SH&E Generations: Bob Jernigan Jr.

We are always looking for ASSE members to share their stories of following a parent into the SH&E profession or having a son or daughter follow in their footsteps of spreading the safety message. Here’s the story of Bob Jernigan Jr., a member of ASSE’s Alabama Chapter.

Jernigan_GenerationsMy dad, Bob Jernigan, began his career as a safety engineer with an insurance company back in 1965. I am shown pictured with him in the photo, which was taken sometime in the late 1960s. He retired from the field in 2002.

After I graduated college and was looking for a job change, my dad suggested interviewing with the insurance company he started with. At the time, it was hard to imagine doing the same thing he had done. However now, after 27 years this coming June, I too have remained in the field and with the same company!






SH&E Generations

Many SH&E professionals have parents or children who are also in the profession. Did your son or daughter follow in your footsteps? Did a parent’s involvement in the safety profession encourage you to follow in their footsteps? ASSE would like to hear from you.

Tell us your story of SH&E generations.