SH&E Generations: Sam Gualardo

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 Sam Gualardo, M.A., CSP, a member of ASSE’s Western Pennsylvania Chapter.

In the late 70s, my dad influenced me to pursue safety management as a major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) as a young college student. He was overseeing safety for a school district at that time as an administrator. And, it looks like my children are now following in my footsteps. Zach recently graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), with degrees in aviation and safety. He was the ASSE student section president at ERAU and has attended ASSE’s annual conference and student future leaders conferences on several occasions. He recently accepted a job with CNA in risk control. My daughter Lexi is a junior at IUP enrolled in the safety sciences curriculum and also has attended the PDC on various occasions. She is also a member of ASSE’s IUP Student Section.

Sam Gualardo is director, PA OSHA consultation for IUP, and he is a professional member of ASSE’s Western Pennsylvania. He was also ASSE’s 2000-01 President.

Generations

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.