Common Interest Group - Women in Safety Engineering


The Women in Safety Engineering (WISE) Common Interest Group fosters the advancement of women and the sharing of ideas in the OSH profession. WISE continuously evaluates the state of women in the OSH profession, facilitates mentoring of all OSH professionals, encourages networking to strengthen professional relationships, promotes continuing education and professional certifications, and supports the development and peer review of content related to issues specific to women in the workplace as well as within the OSH profession.


Did you miss the 2017 WISE Open Meeting? Click below to watch the Recording!

Hear Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, give a rundown of the new administration's impact on OSHA and MSHA, as well as WISE Members' stories of mentoring experiences and local ChapterWISE events. Want to get involved? Contact an advisory board member below by clicking their name and emailing us.

WISE Creating Awareness of the Profession with High School Students - You can too!
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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

Sample Article

Can Women Help Plug the Labor Shortage in Construction?
However, for various reasons, women continue to make up a tiny segment of the construction workforce—just 3% according to the National Women’s Law Center, a statistic that has remained static for decades. Let’s take a look at how construction companies can adapt to provide a more appealing environment for a section of the workforce they can no longer afford to ignore.


Volunteer Advisory Committee
Administrator: Kelly Bernish
Assistant Administrator: Abigail Ferri
Secretary: Stacey Brooks
Treasurer: Maureen Johnson
Membership: Monique Parker
International Membership: Kathy Seabrook
ChapterWISE: Lesli Johnson, Karen LaRue
Mentor Program: Louise Vallee
Body of Knowledge (BOK): Maribeth Anderson
PDC Planning: Kelly Bernish
Professional Development: Adele Abrams
Awards & Honors: Jennifer Zipeto
Content Coordinator: Heather Earl
Website Management: Angela Banerjee
Social Media Management: Kelly Bernish
WISE Directory of Products and Services: Kristin Herman
Marketing/Partner Relations: Kelly Bernish
Retreat Planning: Jennifer Zipeto
Student Outreach: Angela Banerjee
Education/Webinars: Angela Banerjee
Technical Question Coordinator: Lucy Miller

Chapter WISE

ChapterWISE is a team of representatives that coordinate local WISE events. Our team has monthly, 30-minute phone call to share ideas about what we want ChapterWISE to be overall and to share information about activities we've done, and those that are coming up. We send out monthly updates with Talking Points so each representative can share what WISE is doing at their chapter meetings. Activities for each chapter vary depending on the representative and WISE members of the chapter. If you're interested or want more information, contact, Karen LaRue.

WISE Mentoring Program

The WISE Mentoring program successfully connects today’s most talented and experienced women mentors with rising and aspiring mentees. This pairing is designed to encourage and empower mentees to more effectively advance their careers through alignment with identified business objective, skill development, career option consideration, and network formation. Click here for more info.

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