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Environmental Policy, Health and Safety Systems, OSHA and Training Expert. Safety Management Systems, Safety Engineering, & Fall Protection Expert

Technical Consultant #2537


Expertise

  • Industrial hygiene management providing over thirty years of experience with focus to safety and health management.
  • Establish safety management systems supporting culture changes, applying safety engineering, training, OSHA negotiation and program development.
  • Providing solutions to reduce workman’s compensation claims.
  • Excellent communicator with technical, written and verbal skills, and providing expertise in the following industrial industries:
  • Safety Health and Environment (SH&E) management
  • Industrial hygiene management
  • Paper and packaging manufacturing
  • Petrochemical manufacturing
  • Telecommunications
  • Brewing
  • Rubber industries
  • Safety management systems
  • Culture change
  • Safety engineering
  • Fall protection
  • Root cause analysis
  • Ergonomic evaluations
  • Training

Experience

Undisclosed Company,  Senior Safety Consultant, 2019 - Present     

  • Providing customer-focused safety and health solutions to manufacturing clients, and helping them progress toward injury-free, caring safety cultures.

Sonoco, Hartsville, SC, Division Safety Manager - Display and Packaging, 2018 - 2019

  • Division-level leadership of safety and health for 9 locations in U.S. and 2 in Brazil.
  • Provided strategic direction, safety professional mentoring/support, and leadership team guidance to improve safety cultures and systems.

WestRock, Norcross, GA, Division Safety Manager - Mill Operations, 2012 - 2018

  • Corporate-level position with leadership responsibilities for 15 U.S. paper mills.
  • Technical mentoring mill Safety Managers and cultural coaching with mill leadership teams.
  • Provided strategic, data-based direction on safety initiatives with a customer-focused, hands-on approach.

Key accomplishments

  • Subject matter expert in root cause analysis, fall protection, program development, front line leader safety leadership training.
  • Coordination of Life-Changing Event (LCE) prevention program.
  • Implementation of contractor pre-qualification process across division.
  • Leadership and coaching on integrated approach to comprehensive safety management system and its importance in injury prevention.

Mead Westvaco Corp, Covington, VA, Manager, 2007 - 2012

Safety and Health Manager - Global Safety, Health and Environment (SH&E), 2010 - 2012

  • Corporate-level safety/health resource for Mid-Atlantic region.
  • Primary support to paper mill operations, and to numerous converting facilities.
  • Responsibilities included regulatory compliance oversight, technical assistance, program development, management system coaching and day-to-day general support.

Manager, Safety & Health, 2007 - 2010

  • Leadership of safety and industrial hygiene functions for a large bleaching paperboard facility, employing over 1,400 people.
  • Supervised union Safety Directors.

Yokohama Tire Corp., Salem, VA, Manager, Safety and Health, 2004 - 2007

  • Management of safety and health, industrial hygiene, fire prevention and workers compensation functions for 16,000 unit/day tire factory.
  • Key accomplishments include drastic reduction in workers compensation costs, improved relationship with regulatory agencies and improved fire prevention processes.

Independent Contractor, 2000 - 2004

  • Executed various business and functions working in the areas of Colorado and Virginia.
  • President and Owner-of a company that built log homes.
  • Log home sales and construction, which included real estate sales and settlements.
  • Sales Agent - Coldwell Banker Realtors

Coors Brewing Company, Golden, CO, Safety Manager, 1996 - 2000

  • Planned, implemented and managed safety and health issues for all beverage packaging departments.
  • Managed a variety of other functions, including ergonomic evaluations, training program development and delivery, implemented award-winning behavior-based safety initiative, and created fall protection system design.

U S WEST, Inc., (Qwest), Denver, CO, Manager – Safety and Loss Control. 1992 - 1996

  • Responsible for company-wide safety and health programs, strategies, planning, risk management and regulatory compliance.
  • Provided technical and regulatory support to field Safety Managers in 14-state region.

Total Petroleum, Inc. Denver, CO, Pipeline Safety Manager, 1989 - 1992

  • Managed safety and health programs for all pipeline employees across 5-state region.
  • Developed and coordinated Pipeline Industrial Hygiene Monitoring Program.
  • Supervised field Safety Specialists.
  • Developed and implemented a new Safety and Loss Prevention Program.
  • Designed fire protection systems for storage tanks and truck loading racks and managed installations.

Marathon Oil Company, Detroit, MI, Safety Engineer, 1988 - 1989

  • Provided safety and industrial hygiene support to one-half of refinery.
  • Coordinated refinery Industrial Hygiene Program and performed monitoring/analysis.
  • Served as a Chief for the plant Emergency Response Team, and as refinery Asbestos Expert.

Honors & Publications


Credentials

Registration and Certifications

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Fall Protection Competent Person 

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Board of Certified Safety Professionals
  • Professional Member, American Society of Safety Professionals

Education

  • M.S. Environmental Policy and Management, University of Denver, Denver, CO
  • B.S. Industrial Safety Management, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
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