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Hispanic Safety Professionals Common Interest Group

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Join our Hispanic Safety Professionals member community to connect with like-minded safety professionals, support the unique needs of the Hispanic safety professional and advocate for Hispanic/Latino worker safety.

Hispanic Safety Professionals Common Interest Group-01Who We Are

The Hispanic Safety Professionals member community advances Hispanic safety professionals in the occupational safety and health (OSH) profession through networking, collaboration, education and mentoring.

What We Do

Our member community provides countless opportunities for our Hispanic 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
  • We are dedicated to advocating for the unique issues facing Latino workers through outreach, research and community collaboration
  • With approximately 500 members, we provide a vast and supportive community for networking, collaboration and change-making

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.

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 Hispanic Safety Professionals member community, including meeting updates, future engagements and education, requests for volunteers, and calls for action or advocacy. 

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    Language in Farm Bill Would Compromise Process Safety Management Rule, ASSP Says

    Oct 08, 2018
    ASSP recently expressed opposition to the inclusion of language in the House Farm Bill (H.R. 2) that it believes would compromise OSHA's Process Safety Management standard and create risk to workers and the public.
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    NIOSH Announces Plan to Combat Opioid Use in the Workplace

    Sep 21, 2018
    NIOSH recently announced a framework that examines opioid use from an occupational safety and health perspective and provides employers with guidance and resources for addressing it.
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    Meet Sjonneke Jones, BISE Volunteer Leader

    Sep 06, 2018
    Sjonneke Jones is a member of the Advisory Committee for our Blacks in Safety Excellence Common Interest Group. Learn what she does for Bechtel Oil, Gas and Chemicals and hear her advice to safety professionals.
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    Top Three Benefits of On-Site Training

    Aug 30, 2018
    On-site training offers the opportunity to learn how you can improve your operation through occupational safety and health principles in a way that optimizes both your employees’ time and your organization’s safety performance.
  • Workers on a Construction Site at Sunset

    National Crisis: Opioid Abuse in the Construction Industry

    Aug 28, 2018
    Opioid abuse has found its way into every industry, with devastating consequences. Given the demographics of its workforce and the physical nature of the work being done, the construction industry in particular has experienced firsthand the impact of opioid abuse.

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Leadership Opportunities 

Go beyond belonging to Hispanic Safety Professionals 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

Hispanic Safety Professionals Advisory Committee

Administrator Jorge Otalora, CHST

Assistant Administrator Mery P Sennett

Awards & Honors Chair Jose A Perez, OHST, CET

Content Coordinator Mark A Hernandez, CHST

Government Affairs Chair Diana Cortez, ASP

Membership Chair Luz S Marin

Nominations & Elections Chair Jerry E Rivera

Professional Development Chair Alejandro Ruiz, CSP, CIH

Secretary Tania Rojas Hernandez, ASP

Social Media Chair Jose A Perez, OHST, CET

Staff Liaison Ashleigh Brookshaw

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