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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.

Hispanic Safety Professionals Mentor Program

We connect experienced and rising OSH professionals from within the HSP community to invest in the future of Hispanic safety professionals; create lifelong relationships; and enhance mentees’ business acumen and develop their leadership skills. Mentor and mentee applicants must be members of ASSP and HSP.

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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. 

  • 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 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.

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Hispanic Safety Professionals Advisory Committee

Administrator Mery P Sennett

Advisory Committee Member Diana Cortez, CSP, ASP

Assistant Administrator Luz S Marin, Ph.D.

Awards & Honors Chair Jose A Perez, CHST, CSHM, OHST, SMS, CIT

Content Coordinator Mark A Hernandez, CHST

Government Affairs Chair Diana Cortez, CSP, ASP

Membership Chair Luz S Marin, Ph.D.

Nominations & Elections Chair Jerry E Rivera, M.S.

Professional Development Chair Alejandro Ruiz, CSP, CIH, CHMM, CHST

Secretary Jorge Otalora, CHST

Social Media Chair Carmen Julia Castellon, ASP

Staff Liaison Ashleigh Brookshaw

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