverse Work Meeting

    Four Keys to Gender Equity in the Workplace

    Jun 03, 2019
    By trying to see things from their employees’ point of view, employers can then take proactive steps to meet the needs of every employee. Here are four keys to gender equity to improve diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Safety Signage

    Three Ways Signage Can Improve Workplace Safety

    May 24, 2019
    Signs play a huge role in telling workers what hazards are present and how they avoid those dangers. These three steps can help you ensure that signs in your facility help employees understand the risks present in different environments.
  • Opioid pills and syringes

    New Study Examines Workplace Drug Overdoses

    May 21, 2019
    A recent NIOSH study examined the rate at which drug overdose deaths occurred in U.S. workplaces between 2011 and 2016, and compared fatality rates among different industries and demographics.
  • Office Group Meeting

    Leading With Safety and Health Metrics

    May 13, 2019
    ANSI/ASSP Z16 encourages safety professionals and other users to look beyond traditional measures of evaluating performance to examine criteria such as leading and lagging indicators, the dollar value of safety controls and KPIs.

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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.

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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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