Luz MarinLuz S. Marín is an assistant professor in the Department of Safety Sciences.

She joined the Safety Sciences faculty in 2016. She has a 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