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Safety Manager

Location:
Rockford, Michigan, United States
Posted:
February 14, 2018

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THOMAS M. KONECSNI, ASP, CSP

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Rockford, MI 49341

Cell Phone: 616-***-**** Office: 616-***-****

Email: ac4gzk@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY

A seasoned professional with over thirty years of progressive experience, in the management, administration, and implementation of Safety Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental and Transportation Programs. Major strengths are in organization, planning, supervision, developing, budgeting and directing challenging projects. Expertise is in Safety, Health & Environmental Auditing as well as Loss Prevention and Risk Management for General Industry, and Manufacturing and Construction. A very dependable, thorough, and well-organized individual whom is innovative and communicates effectively.

Objective

To manage and lead a successful growth oriented company that fully integrates safety, health, environmental, and risk management into the business plan to achieve Best in Class Safety, Health and Environmental Management that adds value to shareholders.

PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Aerotek, Grand Rapids, Michigan 2017 - Present

Project Safety Director (Contract)

Responsible for successfully integrating safety behavior to change the culture of all trades working on the Ash Tank Project located in West Olive, MI for the Consumers Energy JH Campbell Facility. Within a month time frame, successfully transformed overall operations and management team as well as subcontractors, to prevent general contractor from termination of all jobsite activities.

Federal Mogul, LLC, Greenville, Michigan 2016 - 2017

Environmental, Health and Safety Manager

Responsible to successfully integrate EHS into the operation by implementing processes, systems and procedures to prevent injuries and to facilitate and maintain regulatory compliance at the facility.

Provide regional EHS leadership to multiple facilities of operational business functions to enable efficient knowledge transfer of key skills to managers, supervisors and employees.

In conjunction with the senior leadership and the facility Plant Manager, develop proactive annual safety plans that provide solutions necessary to build and sustain a world-class safety culture.

Continually seek opportunities to improve the knowledge and skill of the facility management and supervisors to positively impact the safe operations of the business.

Analyze/interpret company safety metrics to proactively target and eliminate injury to employees through the development and execution of facility strategic reduction plans.

Execute a comprehensive facility inspection process within region to ensure continuous improvement while maintaining regulatory compliance.

Demonstrated ability to perform root cause analysis of incident/accident investigations.

Oversee and empower the facility Safety Committee to build a world-class safety culture within the facility.

Implement effective environmental safety and health programs to ensure that facility operations are fully compliant with Local, State, and Federal laws.

Provide required regulatory training and oversight of all recordkeeping processes.

Maintain all facility required environmental permitting including but not limited to RCRA/HazWoper, PSM,

Storm water (SWPPP), ICP, NPDES, SPCC and provide training as required by regulations.

SET ENVIRONMENTAL CORPORATION, Grand Rapids, Michigan 2014 - 2016

Regional Safety Manager

Responsible for the Safety, Health, Environmental and Transportation Programs of the Michigan Division.

Conducts safety training at orientation and as needed for job specific and recurring requirements.

Participates in industry association groups, engages in community events and activities and works with state level OSHA partners.

Conducts safety, environmental and transportation audits, and regular job site inspections to proactively identify corrective actions and training needs.

Ensure that all relevant safety supplies, equipment, PPE, safety postings and related materials are available and properly displayed on job sites.

Develops, maintains and improves safety related standard operating procedures, systems and processes to improve results and ensure compliance with, state and federal recordkeeping requirements.

Collaborates with Area Leaders and the Corporate Executive Team on safety changes and improvements.

Consistently communicate the corporate vision for safety and ensure that employees are aligned with the corporate safety culture.

Leads the Safety Committee, assures compliance with DOT “Driver Safety Program”, completes incident investigations, and facilitates resolution of workers’ compensation issues.

Creates and distributes safety related articles and tool box talks for distribution by leaders or trained individuals.

Lamar Construction Company, Hudsonville, Michigan 2011 – 2014

Corporate Safety Director

Responsible for the Safety and Health of all divisions and office locations located in Michigan, Colorado, and Kentucky.

Developed, implemented, and maintained health, safety and environmental management systems policies and procedures for all operations of Lamar Construction Company throughout the United States.

