Farhad (Frank) Tabarsi
(714) 342- 4796
Environmental Health & Safety Manager with more than 23 years experience within manufacturing and aerospace industries. Proven ability to analyze environmental and industrial risks and take appropriate actions to manage and reduce operating costs, improve quality and productivity. Demonstrated influential leadership, communication, analytical, and problem solving skills. Excel at building high performing teams of people. EDUCATION
BS, Environmental Sciences, 1994
San Jose State University, CA
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager - CHMM License #19046 Institute of Hazardous Materials management (IHMM) Certified Safety Professional - CSP License #30808 Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
Environmental Management System - International Quality Standard 2008 ISO 14001, Certified Program Manager (ASSE)
Safety Management System - International Quality Standard 2017 ISO45001 - 2018, Certified Program Manager & Auditor American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
Global EHS Management – International Program Management 2018 International Standards, Legal Requirements, and Cost Management American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
Farhad (Frank) Tabarsi
Zodiac AKA as Safran, Huntington Beach, CA 2017-4/2018 Aerospace Manufacturer
Director of EHS
• Responsible for 43 facilities in 17 countries
• ISO 14001 & 45001Program Management
• RCA & QRQC implementation
• Advising senior management regarding compliance requirements in United States, Mexico, and European Union.
• Forming trust based relationship with site GMs in determining means of implementing various company ISO EHS standards, costs, time frames, needed extra resources, and support.
• Developing career goals for site EHS Managers and highlighting skills sets of Safety Professionals to form and advance a progressive safety culture for each site, based on ASP & CSP Blueprints established by BCSP.
• Communicating corporate goals to site EHS Managers and help each manager customize such message for his/her team.
• Using EHS ISO road map to determine shortcoming of each site, stakeholder, and programs.
• Developing a unique action items list for each site and coach each EHS Managers to complete and implement items. Rockwell Collins Inc., Irvine, CA 2015-2017
• Facilitating operations move from Tustin CA, to Irvine, CA
• Reducing compliance costs by $208,000 in 8 months; in hazardous materials management and AQMD’s Rule 2202 implementation.
• Completing internal audit and implementing corrective actions
• Improving computer based training (CBT) and participation rate from %17 per year to %92.
• Substantially increasing employee engagement in hazard recognition, solution finding, and implementation of corrective actions at work places.
• Ergonomics and Human Factors – Introduction of Sit Stand furniture, Co-working spaces to reduce fatigue and musculoskeletal injuries associated with excessive sitting and lack of movement. Farhad (Frank) Tabarsi
Vertis Inc., Pomona, CA 2000 - 2015
Division Safety Manager
• Led efforts to reduce injuries and accidents costing over $270,000 per year to less than $14,000 per year in less than 30 months. (%95 reduction)
• Reduced compliance and operations costs by over $700,000 per year, in 3 years. Cost reduction efforts including WC management & cost reduction, industrial waste management & disposal, industrial waste water management & reclassification, storm water management & process modifications, trash reduction & recycling efforts, as part of Pollution Prevention requirements.
• Design, introduction, and implementation of task specific training for high hazard tasks.
• Responsible for external regulatory interactions.
• Extensive Title V permits implementation, maintenance, pollution calculations, and audits.
• Fire Safety – Qualitative, quantitative, deductive, and inductive risk assessment. NFPA Life Sciences, fire protection systems design and implementation
• Interaction with all regulating agencies – Cal/OSHA, Cal/EPA, DTSC, SWRCB, SCAQMD, LAFD, OCFA, Cal/OES.
• Forming trust based relationships between site management, supervisory team, lead personnel, and employees.
• Defining short and long-term goals of the EHS program and means of achieving such goals.
• Establishing and defining matrixes that would measure progress of each team and each site.
• Establishing reward system that would recognize achieving set goals and award winners with tangible prizes, as well as revealing best practices.
Northrop Grumman, Sunnyvale, CA 1994-2000
• Industrial Hygiene measurements, quantification, and reporting of highly hazardous materials during application of materials used in rinsing, coating, and painting processes.
• Process modification to ensure safe air quality and correct application, and proper maintenance of equipment in paint booths.
• Materials evaluation, Hazard Communication training, PPE selection, and medical monitoring of employees. Professional Memberships
American Society of Safety Engineers ASSE
Institute of Hazardous Materials Management IHMM
Board of Certified Safety Professionals BCSP
National Fire Protection Association NFPA