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Environmental Health And Safety Manager

San Antonio, Texas, 78230, United States
June 12, 2018

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Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Qualifications Profile

Systematic, safety-focused, and multifaceted professional, offering extensive experience in leading all aspects of health, safety, and environment operations. Commended for the capability to direct high-performing teams to mitigate risks, ensure overall safety and security, and drive operational productivity. Expert at identifying, developing, and facilitating effective training programs to promote injury- and hazard-free workplace. Adept at overseeing daily inspections as well as corrective and preventive measures in accordance with federal, state, coastal, and international standards and requirements. Technically proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

Areas of Expertise

Job Safety and Analysis

Pollution Prevention and Spill Response

Taproot Incident Investigations

Emergency Response and Issue Resolution

Safety Management Systems

Port State Control

Strategic Planning and Implementation

Process Monitoring and Improvement

Auditing Functions

Root Cause Assessments

Professional Experience


Confidential Dec 2014–Present

Ensure strict compliance with all regulatory requirements and company policies by performing daily monitoring of ongoing rig operations as well as health, safety, and environmental procedures through evaluation of field activities

Efficiently manage pre-job planning activities for impending high-exposure operations

Take charge of preparing, reviewing, and updating the job safety analysis (JSA), work instruction manual (WIMs), and formal risk assessments

Render keen supervision and mentorship to more than 120 rig employees through formal classroom training on environmental health and safety topics

Expertly lead over 45 audit items and corrective and preventive measures implementation along with ISO 14001 activities onboard examinations

Provide support in overseeing corporate and rig training, mentoring, compliance, and reporting areas of non-conformance with safety and environmental policies

Determine gaps in health, safety and environmental programs and work practices through worksite audits

Preside over weekly HSE meetings and daily pre-tour meetings

Direct safety health and environmental systems execution to guarantee adherence to regulatory standards, while maintaining its effectiveness and performance

Displayed skills in identifying and implementing safe work practices and strategies, thus decreasing risks for the company

Reduced and eliminated hazards by identifying root causes and formulating corrective action plans through numerous accident investigations on oil rigs

Secured $4,200 savings in transportation costs and over $17,000 in total costs through the development of strategies and arrangement of expired class 1 items disposal from oil rigs

Drove efforts in 81% reduction of companywide volume of spills to sea in 2017

United States Coast Guard, Various Locations

First Responder Regulator Auditor Instructor Mentor – Corpus Christi, TX, Reserve Oct 2017–Present

Conduct training on various topics including facility security, and pollution requirements, over-water product transfers, environmental policy, security laws and regulations, as well as domestic and international laws relating to United States and foreign vessels

Fulfill wide-ranging roles and responsibilities including mentor, instructor, and coach for numerous Coast Guard team members

Develop and facilitate classroom and on-the-job training for active duty and reserve members, directly contributing to more than 25 marine safety qualifications achieved by Sector Jacksonville personnel

First Responder Pollution Investigator Regulator Auditor Instructor – Jacksonville, FL Jul 2009–Oct 2017

Promptly handled and responded to more than 60 pollution incidents; while maintaining safe movement of over 9.5 million pounds of military and commercial explosives

Observed strict compliance with OPA90 pollution prevention regulations, OSHA safety regulations, and MTSA security regulations in administering over 100 waterfront facility inspections as well as over 3500 inter-modal container examinations including HAZMAT and explosives

Maintained active involvement in the following EHS activities:

-Over 60 port state control examinations to ensure safety, security, and pollution compliance of foreign vessels;

-Three separate intermodal shipping container inspections (MASFO) in Jacksonville and Savannah to assist more than 700 containers;

-Vessel cargo safety sweeps and inspections of 27 MOL vessels with 9,500 pieces and 1.2 million square feet of military cargo; and

-Security and pollution exercises, table tops, and full scale

Earned recognition for expertly leading numerous trainings across multiple EHS areas involving:

-Hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER) and incident command system (ICS) instructions to over 230 personnel from more than 13 agencies;

-Facility security and pollution requirements, over-water product transfers, environmental policy, and intermodal containers containing hazmat and explosives, vessel design and systems, certificates, and engine room training

-Radiation level one, emergency response guide navigation, occupational risk management, hazard communication, physical hazards and personal protective equipment to 23 Coast Guard members;

-40 hours of classroom and field training for 16 members attending Facilities Inspection College from Jacksonville, Miami, St. Petersburg and Savannah, served as the lead instructor in 2017;

