Presentation Title

25,000 Clients Can’t Be Wrong

About the Presentation

This presentation will provide an overview of how the free Federal OSHA Consultation has provided assistance to thousands of PA businesses since 1983. It will discuss the consultation process and numerous benefits derived by those businesses who have taken advantage of its free services since 1983.  

The Presenters
Samuel J. Gualardo, Director, PA OSHA Consultation, Indiana University of PA
Presenter Biography

Samuel. J. Gualardo is a dynamic and nationally recognized expert in occupational safety and health management. Mr. Gualardo has lectured and consulted extensively throughout his career both nationally and internationally and has authored books and articles on safety management.

Mr. Gualardo holds a B.S. in Safety Management and a M.A. Degree in Labor/Industrial Relations. He is also a Certified Safety Professional.

Mr. Gualardo serves on the faculty at Indiana University of Pennsylvania as Director for the federally mandated PA-OSHA Consultation Program. Formerly, he held several key positions with Fortune 500 companies including: Director, Corporate Safety and Health, Niagara Mohawk Power; Manager, Safety and Health, Metropolitan Edison; and Manager of Safety, Hershey Foods USA. In those positions, he led his organizations to the achievement of safety performance excellence.

Mr. Gualardo is a distinguished past national President of the American Society of Safety Engineers. As president, he was responsible for leading all staff and volunteer functions for the 36,000 member global organization.  He is also past national President of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. BCSP is recognized as the leader in high-quality credentialing for safety, health, and environmental practitioners and currently has over 37,000 individuals certified.

In 2005, Mr. Gualardo was nominated by the American Society of Safety Engineers to serve as Assistant Secretary of Labor-OSHA. In 2006 he was again nominated to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor-OSHA.

In 2011, Mr. Gualardo was awarded the honor of Fellow, the highest achievement in the EHS profession by the American Society of Safety Engineers.