KEITH E. PRAYTOR, CSP
A detailed minded Health and Safety professional with industry experience in manufacturing and plant environments. Areas of expertise include HSE Management Systems, H&S Program Development and Training, Fire Prevention, Emergency Response, Regulatory Compliance Inspections/Auditing, Loss Control, and Ergonomics. Drives compliance through frequent communication, expertise in incident investigation and promotes on-going safety daily. A performer who implements and delivers solutions to maintain a safe working environment.
Haldor Topsoe, Inc 2016-2018
Managed written H&S programs/policies/procedures for plant & regional sales office to ensure ongoing compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations.
Lead field audits including regulatory and site permits/procedural compliance (turnaround/maintenance outage safety – including contractor qualification).
Coordinated and conducted H&S training; including, but not limited to new employee orientation, annual refresher training, CBT training, and contractor training.
Developed and maintained Houston Area Safety Council (HASC) site-specific training curriculum for employees and contractors.
Maintained OSHA Logs & associated recordkeeping requirements.
Facilitated incident investigations, including the use of Root Cause Analysis methodology, and report writing.
Handled incident reporting database including coordination of action items.
Directed selection and management of PPE and safety equipment through workplace assessments to identify risks, potential hazards and controls.
Coordinated IH Program including monitoring activities and employee follow-up.
Eco Services Operations LLC (formerly Rhodia, Solvay) 2006-2016
Health & Safety Specialist
Managed multi-site Health and Safety initiatives which included HSE management systems, risk assessment, life critical procedures (development and implementation), safety training (development and implementation), industrial hygiene, and emergency response ensuring full understanding and compliance with programs.
Coordinated HSE team in development and implementation of standardized Life Critical Programs/Permits (LOTO, hot work, line entry, confined space entry, etc.) for North American Eco Services sites.
Directed HSE management system and regulatory system audits for all sites as a
member of corporate HSE team for NA Eco Services (Lead Auditor).
Facilitated identification of H&S aspects of site operations by training plant resources in risk identification methods Critical Task Analysis/Job Safety Analysis, including prioritization and mitigation.
Developed annual and long-term plans and goals addressing company and regulatory requirements.
Lead HSE management system (ACC Responsible Care) reviews including agenda/presentation development.
Conducted effective field audits including regulatory and site permits/procedural compliance (turnaround/maintenance outage safety – including contractor qualification).
Provided HSE training including presentation development and delivery of regulatory and site-specific topics.
Tyson Foods, Inc. 2002-2006
Area Safety Manager
Delivered technical support, information and assistance to 17 facilities in 4 states related to occupational safety, fire prevention, emergency response, loss control, and ergonomics.
Managed on-site inspections and program review ensuring compliance and correcting deficiencies.
Conducted specialized training in hazmat response, respiratory protection, confined space entry and incipient fire force ensuring understanding procedures and appropriate action sequencing.
Mentored safety personnel and evaluated/assisted with facility-specific safety training for team members.
Directed incident investigations involving serious injury, chemical releases/spills, and major losses and disruptions to continuity of operations.
Reviewed and analyzed injury/illness trends, developing safety goals and objectives to reduce OSHA recordables.
Facilitated response to OSHA inspections/complaints.
University of Houston – Clear Lake
BS in Environmental Science
Concentration: Safety & Industrial Hygiene
University of Houston – University Park
BBA in Organizational Behavior & Management
Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) Professional Member
Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)