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 Holly White. This story was originally published in the October 2011 issue of
I became interested in a safety career because my brother graduated from the safety program at University of Central Missouri (UCM) several years ago and became a safety manager for Glacier Construction Co. in Denver, CO, about 6 years ago. He really enjoys his work. He has won several awards within the safety community for the excellent job he does providing a safe work environment for his employees.
I worked as a bank manager for 10 years and recently joined the safety department at UCM because during my work experience, I learned that jobs are not just about the money but about job satisfaction as well. I am looking to get into a field where I can help others and enjoy what I do at the same time. My brother talks all the time about how he is able to help people on a daily basis and the great satisfaction that he gets from his job. From his experiences and stories in the safety field and the classes I have taken thus far, it seems like something I will really enjoy doing and will get a lot of fulfillment from.