The Blacks in Safety Engineering (BISE) common interest group's mission is to promote and encourage the collaboration, interest, recognition and promotion of Blacks within the safety profession and within ASSE.

BISE: The 3 Most Important E's in Safety Leadership


Sponsored Sessions for SAFETY 2018

Click here to view the sessions sponsored by the BISE Common Interest Group.

  • Read the BISE member spotlight on Nsikak-Abasi Akpan Ekam
  • Read the BISE member spotlight on Jacquelyn Seth, CSP
  • Read the BISE member spotlight on Daniel E. Osadiaye
  • Register now for the BISE Open Call and Presentation: The 3 Most Important E's in Safety Leadership.
    Learn about the benefits of membership of ASSE’s Blacks in Safety Engineering (BISE) common interest group. BISE also welcomes Britt Howard MS, CSP, CRSP and his presentation on safety leadership. Register now!

ASSE Members, join today for just $20!

  • Network via social media, conference calls and annual meetings
  • Connect with top industry professionals
  • Request advisory committee guidance and advice
  • Share or seek knowledge through mentoring services
  • Enhance your resume through volunteer opportunities
  • Publish your knowledge to earn recertification points


Volunteer Advisory Committee
Administrator: Kevin Slates
Assistant Administrator: Alexis Daniels
Awards & Honors Chair: Monique Parker
BISE Annual Meeting Moderator/MC – Buddy Newbold
BISE Local-Level Contact: Joe Dennis
Body of Knowledge Chair: Oluwabenga Ogungbe
Conferences, Events and Professional Development - Bettina Lucas
Conference & Event Planning – Veronica Watson-Bonner
Content Coordinator: Krystle Hodge
Governmental Affairs and Standards Chair – Carl Hamilton
Membership Chair: Crystal Turner
Mentoring: Linda Rhodes
Nominations/Elections Chair – Monique Parker
Professional Development Chair: Bettina Lucas
Secretary: Donald Fondel
Special Projects - Gladine St. Julien & Dr. James Mason
Technical Question Coordinator – Krystle Hodge
Website/Social Media Chair: Daniel Osadiaye

Safety Matters

Today’s students will be tomorrow’s safety professionals and ensuring their success is key to improving workplace safety worldwide. The Foundation has helped thousands of students in their educations by providing hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships each year. If Safety Matters to you, please contribute to the BISE Scholarship. Donate today and note BISE Grant in the other field.

BISE Scholarship Recipients

  • 2016 – Charles Ezimoha, Eastern Kentucky University
  • 2015 – Ebony Winder, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
  • 2014 – Limi Akomah-Mordi, Brigham Young University Idaho
  • 2013 – Belema Boyle, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
  • 2012 – Stella Amuwha, Oakland University
  • 2011 – Ernine Porter, Oakland University

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