-On-the-job and classroom training for pollution, designated waterfront facilities, containers, explosives, port state and radiation level one;

-Semi-annual training on radiation level one and gas alert Quattro meters;

-National Incident Management System (NIMS), hazard recognition, operational risk management, while co-coaching the HAZWOPER training; and

-Quarterly radiation training and drills

Spearheaded numerous initiatives including safety, security, and pollution prevention inspections of vessels and crew in accordance with the applicable domestic and international laws; along with the safety and security of the Port during the loading and discharge of 32 military cargo vessels

Adhered to domestic and international laws in assessing intermodal shipping containers transporting hazardous cargo and explosives; and inspecting vessels for safety, security, and possible violations of Coast Guard regulations

Carried out tasks during five explosive handling supervision operations for the US Marine Corps and Military Sealift Command

Offered keen oversight to teams consisting of 15 people

Facilitated follow-up to address outstanding issues which may be failures of vessels safety management system

Assumed various roles during tenure such as military out load (MOL) training petty officer; unit safety coordinator for foreign vessel inspection (JMASTT ); and assistant unit safety coordinator for the Incident Management Division

Held accountability in conceptualizing and executing a training plan for 2015 and 2016 with a focus on pollution, facilities, and containers qualifications using PowerPoint presentations, table top exercises with mock scenarios, and practical exercises

Offered hands-on assistance in learning new materials by creating innovative low cost training scenarios on various areas including authorities, jurisdiction, documenting and processing different types of evidence, sampling methodology, safe work practices, and booming techniques

Served as a verifying officer and a board member for pollution, designated waterfront facility, container, and explosive handling boards

Played an integral role in identifying root causes and implementing corrective action plans through accident investigations, thus decreasing and eliminating hazards on onboard commercial vessels

Investigator Regulator Auditor Pollution Responder, Marine Safety Detachment – St. Paul, MN Sep 2006–Jul 2009

Administered root cause accident investigations to commercial vessels and mariners

Made major contributions in attending to multiple flood response operations in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, and North and South Dakota; as well as in operations for 2009 Republican National Convention in St. Paul Minnesota

Functioned as facility inspector and regulator, in charge of performing waterfront facility inspections

Facilitated industry and port partners training concerning security requirements implementation for new Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC) program; along with area familiarization and boat crew training for team members

Played an integral role in determining an error in Coast Guard lease, thereby generating over $1500 annually savings on service

Education and Credentials

Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health, 2018 Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies, 2013 Thomas Edison State University, Trenton, NJ

Graduate Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health, 2016 Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL

Type 4 Incident Commander

Professional Development


-ISO 9001: Lead Auditor Course, 2015

-ISO 14001: Lead Auditor Course, 2004


-Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

-30-Hour General Industry Safety and Health

-40-Hour HAZWOPER Hazardous Waste Site Worker Training

-132-Hour Occupational Safety and Health Professional Program

-233-program hours Oil and Gas Safety and Health Professional Course

Lion Technology Inc.:

-Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Transportation Certification (DOT)

-HAZMAT Vessel Shipper Certification / Hazardous / Toxic Waste Management

United States Navy:

-Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health

-Fall Protection Course

-Electrical Standards Course

-Respiratory Protection Program Manager

-Ergonomics Program

Safety Management Systems:

-Confined Space Competent Person Rescue

United States Coast Guard:

-Unit Safety Coordinator Course

-ICS Safety Officer Course

-Waterfront Facilities Inspection Course

-Pollution Incident Responder Course

-Radiation Detection Level II

-Marine Safety Explosive Handling Supervisor Course

-National Container Inspection Program

-Leadership and Management School

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):

-Science of Oil Spills

-Shoreline Cleanup Assessment Team (SCAT)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

-Incident Command System (ICS) Train the Trainer

-Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Train the Trainer

Florida State College

-Vessel, Company and Facility Security Officer Course

Department of Transportation

-DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing

-Drugs That Impair Driving

University of Minnesota

-OSHA - 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Site Worker Training – HAZWOPER

Awards and Honors

Coast Guard Marine Safety Insignia Coast Guard Achievement Medal 4th Coast Guard Achievement Medal 3rd

Coast Guard Achievement Medal 2nd Coast Guard Achievement Medal 1st Army Achievement Medal

Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Award Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon Armed Forces Reserve Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal National Defense Service Medal Coast Guard Unit Commendation


Volunteer, Jacksonville Reef Research Team Habitat for Humanity Trinity Rescue Mission

Joseph Finegan Elementary School Parque Diane Homeowners Association

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