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EHS Management leader

Orange Park, Florida, 32073, United States
April 30, 2018

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William A. Larson, CSP 904-***-**** (Mobile)


Highly accomplished, board certified safety leader, over 15 years of mid-senior level strategic leadership and tactical EH&S expertise deploying continuously improving injury prevention, risk mitigation, OSHA/ EPA regulatory compliance outcomes while supporting multiple widely distributed North American and international industrial manufacturing operations .

•Process Safety PSM

•Environmental Management Systems

•Risk Assessment /Management

•Behavioral Based Safety (BBS)

•Safety Culture Change Agent

•EPA/OSHA Regulatory Compliance

Strategic Materials, Inc, Jacksonville FL. 2017- Present

Regional Director Environmental Health and Safety

Oversight and execution of strategic leadership and tactical program implementation at multiple facilities for North America’s largest glass processing/manufacturing company where we achieve incident rates below industry average consistent regulatory compliance, healthy agency relationships, and safety cultural improvement initiatives.

Established safety management systems aligning with business objectives resulting in safety performance improvements, 30% IR reductions within 6 months and 50% reductions in LWDIR.

Lead environmental regulatory multimedia permitting, program development, air, wastewater, RCRA, Tier II, Storm water, SPCCM.

Effectively negotiated beneficial regulatory agency outcomes resulting in improved agency relationships, cost reduction, penalty reclassifications and organizational reputation.

Managed vendors, and consultants delivering EHS projects objectives, within scope/budgets.

Successfully managed risk assessment/ mitigation objectives resulting in combustible dust, industrial hygiene, electrical arc flash, incident reporting process improvements

Oversight and mentoring of shop level EHS staff, achieving goals and assuring performance.

GBW Rail Car Services, Jacksonville Fl. 2015- 2017

Regional Environmental Health and Safety Manager

At one of the nation’s largest rail tank car repair and cleaning organization lead EHS performance improvements impacting 13 facilities towards Incident Rate reductions of 35%, injury cost reduction of 25%, regulatory compliance and positive agency relationships.

Initiated safety culture change initiatives resulting in process improvements driving down incident rates region-wide by 35% and related injury costs by 25%.

Coordinated EHS data management to seamlessly manage positive EHS outcomes.

Lead Process Safety Management efforts at 3 facilities, effectively addressing chemical safety risks, and OSHA compliance requirements.

Lead $300k EHS capital improvements projects affecting multiple facilities, Fall protection systems, reengineered tank car cleaning operations

Implemented program improvement projects for several hi-risk operations” such as, confined space, LOTO, Hot work by developing work instructions, and JSA’s

Coordinated environmental efforts: Air-Title V, Storm water, RCRA, SPCCM, and waste water permitting resulting in Zero NOV’s and resulting healthy agency relationships.

Malnove Inc. Jacksonville FL. 2012-2015

Corporate Manager, Environmental Health & Safety

Lead company-wide implementation of EH&S strategic regulatory compliance plans, and safety management objectives at custom packaging/ flexography printing organization, 1000 employees and with operations throughout North America.

Reduced incident rates, company- wide, by more than 50% in two years resulting in $300k workers compensation cost reductions, and improved safety culture.

Introduced EHS data and communications platform launching enterprise-wide software solutions that reported incidents, tracked BBS, environmental activities, and real-time metrics.

Lead all environmental programs, including air (Title V) wastewater, RCRA Part B Post Closure obligations, storm water, while successfully managing positive agency interaction.

JDS Uniphase, Inc., Germantown MD. 2006 –2010

Division Manager, Environment Health and Safety

Directed “start up” of EHS processes, leading cultural-change within division’s 12 U.S, and 5 international facilities for $1.2 billion electronic communications equipment manufacturer. As sole EHS resource within 2 years reduced incident rates 3.1 to 1.6, eliminated over $150,000 injury costs and positively influenced organization safety culture.

•Integrated ISO 14001 management systems within business unit environment practices, managing all environmental risk exposures, such as air, water, RCRA waste management.

•Coordinate EHS property acquisition due diligences and risk management processes.

•Directed auditing program including 3rd party manufacturers and waste vendors.

Shire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Owings Mills, MD 2004 – 2006

Manager, Environment Health and Safety/Process Safety

Organizational senior EHS leader spearheading EHS /process safety management systems at a $1.2 bl. solid-dose pharmaceutical firm, impacting 1500 employees/ 7 operations in U.S and international.

•Directed environmental operating permits and established comprehensive industrial hygiene processes; including potent compounds impacting >500 employees.

•Facilitated PSM activities, resulting in regulatory compliance, and inherently safer processes.

•Managed a team of EHS professionals, and balanced budget ~$800k.

Environmental health and safety/Loss Control employment history prior to 2004 to be discussed.


Illinois State University – Bachelor of Science, Environment Health and Safety

Kennedy-Western University- Masters of Science, Safety Engineering.


oCertified Safety Professional (CSP) #A14232, April 2009

oOSHA 10 Hour (General Industry)

oForeign Language skills (Spanish)

oProcess Hazard Analysis/ PHA.

oEnvironment Hazardous Waste Management


American Society of Safety Professionals, Professional Member. #122071

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