Jeffery B. Fountain
Marietta, Georgia 30067
Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health / Environmental Management Concentration (2007),
Columbia Southern University; Orange Beach, AL
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (1989),
Georgia Southern University; Statesboro, GA
Associate in Science (1986),
South Georgia College; Douglas, GA.
Industrial Health and Safety:
OSHA Training Institute Education Center, Georgia Tech Research Institute
• OSHA Recordkeeping Standards (May 4, 2012)
• Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry (May 25, 2012)
• Incident Investigation (October 11, 2012)
Electrolab Training Systems
• SafeStart® Trainer Certification (March 2013)
Environmental Resource Center
• Environmental, Health, and Safety Laws and Regulations (July 19-20, 2012)
• Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course (July 24-25, 2012)
• DOT Hazardous Materials Training (July 26, 2012)
• Hazardous Waste and DOT Hazardous Materials Training (October 10, 2012)
• RCRA/DOT Hazmat Transportation 8 hour Refresher Course (May 9, 2013)
• HAZWOPER 8 hour Annual Refresher Course (May 7, 2013)
• EES, Industrial, Inc., (including BugBand and AeroClean Divisions), Cartersville, GA (March 2015 – Present)
Technical Director / Chemist / Safety & Regulatory Compliance Specialist
Currently managing all programs for new product research and development, quality assurance, environmental compliance, occupational health & safety, employee orientation & training, first aid, & regulatory compliance for janitorial cleaning and deodorizing, bug repellent, and industrial aerosol product lines.
Coordinator for employee safety committee meetings, provide testing on all batches of products, maintain a database of all quality testing, and notify production of any deviant trends in products. Responsible for establishing and yearly updates of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for over 50 different manufactured chemical products, maintaing a SDS database for over 100 raw materials, develop and provide employee orientation and safety compliance training on a monthly and as needed basis, responsible for a GHS compliant Hazard Communication Program, observe ongoing production operations for proper safe handling procedures, coaching of permanent and temporary employees on safe operating procedures, responsible for coordinating outside laboratory skin and efficacy testing, seeking consultant recommendations, supervising product label development and approval, responsible for annual EPA pesticide manufacturer reporting (aerosols), and FIFRA 25(b) EPA exempt pesticide registration in all states requiring Minimal Risk Pesticide registration.
Laboratory and analytical instrumentation: balances, rotary viscometers, gas chromatography, wet titrations, pH meters, refractometer, Pensky-Martens closed-cup flash point tester, gravimetric analyses, as well as, 5-liter and 12-liter chemical lab reactors for organic synthesis.
• Southwire Company Douglas Plant, Douglas, GA (March 2012 – July 2013)
Environmental, Heath, and Safety Specialist
Managed all programs for environmental, health, safety, sustainability, employee orientation, workman’s compensation, and first aid at the two Douglas industrial wire and cable manufacturing plants
Maintained government recordkeeping (OSHA, RCRA, EPCRA).
Provided environmental and safety annual and new employee orientation training for new employees.
Provided plant and new equipment safety audits.
Managed the due-diligence sampling and environmental health and safety considerations for a second Douglas plant; started production in July, 2013
Served on a corporate hand and finger injury committee to assess related injuries at 32 Southwire facility locations and implemented changes to reduce hand and finger injuries over 50 percent within first year.
Served on a corporate recycling team charged with finding methods of all Southwire plants to obtain company wide zero landfill use.
Oversaw four safety teams (Emergency Prepardness, Accident and Incident Investigation, Behavior Based Safety, Job Safety Analysis) while serving as a sponsor for the Emergency Preparedness Safety Team.
Responsible for promoting and implementing a behavior based safety program among 140 plant employees.
Represented Southwire in the 2013 Community Health and Safety Outreach Festival where the Douglas Southwire Plant became the first industry in Coffee County and Atkinson Counties to assist local medical facilities in the promotion of environmental sustainability, occupational safety, and healthy lifestyle habits through a local health and safety festival venue.
• JLA International, Ashburn, GA (January 2012 – March 2012)
Laboratory Coordinator / Analyst
Interacted with customers to assure satisfaction in a fast paced analytical laboratory responsible for testing peanuts and other food-related items for aflatoxins using immunoassay separation techniques, floremeters, blenders, and vertical cutting mills (VCM) sample preparations, and other wet testing methods.
Scheduled employee work shifts,
Managed 9 laboratory analysts,
Ordered laboratory supplies,
Approved and issued certificates of analysis.
• Southeast Health District-Coffee County Board of Health, Douglas, GA (December 2001 – July 2011) Southeast Health District-Ware County Board of Health, Waycross, GA (July 2011- September 2011)
Environmental Health Specialist IV / Lead Inspector
In Coffee County I was the lead environmental health specialist.
Managed two other environmental health specialists and a clerk within the department.
I provided educational compliance support and training to large groups of regulated individuals.
I was responsible for environmental evaluations to assure the public’s environmental safety and health.
Primary responsibilities included perform sewage site evaluations; permitting, system design, installation, verification of on-site sewage treatment systems, and assuring counseling when any human exposure may have occurred to the above agents; coordinate a 16 county program to monitor elevated blood-lead levels in children 6 years old or less; participating and overseeing restaurant and hotel management and personnel training, evaluation, grading and permitting of local restaurants and hotels per state and local food regulations; inspection, permitting, and enforcement of public spas and pools according to the state and local spa and swimming pool regulations; inspection, permitting, and enforcement of tattoo, body-piercing, and body-art studios according to local regulations; and interpreting or enforcing these rules through notification and/or legal action to assure public health standards are fairly and consistently maintained; restaurant and private well inspections; collecting, shipping and transporting non-public well water samples for bacteriological testing; institutional inspections; indoor air quality inspections; transporting animals for testing (West Nile virus, eastern equine encephalitis, rabies, etc.).
