EDUARDO I. GONZALEZ
Results is the true measurement of success
ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH & SAFETY PROFESSIONAL
High energy, dynamic and creative Enviromental Health & Safety Professional who leads from the front, with over 10 years of experience in the EHS profession. Proven history of influencing positive change in companies’ safety cultures to reduce workplace injuries. Expert communicator, negotiator and businessperson able to drive a robust and sustainable safety culture as well as forge solid relationships with strategic partners to build consensus across multiple organizational levels. Noted flair for effectively leading, motivating, and training teams at all organizational levels to drive a strong and sustainable safety culture as a “Core Value” instead simply one of many priorities. Exceptional ability to identify and implement simple solutions to complex regulatory problems, while managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Strong problem-solving, analytical and strategic thinker, who is passionate about teamwork, excellent customer service and continuous learning. Decision-maker respected for sound judgment in crisis situations, risk mitigation, reducing injuries, maintaining EHS policies and procedures, and driving a safety-focused culture. Exceptional knowledge of business continuity and disaster planning. Detail-oriented leader with the confidence and ability to “Hit the ground running” and drive continuous improvement. PROFESSIONAL STRENGTHS & EXPERTISE
EHS EXPERTISE & STRATEGIC PLANNING
LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
AUDITING & COMPLIANCE
TEAM BUILDING & IMPROVEMENT
BUDGET CONTROL /WASTE REDUCTION
STRATEGIC PLANNING /ANALYSIS
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
FACILITY SECURITY & MAINTENANCE
POLICY & PROCEDURE DEVELOPMENT
EHS CONSULTANT 8/2017-PRESENT
SAFETY “ED”, LLC – MIAMI, FL
Providing EHS consulting services within the General, Agriculture, Transportation and Warehousing industries. Specializing in critical analysis and risk identification of all EHS, sustainability, security, and facility maintenance. Achieving organizational growth through Regulatory Compliance made easy. DIRECTOR OF EHS (ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH & SAFETY) 4/2016-8/2017 COSTA FARMS, LLC – MIAMI, FL
Appointed in a holistic upper management role for the farming (Agriculture & Forestry) organization, with over 4500 employees and locations in 19 US States, Dominican Republic and China. Lead all EHS and emergency strategical guidance and support through a hands-on and collaborative team base approach to all operational leadership at all levels. Directed and controlled all regulatory compliance evolutions by developing a shared team-based approach EHS management system of specific multi-site audits, risk and gap assessments, Job Safety Analysis (JSA) and Behavior Based Safety Observations (BBSO). Collaborated with the executive team to create functional EHS programs that supported the company’s business growth strategies and global activities. Generated the development of the highly collaborative EHS team that created the organization’s safety culture that drove sustainable and continuous improvement. Managed a team of 4 direct reports and reported to VP Human Resources. (Additional key achievements upon request) EDUARDO GONZALEZ- HTTPS://WWW.LINKEDIN.COM/IN/SAFETYED/ Key Achievements:
Developed the catalyst operational strategy of Safety, Quality and Production, which offered a systematic and uniform approach for conducting business.
Champion activities designed to empower employees to take ownership of and lead safety efforts in their role.
Overcame employee resistance within all operational locations by incorporating a 100% “Boots on the ground” approached that cultivated a culture of fairness, learning, and participatory management into operations.
Solidified relationships with multi-site leaders to orchestrate numerous collaboratives & proactive initiatives that reduced OSHA recordable incidents by more than 25% over prior year and a savings of more than $350k.
