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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

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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.

Access our guidelines and application

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. 

  • 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.
  • Marijuana in a grow house

    Five Things You Need in Your Marijuana Policy Now

    Aug 27, 2018
    Twenty-seven states have legalized the use of medical marijuana, and it poses a significant challenge for companies. These five things are part of every effective workplace marijuana policy, and can help safety professionals navigate this evolving issue.
  • Job Interview

    Acing Your Interview: 5 Tips for Safety Professionals

    Aug 27, 2018
    Preparing for a job interview can be daunting. Whether you’re an emerging safety professional or a seasoned leader, here are five tips to keep in mind.
  • Employee training event

    Five Safety Training Pitfalls to Avoid

    Aug 22, 2018
    If, like most employers, you’re concerned that the safety training opportunities you offer aren’t helping your workers learn and grow, here are five common problems to identify and solve.  
  • 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.

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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 Luz S. Marin, Ph.D., ASP

Advisory Committee Member Naomi Hernandez-Parada, ASP

Advisory Committee Member Guadalupe Angel Romero

Advisory Committee Member Jorge Otalora, CHST

Advisory Committee Member Rodrigo Gonzalez

Advisory Committee Member Mery P Sennett

Advisory Committee Member Daniel Ramir, CHST

Advisory Committee Member Oscar Arias

Assistant Administrator Vanessa Barrios-Galvan

Awards & Honors Chair Luz S. Marin, Ph.D., ASP

Content Coordinator Roberto Gomez, CHST

Government Affairs Chair Diana Cortez, CSP, ASP

Membership Chair Massimo Alessandro Navarretta

Membership Chair Isabel C Bravo, CSP

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

Secretary Maria De La O Martinez, M.S.

Social Media Chair Yesenia Dionicia Romani Quiliche

Social Media Chair Maria Z Maza, M.S., CSP, ASP

Social Media Chair Naomi Hernandez-Parada, ASP

Staff Liaison Sarah Amdor

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