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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. 

  • 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.
  • Emergency Preparedness Checklist

    Four Keys to Safe Emergency Response

    Mar 06, 2019
    Proper emergency response is all about mitigating the consequences of an event, saving lives and ultimately returning the business to normal operations. Here are four steps you can take to ensure that your business is prepared in the event of an emergency.
  • resizedASSP WISE Speed Mentoring Mentors 020419

    Central Florida Chapter WISE Members Host Speed Mentoring Event

    Mar 01, 2019
    Our Central Florida Chapter Women in Safety Excellence members partnered with Central Florida Society of Women Engineers to create a speed mentoring professional development opportunity.

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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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