OSEA Safety Blog

Employee Spotlight- Ray Liguori

Monday, August 27, 2018 Gregory Santo

Ray Liguori is a certified industrial hygienist (CIH), an enviable achievement in the occupational safety and health realm, but that does not tell the full story of Ray. A native of Scranton, PA, Ray enlisted in the US Marine Corps as a 17-year-old just out of high school and served four years as an avionics technician where his final duty station was Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) in Havelock, North Carolina. He then enrolled in East Carolina University majoring in Science Education, but he stayed in the Marine Corps Reserve before transitioning to the air force, more specifically, the North Carolina Air National Guard where he would rise to E-9, Chief Master Sergeant, and serve his country until retiring at age 60, a total of almost 43 years’ service to his country.

Ray’s transition into safety took place gradually as opportunities opened over the past 40 years. He has served in safety management roles with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Davidson College (Stephan Curry’s alma mater for you basketball fans) and he retired from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He has been with OSEA for almost 10 years.

He will approach any assigned topic with the scientific approach, will approach any educational topic with excellent planning and attention to detail, has researched and developed solutions to complex safety and health issues, and has provided on-site support for some intriguing Resident Safety Professional™ assignments over the years. He endears himself to the workers on the front line refusing to practice ‘seagull safety. Seagull safety is whenever an audit/inspection takes place, and ‘important’ safety professionals and management settle onto a site, make their recommendations, then squawk and fly away in a hurry leaving feathers and bird poop in their wake for others to clean up … that is not Ray Liguori.

Ray and his wife Linda reside in Rocky Mount, NC where they have adopted three rescue dogs that run their lives, and they would have it no other way.

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