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EH&S, OSHA, Fire protection, trainer certified in multiple disciplines

Birmingham, Alabama, 35244, United States
Negotiable with relocation or benefits; min. $75k
May 26, 2018

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Daniel Edward Cobb

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Hoover, Alabama 35244



E H & S professional with broad experience in the industrial environment. Experienced in providing safety and health services from both a corporate level and in the field, including supervision and management. Experienced in industrial work planning and maintenance. Intellectual, creative, and analytical skills with demonstrated attention to detail and organization. Motivated self-starter with proven multi-tasking abilities.


ALABAMA POWER 1987 - 2016

Senior Safety and Health Coordinator, Birmingham, Alabama 2012 - 2016

●Provided corporate-level safety and health support for the 22 state-wide generating facilities (1550 employees), focusing on ensuring OSHA compliance. Duties included: writing and implementing new and revised safety and health procedures; conducting all root cause analyses for injuries and significant near misses, including determination of corrective actions; performing safety and health audits of facilities; developing and instructing safety and health training (fall protection competent person, confined space entry; lockout/tagout, hot work permit, incident management, etc.); reporting leading and lagging indicators on a monthly basis; guiding facility personnel during OSHA inspections; mentoring site safety personnel.

●Committee memberships:

Safety and Health Management System development committee for Southern Company Operations (includes all Southern Company generating facilities, Engineering & Construction Services and additional corporate support groups)

Engineered scaffold committee for Southern Company

DOT/FMCSA committee for Southern Company

Regional Maintenance Scheduler, Wilsonville, Alabama 2010 - 2012

●Produced the work schedule for the labor broker contractor employees at the three large generating plants in the Birmingham area. Responsible for ensuring work across the three plants is executed according the overall priority for the region and resources are assigned accordingly. Typically, the schedule contained approximately 200 tasks for 225 workers.

●Coordinated the hiring and layoff of contractor employees as required to meet the workloads at the three plants.

Senior Maintenance Specialist, Plant Gaston, Wilsonville, Alabama 2010

●System Owner for large ($550 million) environmental retrofit projects.

●Responsible for development and execution of the maintenance strategy, budgeting and inventory.

Start Up and Commissioning Manager, Plant Gaston, Wilsonville, Alabama 2009 - 2010

●Temporary assignment for a large environmental retrofit project.

●Responsible for design review, installation quality assurance, equipment check out, operational procedures, system start up, initial operation and environmental compliance for a chemical injection system to control aerosol emissions. The system consists of over 3,000 pieces of equipment, such as mills, blowers, control valves, transmitters and variable frequency drives.

Team Leader – Compliance, Plant Gaston, Wilsonville, Alabama 2005 - 2009

•Responsible for environmental (air, land, water), health and safety compliance, including all EPA, DOT and OSHA requirements at a large electric generating station. Interfaced with internal Environmental Affair personnel and regulatory agencies. Responsible for all EHS procedures and self-assessments.

•Responsible for covering project EHS requirements in contractor pre-bid meetings, conducting contractor EHS orientations and monitoring contractor EHS compliance.

•Responsible for performance and maintenance of environmental compliance equipment, including emission monitors, precipitators, baghouses, fly ash handling equipment and the Selective Catalytic Reduction Unit, as well as potable water and demineralized water production facilities.

•Served as Process Safety Management Coordinator, Radiation Safety Officer, HazMat Incident Commander, and Confined Space Rescue Team Leader.

•Responsible for development and performance management of four compliance specialists and eight journeymen.

Team Leader – Materials, Plant Gaston, Wilsonville, Alabama 2004 - 2005

•Responsible for management of $19 million inventory.

•Responsible for development and performance management of two materials specialists, four warehousemen, two helpers and two administrative support specialists.

Senior Compliance Specialist, Plant Gaston, Wilsonville, Alabama 2003 - 2004

•Responsible for plant emergency response program including fire protection, HazMat, confined space rescue and first responders. Responsible for general support of all compliance programs including environmental compliance (air, land and water) and OSHA compliance.

•Doubled the membership of the volunteer Emergency Response Team. Implemented an Executive Committee for plant emergency response team to facilitate advancement of the team.

•Safety consultant to Southern Company Services Construction during construction of a large ($220 million) environmental retrofit project.

Maintenance Planner, Plant Gaston, Wilsonville, Alabama 1996 - 2003

Project Engineer, Southern Electric International, San Juan, Puerto Rico 1996

On loan to Southern Electric International, a now defunct subsidiary of Southern Company.

Project Engineer, Plant Gaston, Wilsonville, Alabama 1995 - 1996

Safety Consultant, Southern Company Services, Wilsonville, Alabama 1995 - 1996

On loan to Southern Company Services, a subsidiary of Southern Company.

Plant Protection Supervisor, Plant Gaston, Wilsonville, Alabama 1994 - 1995

Fire Protection Coordinator, Plant Gaston, Wilsonville, Alabama 1991 - 1994

Regulatory Compliance Specialist, Plant Gaston, Wilsonville, Alabama 1989 - 1991

Results Technician, Plant Gaston, Wilsonville, Alabama 1987 - 1989


Birmingham Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry


Risk Management and Emergency Leadership, INCA

Fire Instructor I, Alabama Fire College

Fire Inspector I, Alabama Fire College

Hazardous Materials, Alabama Fire College

HazMat Technician, Emergency Response Services

Industrial Fire Team Leader, LSU Fireman Training Program

Confined Space Rescue Instructor, Alabama Power, Wright Rescue

First Responder Instructor, American Red Cross

Scaffold Competent Person, Safway, Scaffold Safety Institute

Fall Protection Competent Person Instructor, Reliance Fall Protection

Excavation Competent Person, Georgia Tech OTI


Birmingham Grotto of the National Speleological Society; elected to two terms as president.

Birmingham Astronomical Society; elected to two terms as president.

Tribal member, White Earth and Pine Arbor Square Grounds and the Southeastern Mvskoke Creek Nation.

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