ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH & SAFETY
Influential and solutions-focused professional with 10 years of experience in Environment, Health and Safety, including 8 years within a Senior EHS Professional role. Develops, updates, and facilitates comprehensive training programs and courses for workers from a wide range of industries to ensure complete understanding and adherence to health and safety regulations. Collaborates with teams during project planning and execution to recommend best course of action from an EHS perspective, significantly reducing negative impact on areas surrounding plants and refineries. Conducts thorough incident investigations to determine root of issues and provide efficient solutions, and observes standard operations to find methods of improving safety of workers in high-stress and dangerous environments.
CORE SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
Training & Awareness
Environment, Health & Safety
Training & Program Development
Government & Regulator Liaison
Safety Consultant Alcoa-Ma’aden Joint Venture Refinery Saudi Arabia 2014 – 2016
Overview: Operated as team lead while facilitating numerous health and safety training programs, focused on preparing workers in Saudi Arabia for standard operations within an aluminum refinery. Conducted numerous audits, investigating contractor EHS history and experience, to ensure incoming workers could perform tasks in adherence to regulations.
Implemented Alcoa’s Human Performance program in Saudi Arabia, following successful integration within Jamaican operations. Program adapts to increase safety processes during periods of decreased employee attention, including holiday and near-weekend shifts, reducing number of onsite injuries.
Incorporated review program to identify and resolve numerous safety violations related to scaffold use and maintenance, resulting in a significant decrease in violations and improvement to worker safety policies.
Risk Assessment: Evaluated project specifications and requirements to determine all potential and present risks onsite. Adapted information to create detailed risk reports and analysis, recommending program and training counter-measures to prevent onsite accidents and injuries.
Contractor Audit & Liaison: Observed contractor operations alongside review of work history to determine their adherence to environment, health and safety regulations. Accepted and denied contractors based on audits, supporting the overall contract negotiation and bidding process from health and safety perspective.
Onboarding & Coaching: Facilitated orientation for contractors, adapting training sessions according to areas of need determined during audit. Confirmed worker compliance with regulations and processes prior to project start.
Operations Review: Supported inspections of refinery prior to operations to maintain all required health and safety equipment and resources were properly implemented. Assessed facility for infractions, and reported issues to safety and operations management, when relevant.
Program & Training Development: Developed onboarding process for contractors and scaffold training program, utilizing OSHA scaffold and fall safety standards, in addition to Saudi Arabia government regulations to ensure training was comprehensive and complied with internationally-proven standards.
Internal Liaison: Communicated with EHS manager consistently to detail trainee progress and program effectiveness. Collaborated with safety consultants and EHS team to increase efficiency of department operations.
Senior Environment, Health & Safety Professional Jamalco (Formerly Alcoa) Jamaica 2006 – 2014
Overview: Contributed to the assessment and operation of numerous departments within the facility, and led 2 programs relating to wastewater management and waste management, respectively. Functioned as part of a team of technicians and project specialists to maintain operations adhered to EHS and government regulations.
Implemented compliance system to alert management to all permit and application development, processing, and approval processes. Confirmed all permit requirements were in place prior to project start.
Identified non-compliance with eye protection regulations throughout operations, and investigated worker complaints to discover humid work conditions caused fogging and slipping issues. Sourced and integrated suitable goggles to counteract issues and ensure workers adhered to eyewear regulations.
Created specialized team to collect and analyze operations and incident data, focused on governing tank volumes and handling practices. New programs and policies reduced spills by 50%.
Improved sewage management practices through transition of non-functional plant to full operating capacity, increasing regulator satisfaction and reducing ongoing operational costs related to offsite disposal of sewage.
Program Management: Oversaw programs centred on waste and wastewater management to ensure they met water quality and discharge standards, focused within facility sewage treatment plant and waste pond. Collaborated with geologists to establish wells, supporting program operations and increasing water movement.
Team Collaboration: Functioned as EHS representative within team of diverse specialists and technicians, recommending best course of action in all initiatives involving waste management and spill reduction. Accounted for all aspects of compliance and the completion of government permits and approvals.
Incident Investigation: Led investigations following onsite incidents involving workers, equipment, and facility operations. Developed actionable items and tracked closures as improvements were made, confirming resolution of all issues and items through system monitoring and numerous onsite inspections.
Government Liaison: Conducted government representatives through facility and site inspections and review, and served as a primary contact during communications with government and external regulatory agencies.
Post-Graduate Certificate, Marketing Management Sheridan College 2018
Post-Graduate Certificate in Project Management Humber College 2017
Bachelor of Engineering, Chemical Engineering University of Technology 2006