Overcoming “Organizational Barriers” To Safety and Health Excellence
There are numerous tangible and intangible "organizational barriers" that can have a significant impact on safety and heath performance.  These "organizational barriers" and the successful ways of dealing with them will be discussed in this presentation.

The organizational barriers discussed will include management's actions and guidance or lack thereof, unrealistic and unchallenged internal and external demands causing risk taking, physical facility, labor allocation, time allocation, worker and management training, worker and management cultural influences, management double talk, incentives that promote risk taking, production quotas, regulatory push-back etc.

Join former ASSE President Sam Gualardo as he discusses tips and techniques for overcoming your own organizational barriers!

This virtual class will take place on Wednesday - October 7th from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM central time.


Upon completion of this session you will receive:
  • A link to the recorded version of the session, for later viewing
  • 0.2 CEU credits (to receive CEUs, you must also complete the course assessment)


Webinar Pricing

  • Member Price $95.00
  • AIHA/ACHMM $105.00 (PLEASE NOTE: When registering online, you must enter the following coupon code for a $10.00 discount: AIHA1911 You may register online as a "Non-Member" and enter this coupon code into the field for "Registration Discount Code.")
  • List Price $115.00

About the Instructor

Samuel. J. Gualardo is a dynamic and nationally recognized expert in occupational safety and health management. Mr. Gualardo serves on the faculty at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where he teaches in the Safety Sciences Department and assists PA employers under OSHA's Federal Consultation Project. Mr. Gualardo also currently serves on the faculty for, the American Society of Safety Engineers. Previously he worked on the faculty for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Dupont Safety Resources.
Mr. Gualardo has lectured extensively throughout his career both nationally and internationally and has authored books and articles on safety management. His consulting firm, National Safety Consultants Inc. specializes in helping organizations significantly change their safety culture and attain safety performance excellence. His Management-Based Safety System is used by numerous organizations. Mr. Gualardo also is retained routinely to testify as an expert witness in workplace injury cases.

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.

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. 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 32,000 member organization.  He currently serves as a member of the board of directors 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 12,000 professionals certified.

Sam has been quoted in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Business Insurance, Sports Illustrated, Occupational Hazards, Professional Safety, Manufacturing and The Charlotte Observer and Process Cleaning Magazine just to name a few. 

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

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