SH&E Generations: Dan Della-Giustina

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 ASSE Fellow Dan Della-Giustina, Ph.D., CHCM, a professional member of ASSE’s Northern West Virginia Chapter.

Dan Della-Giustina has been employed at West Virginia University for 38 years and has chaired the Safety and Environmental Graduate Department for 18 years. He is a professor in the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. Previously, he worked at Michigan State for a few years and Aetna Life & Casualty for 2 years. In addition to being an ASSE Fellow, he has held numerous offices at the national, regional and chapter level, so his involvement with the Society has been plentiful. He is currently the chapter treasurer and has been the student section advisor for 28 years. Dan’s son Daniel has followed in his father’s occupational safety and health footsteps. Daniel is the corporate safety director for Consigli Construction Co. in Milford, MA. He has been working in the safety field for more than 35 years.

“Having my son in the safety profession has been magnificent for me,” says Della-Giustina. “He is well versed in the 20 years that he has been a safety director in the construction industry in the greater Boston area. He has an MS in Safety Management and also is a CSP. What more can I ask for from a son who follows his dad’s profession.”

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.