Advised company president, office management and project managers on safety matters including accident prevention, job site safety procedures, industrial hygiene, environmental and property protection and fleet safety management.

Visit offices and projects to review safety and loss control activities and audit for safety compliance.

Track each operating unit’s safety performance and report monthly. Participate in establishing HSE goals and objectives.

Meet with customers to review company safety procedures and to address site specific safety plans and customer safety concerns.

Act as the principal point of contact for the Company’s insurers on all safety related issues.

Developed and implemented HSE training and safety orientation programs. Assure that all Company safety training is completed and documented. Perform safety training as needed.

Supervised 4 Safety Coordinators and one Safety Manager.

Assure the accurate and timely preparation of OSHA logs and other safety compliance reports.

Develop and implement programs for pre hire fitness for duty evaluation and drug testing.

Develop and implement procedures to assure that the number of claims which must be recorded on OSHA reports is minimized according to OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements.

Assisted the Workers Compensation Claims Administrator as requested concerning the investigation and handling of workers compensation claims.

Developed and implemented procedures for accident investigation and analysis, and the development of remedial and corrective actions. Assure effective communication of resulting hazard analysis and corrective procedures throughout organization.

Develop and implement safety incentives programs for both full time and staff and field forces.

Evaluate all OSHA and other governmental agency safety and environmental citations, assist field offices in responding to such citations, and identify and implement required corrective actions concerning citations.

IREX CONTRACTING GROUP, INC., Lancaster, Pennsylvania 2000 - 2011

Regional Manager, Safety, Health and Environmental Affairs

Responsible for Safety, Health and Environmental activities and issues for 12 branch offices within 13 States and Canada.

Recognized for advising clients on cost effective and practical solutions to regulatory compliance issues and concerns.

Developed, implemented, and monitored employee training and written custom programs, as well as loss control and risk management issues pertaining to the Workers' Compensation system for over 250 clients.

Selected to work at several remediation sites for hydro-fracking operations in Montana and North Dakota Bakken Oil Fields project.

Developed and completed Job Hazard Analysis on new equipment and oversee Construction Safety Management for the James Webb Space Telescope project located at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas.

Implemented various management information systems for material data sheets, training, incident reporting and project risk management assessment program databases.

Coordinated ergonomics program resulting in significant reduction of cumulative trauma and repetitive motion injuries.

Conducted OSHA 10 & 30 Hour Supervisor training for the Construction Industry at all offices within the region.

Reduced incident rate by more than 60% through various proactive safety programs.

Established a successful regional safety incentive awards program.

Implemented, developed, coordinated, assisted, advised, and taught many regulatory required employee training programs throughout region.

Developed a Blood borne Pathogens Program for Wells Fargo throughout the Nation.

Improved on the implementation and organization of a Medical Surveillance Program as well as a D&A program.

Assisted in the implementation of region’s asbestos, lead, and mold abatement programs.

Formulated plans and strategies for enterprise wide health, safety and environmental risk management. Established short and long term safety and health objectives, and developed programs to achieve these objectives. Provide technical assistance to operating personnel for compliance with OSHA, EPA, DOT and other regulatory HSE standards, for compliance with customer safety requirements, and for successful management of HSE risks encountered at work sites.

FOAMEX INTERNATIONAL, INC., Compton, California 1998 - 2000

Environmental, Health and Safety Manager

Responsible for the Environmental, Health and Safety compliance at four facilities.

Developed and implemented required Safety, Health and Environmental compliance programs and procedures.

Organized and trained employee emergency response activities per the hazardous materials emergency response plan.

Reduced OSHA Recordable Incident Rate by 62% (98-99) by implementing a safety awareness and incentive program.

Completed compliance reports/audits and permits for government agencies for the facility.

Installed a supplied air system for affected pour line activities that warrant the use of respiratory protection.

Prior to employment at Foamex LP, successfully reduced a CAL-OSHA citation by 93%

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ROLLINS ENVIRONMENTAL, INC., (OPC) / LAIDLAW Los Angeles, California 1994 - 1998

Safety and Health Manager/Western Regional Safety & Health Manager -OPC

Responsible for Safety and Health activities and issues at treatment, storage, and disposal facility in Los Angeles, also for 10 transfer stations offices (Chempak) within 13 Western States.

