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Samuel Gualardo

  • Samuel GualardoSamuel Gualardo, MA, CSP, serves on the faculty at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he is the program director for the federally mandated OSHA Consultation Program for the State of Pennsylvania. He joined the PA/OSHA Consultation Program in 1999. In 2011, Mr. Gualardo was awarded the honor of Fellow by the American Society of Safety Engineers. The Fellow is recognized as the highest achievement in the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) profession.

    Mr. Gualardo has lectured extensively throughout his career both nationally and internationally and has authored various books and articles on safety management. He invented the management-based safety process, which has been used extensively by organizations internationally to enhance their safety cultures. Mr. Gualardo currently serves on the national education faculty for the American Society of Safety Engineers and has also been retained routinely to testify as an expert witness in workplace injury cases.

    Mr. Gualardo holds a BS in Safety Management and a MA degree in Labor/Industrial Relations. He is also a certified safety professional.

    Formerly, Mr. Gualardo 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.

    As a distinguished past national president of the American Society of Safety Engineers, Mr. Gualardo was responsible for leading all staff and volunteer functions for the 32,000-member organization. He currently serves as president for 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 22,000 individuals certified. In 2005 and 2006, Mr. Gualardo was nominated by the American Society of Safety Engineers to serve as assistant secretary of Labor-OSHA.