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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. 

  • Drone flying

    Three Steps to a Safe and Effective Drone Surveillance Program

    Apr 08, 2019
    Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly referred to as “drones,” have become increasingly popular in recent years among hobbyists and the business community alike. Here are three steps to keep in mind for a safe and efficient drone surveillance program. ​
  • ASSP Communities Lounge

    Visit the Communities Lounge at Safety 2019

    Apr 07, 2019
    The Communities Lounge at Safety 2019 will be located in Booth #1437. Stop by to connect with colleagues, learn from others and share your experience as an ASSP volunteer leader.
  • TC283 Meeting

    Shaping the Future of Safety Management Systems

    Mar 28, 2019
    At a recent meeting of ISO technical committee (TC) 283, more than 80 representatives from over 30 countries throughout the world met to discuss raising greater recognition of the ISO 45001 standard and moving new global standards projects forward.
  • Distressed worker sitting in stairwell

    Suicide in the Construction Industry: Breaking the Stigma and Silence

    Mar 11, 2019
    A suicide occurs every 12 minutes in the U.S. While these incidents touch every industry, one industry in particular has felt the impact of suicide in recent years – construction and excavation.
  • Gertrude Elion

    Women's Achievements in Safety

    Mar 08, 2019
    Throughout history, women have played a tremendous role in occupational health and safety. These inspiring individuals advanced the cause of worker health, made transportation safer and established medical breakthroughs utilized to this day.

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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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