Luz MarinLuz S. Marín is an associate professor in the Department of Safety Sciences and Environmental Engineering.

She joined the Safety Sciences faculty in 2016. She has an ScD degree in Occupational Ergonomics and Safety from the University of Massachusetts–Lowell, where she studied the safety and health conditions of Hispanic construction workers. As a postdoctoral researcher at Northeastern University (Boston, MA), she studied whole-body vibration exposure among heavy equipment mining operators. She has 10 years of experience as a safety and health consultant in various industry sectors.

She is an active member of the American Society of Safety Professionals and is the assistant administrator (2020–22) of the ASSP Hispanic Safety Professionals. She is also a member of the American Public Health Association.


  • ScD: Occupational Ergonomics and Safety (Minors: Epidemiology and Policy), University of Massachusetts Lowell. Lowell, MA. 2014
  • MS: Work Environment, University of Massachusetts Lowell. Lowell, MA. 2010
  • MS: Project Design and Management, Colombian School of Engineering. Bogotá, Colombia. 2006
  • MS: Occupational Safety and Health Management. Del Rosario University. Bogotá, Colombia. 1997
  • BA: Chemical Engineer, National University of Colombia. Bogotá - Colombia. 1994

Research Interests

  • Safety and health in various industry sectors: construction, manufacturing, mining, agriculture, etc.
  • Safety climate and its association with safety outcomes
  • Safety and health conditions among vulnerable worker populations and Hispanic workers
  • Design and evaluation of workplace interventions aimed at improving workers' safety and health conditions
  • Modifiable occupational risk factors associated with musculoskeletal disorders
  • Safety and health in Latin America

Selected Publications

  • Marín, L., Lipscomb H., Cifuentes, M., Punnett. L. 2019. Perceptions of Safety Climate across Construction Personnel: Associations with Injury Rates. Safety Science. Vol 118 (10); 487-496.
  • Álvarez-Chávez, C., Marín, L., et al. 2019. Assessing College Students' Risk Perceptions of Hazards in Chemistry Laboratories. Journal of Chemical Education. Publication Date: August 19, 2019.
  • Barrero, L., …, Marín, L., et al. 2019. Whole-Body Vibration and Back Pain-Related Work Absence among Heavy Equipment Vehicle Mining Operators. Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 2019; 76:554-559. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2019-105914