OSH Generations is about family and the safety profession. Many OSH professionals have parents or children who are also in the profession. Our members share their stories of the people who influenced them to enter the safety profession or those who they inspired to become safety professionals. Here's the story of Bob Jernigan Jr., a member of ASSP's Alabama Chapter. This story was originally published in the March 2013 issue of Society Update.
My dad, Bob Jernigan, began his career as a safety engineer with an insurance company back in 1965. I am shown pictured with him in the photo, which was taken sometime in the late 1960s. He retired from the field in 2002.
After I graduated college and was looking for a job change, my dad suggested interviewing with the insurance company he started with. At the time, it was hard to imagine doing the same thing he had done. However now, after 27 years this coming June, I too have remained in the field and with the same company!