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Safety Manager

Cary, NC
March 24, 2018

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Tony L. Hooper

Holly Springs, NC



Environmental Health and Safety Professional with years of operational management experience providing direct leadership for large construction developments to include Compliance Audits, Training, Vendor Compliance and innovative behavioral based safety.

Strategic motivated individual with well-defined leadership and cohesive team building skills. Subject matter expert trained in motivating and managing technical and non-technical teams. Strong ethics, values and passion to preserve human life and environment.

Responsible for directing the implementation of American Tower's employee safety program nationally, including instruction and coaching of personnel up to 5,000 employees.


•Certified DOL and Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer

•ISO 14001 Internal Auditor


•ASSE Executive Program in Safety Management I & II

•Incident Command/Resolution

•Risk Assessment/Working at Heights

•Six Sigma Green Belt Project Leader

•Society Protective Coating SPC C-3 Certified

Professional Experience

Install Corporation

Director, EH&S 08/2017 Current

American Tower Corporation, Raleigh, NC

National Environmental Health & Safety Manager 2009-2017

Regional Environmental Health & Safety Manager 2005-2009

Safety Specialist, Farmington Hills, MI 2002-2005

Subsurface Exploration Inc., Environmental Geotechnical Drilling

Owner-Operator 1997-2002

•Experienced and knowledgeable in vertical construction, infrastructure, site work, and utilities.

•Developed and re-developed work processes to ensure optimal safety and compliance adherence.

•Redefined hazard identification processes.

•Collaborate with Hazardous Waste Management team on all major projects.

•Created and updated root cause analysis procedures to ensure accuracy.

•Ensured compliance with OSHA, MSHA, ASSE, ANSI, TIA, state and local regulatory agencies.

•Ensured adherence to organizational safety standards while promoting behavior based safety.

Extensive knowledge of safety & health standards, rules, and regulations and proficiency in applying them to large company operations across multiple locations

•Developed and implemented cutting edge initiatives and exemplary safety culture.

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•Created and managed Environmental Safety and Health monitoring programs for multiple partners and facilities

•Established key relationships with decision makers, clients and co-workers.

•Negotiated pricing and managed overall delivery performance of safety equipment.

•Collaborated with Operations to ensure incidents, injuries, claims were completed and recorded accurately.

•Ensured corrective actions were taken for all contractors and customer contractors.

•Conducted routine office and project site compliance audits.

•Developed corrective action plans and led all injury and vehicle accident investigations.

•Prepared and lead all bi-weekly EHS meetings.

•Delivered all safety related training on a wide array of topics and subparts.

•Conducted debriefings to determine type and severity of incident and to ensure proper preventative measures were implemented.

•Tracked and documented investigation progress as a lead investigator.

•Advocated Behavior Based Safety through exceptional communication.

•Performed reviews and evaluation of all work environments.

•Ensured overall compliance.


University of Findlay,

•Findlay, OH – Hazardous Waste Management – Hazard Communication

•US Department of Labor OSHA Training Institute Authorized Trainer

•ASSE Executive Program in Safety Management – CSP

•SPC C-3 Lead Competent Supervisor Certification

•ASSE Safety Management Certification I & II

•USAR National Guard Expert Demolition Training

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

•ISO 14001 Internal Auditor

•Gravitec Fall Stop Division Advance Rescue Certified Trainer

•ComTrain High Angle Tower Rescue Certified Trainer

•WRRC Certified Rigging Inspector

•DOL OSHA 10hr/30hr Authorized Trainer

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

•Anderson School of Business Management, Associates Degree

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