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Manager Safety

Lincoln City, OR
$75 - 95 K
October 23, 2018

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Shelly Ward

***** ****** ******** ***** ****, Cloverdale, OR 97112, 503-***-****


Dedicated Human Resource & Safety Manager who is a detail-oriented self-starter, and a driver of continuous improvement projects that identify risk and proactively resolve issues. I love to learn and train employees in the areas of risk mitigation, OSHA regulations, wellness and other safety related topics. I am looking for an opportunity where I can improve safety systems that reduce injuries and employer costs associated with workplace injuries and accidents.


Safety/People Development Manager 4/2018 - Present

Tillamook Country Smoker

Bay City, OR

Responsible for managing human resources and developing safety for the location. Supporting growth in the business by hiring over 135 new employees in 4 months; this included recruitment, coordinate job fairs, internal job placement, orientation and benefit enrollment. Implemented a working lock out tag out program, fall protection program and contractor safety.

Corporate Safety Manager 2/2011 - 4/2018

Tillamook County Creamery Association

Tillamook, OR

Responsible for managing and developing safety, emergency and security policies for all locations. Develop and present monthly safety meetings for all facilities. Ensure compliance with regulatory agencies; all aspects of workers compensation from intake to return to work program; develop and track safety/security budget; develop monthly reports for managers, directors and executive team; make safety recommendations on building projects that includes tear down, building improvements and new construction; oversee safety committees at all locations. I am also involved with wellness, designing and implementing a walking path for employee use, implementing a program at the plants for visits from a physical therapist; this program allows employees to seek advice on work related or non-work related injuries. This program has reduced the recordable injuries in this work group by 50%. Manage employees at multiple locations includes goal setting, career development and mentoring.

Safety Administrator 11/2005 - 2/2011

Tillamook County Creamery Association

Tillamook, OR

Administered FMLA/OFLA and short term disability programs, managed workers compensation claims, implemented SDS online program and trained employees on use, coordinated random and ODOT drug testing program, programed and maintained security cards and access data base, support corporate safety manager, maintained and tracked training records and incentive programs for all employees. Managed plant safety committee taking, tracking and distributing meeting minutes.

Package Administrative Assistant 11/2000 - 2/2011

Tillamook County Creamery Association

Tillamook, OR

Scheduled employees, track payroll and attendance in accordance with union contract. Prepare and proof letters for department manager, communicate information to employees regarding production or schedule changes, coordinate department managers schedule, complete weekly yields and production downtime reports, take and distribute departmental meeting minutes. Implemented a training system to ensure employees were trained and evaluated on all jobs.

Veterinary Technician 10/1981 - 11/2000

Cloverdale, Oceanlake and Lincoln City Animal Clinics

Organized daily surgery schedule and appointments, prepped patients for surgery and other procedures, took x-rays, administered anesthesia and monitored patients for surgery, administered medications and provided instruction for home care. Order supplies, maintaining controlled substances log, distributed monthly statements and tracked accounts receivable, complete daily deposit and submit payroll.


Graduate of Nestucca Union High School

Attended Tillamook Bay Community College, Chemeckta Community College and Portland Community College

OSHA 30, Certificate in Safety Management

Certificate in Executive Safety Management

Confined Space Rescue, First Aid/CPR

Continuous Improvement, Green Belt


Member of ASSP (formerly ASSE) – serving on their executive board for two years and heavily involved with GOSH 2015.

Member of Morrow County LEPC

Member of Tillamook County LEPC

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