Hispanic Safety Professionals Common Interest Group


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.


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. 

  • Rodd Wagner

    Rodd Wagner to Keynote 2018 Leadership Conference

    Aug 08, 2018
    Wagner is a leading authority on collaboration and employee performance. His thought leadership focuses on how human nature affects business strategy. During the 2018 Leadership Conference, Wagner will share insights on the science of collaboration.
  • Man with VR headset at conference

    Seven Reasons Virtual Reality Isn’t as Scary as You Think

    Aug 08, 2018
    Want to use virtual reality to train your employees? Starting with a goal and understanding the upfront costs can dramatically mitigate the risk. Those first steps can also help safety professionals convince high-level stakeholders that VR isn’t just an expensive trend.
  • OSHA Proposes Rule to Better Protect Personally Identifiable Information

    Jul 30, 2018
    OSHA has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that it says will better protect personally identifiable information or data that could be reidentified with a particular individual. This rulemaking would remove provisions of the agency's current recordkeeping rule.
  • group of black men and women

    BISE Administrator's Message: Safety 2018 Recap

    Jul 29, 2018
    Administrator Kevin Slates shares a brief recap of BISE activities at Safety 2018, including the group's key issue collaboration session, its networking reception and its members educational contributions during the conference.
  • Man at work enduring heat stress

    How to Recognize and Prevent Occupational Heat Stress

    Jul 29, 2018
    It’s tougher to beat the heat on job sites than at backyard barbecues this summer. Donald J. Garvey, CSP, CIH, ARM, a construction technical specialist for 3M’s Personal Safety Division, has tips for recognizing and preventing occupational heat stress.


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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