Who 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.
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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.
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.
Two new occupational safety and health books debut at Safety 2018. Available for purchase will be "Safety Leadership and Professional Development," edited by Richard Olawoyin and Darryl C. Hill, and "Fred Manuele on Safety Management," written by Fred Manuele and edited by Professional Safety’s Tina Angley.
Hispanic and Latino workers suffer higher fatality rates than other U.S. workers, leading ASSE to launch a collaborative effort to seek solutions. A Hispanic/Latino Worker Safety Workshop brought together a diverse cross-section of more than 50 influencers who identified priorities for reducing the worker safety and health disparity.
A new peer-reviewed article by Michael A. Flynn (NIOSH), Elizabeth Castellanos (Heineken International) and Augusto Flores-Andrade (ARSEIN), titled “Safety Across Cultures: Understanding the Challenges,” examines how OSH employees and their employers can best promote safety in cross-cultural settings.
Which skills should each type of OSH employee bring to the table? What are those different types? The Singapore Accord, a call-to-action signed at a 2017 meeting in Singapore, encourages OSH organizations to adopt a global framework that helps answer those and other important questions.
Online courses are an avenue through which OSH professionals can complete the Society’s formal courses via a completely online experience. Participants receive the same level of course content and educational engagement, but can learn at their own pace anywhere an Internet connection is available.
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