Created and promoted the holistic strategical road-map that provided the key milestones, guiding coalition as well as the compelling vision for the EHS program success, which reduced overall EHS operational cost by more than $500K from prior year. ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH, SAFETY, SECURITY, & FACILITY (ETNSHE) MANAGER 6/2008 – 2/2016 L’ORÉAL TRAVEL RETAIL AMERICAS – MIAMI, FL
Served in a holistic management role for this cosmetic and beauty products distributor. Appointed to manage all environmental, health, safety, sustainability, security, emergency and facility maintenance programs for the Miramar Luxury Brand Products organization. Spearheaded all EHS programs & initiates while influencing integration of relevant policies and best practices into the business. Developed and implemented site-specific EHS programs & processes including: Emergency Preparedness & Fire Protection, Safety Risk Assessments and Safe Working Procedures for Office & Non-Office Activities, Hazardous Waste Management, H&S Training, Ergonomics, Contractor Management & Safety, Security Access Control, Manned Guarding Crisis Management. Ensured total compliance with local, state, and federal regulations for all EHS areas including OSHA, EPA, DOT, NFPA, ANSI and hazardous materials handling. Active member of the Corporate Crisis Management Team. Managed construction vendors who perform remodeling, maintenance service, and repairs in the areas of plumbing, carpentry, painting, plastering, machine servicing, janitorial, general grounds, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, security, and electrical systems. Reported to VP of EHS Americas L’Oréal. (Additional key achievements upon request) Key Achievements:
Received L’Oréal’s Global Safety Award for outstanding EHS (Environmental Health & Safety) metrics.
Championed the development and implementation of all EHS programs, audits, security, facility maintenance, hazardous waste management, subcontractors/vendors, emergency, and disaster programs with zero violations and zero fines during tenure.
Managed a $500k+ combined department annual budget, and continuously reduced the total operating overhead by at least 10% on an annual basis.
Evaluated and implemented numerous EHS & Ergonomic best practices, which yielded 3 years of continuous no lost time incidents for a workforce of 50 employees.
Implemented sustainability endeavors that reduced water, transportable waste, and CO2 by 50%. CORPORATE SAFETY & SECURITY MANAGER 1/2005 – 5/2008 GATOR LEASING, INC. – MIAMI, FL
Served as the Corporate Safety & Security Manager for this multi-site privately held full service truck leasing firm prior to its acquisition in 2008. Primarily responsible for directing all day-to-day operations related to environmental, health, safety, emergency and security regulated by state and federal agencies. Ensured compliance with a broad range of federal, state and local government regulations Including: OSHA, EPA, EDUARDO GONZALEZ- HTTPS://WWW.LINKEDIN.COM/IN/SAFETYED/ DOT, FMCSA, PSM, NFPA, ANSI and hazardous materials handling. Held accountable for all licensing and occupational permitting activities while controlling risk exposure and operating expenses. Reported to the President, Vice Present and Human Resource Director. (Additional key achievements upon request) Key Achievements:
Championed the development and implementation of all EHS programs, audits, security, facility maintenance, hazardous waste management, emergency, and disaster programs with zero violations and zero fines during tenure
Establish training for employees on a wide range of safety topics including, driver training, product hazards and handling, safe work practices, first aid, emergency response, regulatory compliance and other topics.
Lead all loss control and prevention initiatives that specifically included: Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), facility safety equipment and physical security.
Developed and facilitated all safety-related customer requests (i.e. training) and advising on safety compliance-related product/service offerings.
ADDITIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE UPON REQUEST
US ARMY FIRST SERGEANT (RETIRED)
R E C E I V E D HONORABLE D I S CHARGE I N 2000 AFTER 21 Y E A R S O F S E RVICE EDUCATION
MASTERS OF SCIENCE
HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY (MIAMI, FL)
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES & MANAGEMENT
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA (COLUMBIA, SC)
T R I L I NGUAL PROFESSIONAL: ENGLISH S P ANISH G E RMAN CERTIFICATIONS
ASSE CERTIFICATE IN SAFETY MANAGEMENT (CSM) HAZWOPER POSH OSHA 501 OSHA 30 TRAINER COURSE IN GENERAL INDUSTRY HAZARDOUS MATERIALS GROUND, AIR AND VESSEL SHIPPING FOR OPERATIONS (DOT/IATA/IMDG) HAZARD COMMUNICATION/GLOBALLY HARMONIZATION SYSTEM (GHS) RESOURCE CONSERVATION RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)
PIT TRAINER FIRST AID /CPR RESPONDER MASTER LEVEL TRAINER CSP CERTIFICATION (PENDING) COMPUTER SKILLS
MICROSOFT OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY SUITE
OUTLOOK WORD EXCEL POWERPOINT