I was trained in many aspects of emergency management, bioterrorism containment, and security issues associated with the dispensing of the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile (medications and vaccinations) if needed locally; in the case of any emergency or natural disaster, health department personnel are prepared to initially and immediately assist the local Emergency Management Agency (EMA) until other personnel and resources become available.
I was also responsible for issuing emergency notifications from our public relations office to the local media when public health emergencies, such as floods, water contamination or boil water advisories, or other potentially health affecting events occur.
In my assignment in Ware County, I was responsible for tourist accommodation inspections, public pool inspections, water samples and private well treatment activities, animal bite investigations to prevent rabies, and various complaint investigations. I provided educational and informational training to community customers through various media regarding the various public health programs that the department managed.
• Arizona Chemical, a Company of International Paper, Incorporated (formerly known as: Union Camp Corporation, Chemical Division), Savannah, GA (April 1996 – December 2001)
Development and Technical Services / Technology Laboratory Technician
Functioned as a laboratory technician for the ink-resin and ink laboratories.
Functioned as the acting plant chemist for the Valdosta Arizona Chemical Ink-resin plant.
• Coffee Regional Medical Center; Douglas, GA (August, 1985 - September 1988 and May, 1994 - March 1996)
Phlebotomist / Collector
Collection of blood and urine samples for various medical assays, medical, industrial, and legal drug screens
Prepared, recorded, and filed requisitions and chain-of-custody records
Monitored and directed incoming phone calls for laboratory personnel.
• Optima Chemical, Inc.; Douglas, GA (May, 1989 - February 1994)
Chemical Laboratory Technician / Chemist (Quality Assurance, R&D, Analytical, and Training)
Responsibilities included the analysis of production samples and generation of QC documentation for later statistical process control analysis.
Responsibilities included the development, writing, and implementation of QC/QA documents for a Nuclear Quality Assurance Level 1 (NQA-1) Supplier Laboratory Quality Assurance Program, having audits equivalent to, or even more stringent than those of ISO- 9000.
Responsibilities also included training chemical technicians, researching and developing new and existing toll-manufacturing processes, interim specialty chemical plant operations, and developing laboratory analytical methods, including wet analytical methods, as well as, high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC), gas chromatography (GC), Atomic Absorption (AA), automatic titrators, and various instrumental means of analysis.
Functioned as a member of the plant safety committee which worked with the safety manger to review and implement policies for safe chemical reaction operations within the manufacturing facility.
• United States Department of Agriculture, Southeast Watershed Pesticide Residue Laboratory, Laboratory Externship; Tifton, GA (February, 1994)
I worked with many state-of-the-art analytical instruments and techniques for the determination of trace pesticide residue in soil and water samples. My training included extracting and preparing samples, designing gas chromatograph separation methods, preparing calibration curves, and analyzing samples for pesticide decomposition studies using solid phase extraction methods and a HP 5890 gas chromatograph with a Gateway 2000 computer system using Turbochrome acquisition and processing chromatography software. In addition, detailed training from Hewlett Packard representatives was supplied for the HP 5972 GC/Mass Selective Detector Spectrometer interfaced to a Vectra computer data system.
Foundation Scholarship (1984-86), South Georgia College (SGC); Who’s Who Among American High School Students (1984-86), SGC; Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (1984-86), SGC; Best-All-Around Runner Up (1986), SGC; Honor Graduate (1986), SGC; American Chemical Society Student Affiliate and Chapter President (1987-89), Georgia Southern University (GSU); Outstanding Junior Chemistry Student (1988), GSU; Outstanding American College Student (1989), GSU. Recipient of an American Chemical Society national grant for a slide / tape presentation for area Georgia students entitled “Chemistry in Your Community” (1993), Coffee County Sheriff Department-Honorary Deputy (2003-2006), Chairman of the Georgia Environmental Health Association’s Board of Registered Environmental Health Professionals (2010 – 2012).
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS / REGISTRATIONS / LICENSES:
National Pool and Spa Association Certified Pool Operator (2002-present), Registered Environmental Health Specialist (GEHA, 2003-present), Certified Food Safety Manager (ServSafe, 2004-present), Licensed Water Operator (2005-present).
Member of the Douglas Safety Professionals Network (2012 – 2013), member of the Southwest Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society (1989-2009), Southwest Georgia American Chemical Society Section Secretary (1993, 2005-2006), Douglas Area National Chemistry Week Coordinator (1993), Southwest Georgia Section National Chemistry Week Coordinator (1994), Southwest Georgia American Chemical Society Public Relations Chairman (1994-1999), Chairman of the Southeast Health Unit District (16 county area) Pool Committee (2002-2011), Blood Lead Investigator / Risk Assessor for the Southeast Health District (2002-2011), General Sanitation and Food Safety Committee (2002-2011), Douglas Smoking on the Square BBQ Cook-Off Judge (2003), Coffee County Sheriff Department Deputy (2006-present), Georgia Board of Registered Environmental Health Professionals-DPH Representative (2009 - present).
German, knowledge of general computer systems, and a working knowledge of "Microsoft Office" software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, and the Garrison designed Digital Health Department Database. I have worked with computer systems at all above jobs.