Developed programs, policies, and manuals, followed by training.
Reduced workers’ compensation costs by 77 percent, OSHA recordable rate 31 percent, and lost workdays case rate by 62 percent, through training and establishing an Illness and Injury Prevention Program (IIPP.)
Developed a successful corporate environmental compliance program from zero, and its implementation, throughout the operations and at all operating units and locations.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Leadership/Teambuilding Safety Training and Development Audits and Inspections Compliance with
Local, State, and Federal Regulations Injury and Illness Prevention Programs (IIPP) EHS Programs,
Policies, and Practices Risk Management Project Management Cost Reduction Security Loss
Prevention Emergency Preparedness OSHA DOT FMCA HAZ MAT Ergonomics GMP
Lockout/Tagout (LO/TO) Distribution Behavior-Based Safety ISO 9001/14001
Director, Environmental Health and Safety, Celerity Logistics, Grapevine, TX, 2000 to 2016
Created accountability programs to aggressively minimize accidents and injuries.
Actively promoted, advocated, and communicated ergonomics/safety within the organization.
Exemplified and instilled a culture of safe behaviors and promoted the maintenance of a safe workplace for all persons on-site.
Developed and maintained all Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) related programs.
Conducted EHS inspections, audits. and assessments to observe behaviors and conditions and to verify the appropriate implementation and effectiveness of EHS controls, programs, and corrective measures. Complied with federal, state, and local EHS regulations by studying existing and new legislation; anticipating future legislation; interpreting standards; enforcing adherence to regulations; advising management on needed actions. Developed corporate emergency response procedures; distributed and updated emergency procedures to reflect changes in staff size, location, organization, and home office facilities.
Monitored the effectiveness of procedures during evacuation drills and revised the procedures as necessary.
Provided Managers and Supervisors with the training resources necessary to enable them to satisfy their legally mandated EHS training obligations.
Took steps to ensure employees adopted safe work practices.
Maintained contact with outside contingency planning professional organizations and local/regional emergency response groups.
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Regional Environmental Health and Safety Director, Jevic Transportation / Montgomery Ward Division, CO, Bryan, TX, 1988 to 2000
Developed and implemented Safety Committees to drive employee involvement in safety performance.
Monitored facilities and processes for adherence to OSHA guidelines by overseeing inspections, recommending corrective measures, and preparing for OSHA safety audits and investigations.
Developed and maintained excellent local and state agency relationships.
Screened independent contractor applicants with respect to safety performance (PSP), work history, and hiring guidelines.
Conducted ergonomic evaluations and drove for short and long-term corrective actions to reduce musculoskeletal injuries and resultant worker compensation costs.
Investigated OTR accidents and incidents with detailed written reporting, including, root cause and preventable/non-preventable determination, in addition to follow-up with post-accident alcohol/drug testing and insurance claim filing.
Oversaw managed care operations for workers’ compensation, which involved underwriting, claims review, OSHA compliance and training, and loss prevention.
Maintained all OSHA and DOT, (driver qualification files), documentation and incident/accident/injury reports. Utilized investigating procedures, medical counseling, associate communications, and money management strategies to minimize lost time and work-related injury and auto liability costs.
Coordinated weekly Tailgate Talks on Safety and Security.
Led, developed, and trained associates in safety programs to maintain company safety standards and compliance with local, federal, and state regulations.
Performed training, to include Train-the-Trainer, for corporate operational and corporate safety policies and procedures as well as OSHA, FMCSA, and HM.
Managed training compliance at all locations to ensure 100% training completion compliance.
Assured process safety activities were coordinated with plant Operations and Maintenance in accordance with company standards, agency regulations and industry best practices.
Adhered to all Good Manufacturing Practices, company policies, Code of Conduct, and safety procedures.
Performed internal audits and monitored site compliance with all permits and both Federal / State regulations.
When visiting sites, spent time with employees, listened to what they were saying, reported issues, concerns, and/or suggestions to the appropriate departments.
Proactively assessed the safety climate, via observations, audit trend analysis, and investigation key learnings. Communicated and made appropriate recommendations to Management for needed work process improvements or corrective actions.
Master of Occupational Health and Safety, American Commercial College, Lubbock, TX
OSHA 500 Trainer
First Aid, CPR, and AED Certified
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