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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.

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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. 

  • Man with flu resting on couch

    COVID-19: CDC Guidance on Returning to Work

    Apr 02, 2020
    With the number of positive cases of COVID-19 continuing to rise, what steps should you take if one of your workers has the virus, and when should they be allowed to return to work? The CDC offers guidance on prudent timelines for different scenarios.
  • N95 respirator

    How to Qualitatively Fit Test Your Respirators

    Mar 26, 2020
    A new video provides comprehensive guidance on OSHA fit testing procedures featured in Appendix A of 1910.134 to help ensure a proper fit.
  • Woman safety professional briefing staff

    7 Elements of Effective Risk and Crisis Communication

    Mar 26, 2020
    When a crisis occurs, effective communication can help ensure your audience is safe and informed. These seven points can help you craft an effective risk or crisis communication strategy.
  • Engineer inspecting a factory

    Safety News You Need: Risk Assessment and Management

    Mar 20, 2020
    Occupational safety and health professionals and their organizations are facing unprecedented challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this edition of Safety News You Need, we’re sharing some resources on risk assessment and risk management.
  • Construction worker wearing hearing protection

    Preventing Hearing Loss in Construction and Demolition

    Mar 17, 2020
    While noise may not seem as dangerous as other hazards present on construction and demolition sites, it can have a tremendous impact on worker safety and health. Here are a few things to remember to protect workers' hearing.

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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.

Learn about ASSP elections

Blacks In Safety Excellence Advisory Committee

Administrator Krystle Hodge, CSP

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 Jennette Jackson

Awards & Honors Chair Monique Parker, CSP, EITEI

Content Coordinator Steven T Guillory, Jr, M.S., CSP, CSHM

Government Affairs Chair Carl Anthony Hamilton

Nominations & Elections Chair Monique Parker, CSP, EITEI

Professional Development Chair Omar Adrian Jackson, CHST, SMS, STSC

Staff Liaison Ashleigh Brookshaw

Technical Question Coordinator Steven T Guillory, Jr, M.S., CSP, CSHM

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