Maintained a two-year time span without a “lost time accident” and a nine month time period without an OSHA Recordable. Reduced incident rate 66% through various proactive safety programs.

Administered, led, and participated in weekly safety committee meetings and periodic accident/incident investigations.

Participated in several remediation projects and implementation of region’s remediation division.

Developed and implemented Safety, Health and Environmental compliance programs and procedures.

Organized emergency response activities as an Emergency Coordinator for the company.

Approved and qualified all vendors, contractors, TSDF’s, and transporters.

Completed compliance reports/audits and permits for government agencies for clients as well as the facilities.

Coordinated and assisted project managers with all aspects of bids and contracts in a cost effective and timely manner.

ICI FIBERITE, INC., Orange, California 1993 - 1994

Safety, Health & Environmental Affairs Manager

Responsible for implementation and maintenance of comprehensive safety and health policies and programs, which protectsthe employee and facility. These include: Medical Site Emergency and Security, Industrial Hygiene, Safety and Health Training and Documentation, Accident Investigation, Periodic/Routine Inspections, and Compliance with all applicable regulations.

Reduced incident rate by more than 50% resulting in lower workers’ compensation costs.

Achieved 1,000 days and more than 805,000 man work hours without a “lost time accident.”

Reduced cost and usage of P.P.E. by 30% throughout plant operations by implementing standard operating procedures.

NABISCO BISCUIT COMPANY, Buena Park, California 1988 - 1993

Safety and Health Specialist

Responsible for overall compliance to safety and health policies, procedures, and programs at facility.

Developed and improved Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental standards, practices and procedures.

Liaised with public and private safety, health and environmental organizations to develop and advance occupational health practices and standards.

Developed and presented employee training programs for Hearing Conservation Program, Respiratory Protection Program, Hazard Communication Program, and Emergency Evacuation and Fire Prevention Plans.

RICOH ELECTRONICS, INC., Santa Ana, California 1986 - 1988

Environmental Health and Safety Specialist

Responsible for Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental compliance programs and procedures.

Developed and taught programs in HAZCOM and personal protective equipment, Hearing Conservation Program, and Respiratory Protection Program to ensure adherence to Local, State, and Federal laws and regulations.

Implemented, developed and managed security program and company policies. Instated security badge system to track personnel when entering and exiting all facilities throughout company.

Successfully appealed an alleged violation with CAL-OSHA based on an employee complaint regarding air contaminants in the workplace.

Education Affiliations

Adjunct Professor Construction Safety and Health American Society of Safety Engineers

Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan National Safety Council

Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health American Industrial Hygiene Association

Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan Indoor Air Quality Association

Long Beach City College, Introduction to Spanish AGC Safety and Health Council Chairman

Long Beach, California West MI Air & Waste Management Association

Lakeshore Safety and Environmental Network

President Winding Ridge Trail Association

Certifications/Authorizations

Board of Certified Safety Professionals - Associate Safety Professional ASP - #25927

Ergonomics Certificate Program

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Environmental Auditing Certificate Program-ISO 14001:2015 E.M.S. Lead Auditor #105292

California State University, Long Beach, California

Authorized Instructor National Safety Council- Defensive Driving Course

Authorized Instructor American Red Cross/American Heart Association - CPR/First Aid/AED

Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor – 10/30 Hour Safety Training Courses

Authorized Instructor U.S. Department of Labor – Mine Safety & Health Administration-Unlimited

Certified OSHA Asbestos/Lead Abatement Contractor/Supervisor Courses

Certified EPA Lead Renovator Initial Training Program

Certified ACGIH Guidance Mold Remediation in Buildings

Certified for Energy Audits with Building Envelopes

OSHA 40 Hour Hazardous Waste & Emergency Response Operation (HAZWOPER)

Department of Transportation Hazardous Material 181 Program

Radiation Safety Officer – Next Generation Solutions

AHERA Asbestos Supervisor and Inspector

“Train-The-Trainer” Competent Person Scaffolding

Competent Person Fall Protection Training Program

Certified DEQ Storm Water Management Operator

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