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Safety Engineer

Location:
Orlando, Florida, United States
Posted:
November 02, 2018

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MARIA BEJARANO-RODRIGUEZ, ASP

(***) *** - ****

ac7k7t@r.postjobfree.com

PROFILE SUMMARY

For the past 6 years as a compliance safety and health officer I have inspected over 100 high risk industries with the goal of reducing on-the-job hazards, preventing work related injuries and ensuring optimal regulatory compliance with OSHA requirements. I have led in-depth complex inspections with minimal supervision, such as fatalities, and serious incidences where extensive independent research was needed for hazards not identified in existing OSHA standards. These inspections have resulted in the identification of systematic errors in the employer’s processes that lead to implementation of safer work practices that have reduced incidents at the workplace. With deep understanding and knowledge of OSHA regulations I strive to maintain accident- and hazard-free environments and motivating staff for optimal regulatory compliance.

HIGHLIGHTS

Experience in planning and implementing health and safety programs

In depth knowledge of health and safety issues in manufacturing processes

Knowledge of process safety management methods. Familiarity with exposure to fumes, odors, and noise

Knowledgeable in applicable local, state, federal and global safety regulations and standards

Comprehensive knowledge of safety control technologies, equipment and devices

Basic knowledge of physical and chemical hazards as well as toxicological implications on human health

Fluent in Spanish and English

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Maple, AutoCAD, Minitab, SPSS

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

Project management

Safety Engineering

Strategic Planning

OSHA Regulations

Communication Skills

Policy Compliance

Time Management

Result-Oriented

Process Safety Management

Training & Development

Risk Management

Customer Service Focus

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Safety Engineer Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) ) Buffalo, NY July 2014 – Present

Conduct safety inspections in workplaces covered by the OSH Act which involve:

Coordinating Incident/Accident Investigations of serious incidents related to machine guarding, Lockout Tagout, fall hazards, forklift truck incidents and other industry recognized hazards that lead to amputations, permanent disabilities and death by identifying the root cause through the systematic review of failures of safety and health programs.

Evaluating general industry worksites such as metal working, woodworking, and food process for combustible dust hazards by analyzing programs and policies and collecting materials for combustibility testing.

Discovering serious deficiencies in the control of hazardous energy, such as electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and other sources of energy during the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment by identifying inadequate workplace Lockout/Tagout policies, procedures and training practices according to 29 CFR 1019.147 OSHA standard.

Performing ergonomic assessments for high risk industries such as healthcare, warehousing, and repetitive motion jobs that result in musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) using the NIOSH Lifting Equation, reviewing the OSHA 300 injury and illnesses log, assessing ergonomic programs and collecting and analyzing data using ergonomic principles.

Identifying serious electrical workplace hazards involving exposed electrical parts, overloaded circuits, inadequate personal protective equipment and improper lockout/tagout procedures as per 29 CFR 1910.302 through 1910.308, 1910.331 through 1910.335 and NFPA 70E.

Collaborating in a Process Safety Management (PSM) inspection of ammonia refrigeration systems which include reviewing emergency response procedures, injury and illness logs, unit process flow diagrams, piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID), process of safety systems, process hazard analysis (PHA) incident reports, employee interviews and verifying full program implementation.

Reviewing Hazards Communication programs for deficiencies in hazard classification, chemical labeling system, Safety Data Sheet (SDS) requirements, training, proper use of PPE and compliance with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS).

Surveying confined spaces at worksites to ensure the correct identification and classification of confined spaces and permit confined spaces, as well as program and training requirements in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.146.

Cite alleged violations, calculate penalties and propose abatement action to management.

Trained Interns in multiple topics of Safety and Health and acted as a mentor for their academic projects.

Provide technical clarification of standards and explanations of agency policy, procedures and directives to employers, employees, and general public.

Translate and interpret OSHA materials to assist the Spanish speaking community more efficiently.

Negotiate informal settlement agreements with cited employers, post inspection.

Appointed Acting Assistant Area Director-Safety to manage day-to-day activities such as, evaluating and assigning inspections to Compliance Officers, evaluating employer’s abatement documentation to citations issued, and reviewing rapid response investigations/ complains for compliance when needed.

Participated in full scale emergency preparedness training exercise following the Incident Command System as Documentation leader in the Planning Section.

Intern Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Buffalo, NY June 2012 - July 2014

Collaborated with Compliance Officers (CSHOs) while conducting walk-through of industries to identify potential health hazards

Part of the team that conducted safety re-evaluation inspections of industries in the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP)

Handled inquiries of safety and health hazards over the phone, assembled letters to employers, retrieved mail and sorted it.

Senior Consultant University at Buffalo (CIT Helpdesk) Buffalo, NY July 2012 - May 2014

Provided workstation and some networking support to approximately 1500 end-users

Installed and maintained a wide variety of software and hardware on the desktop

Provided one-on-one end-user training in the use of applications and operating systems as needed

Intern CSM Bakery Products ) Buffalo, NY February 2012 - April 2012

Collected weight data to determine overfill statistics of finished products, by using work sampling and statistical tools

Improved method of dispensing finished product by using a cost-benefit analysis to determine an automatic valve was needed.

EDUCATION

Masters of Science – Industrial Engineering University at Buffalo, The State University of New York May 2014

Bachelor of Science – Industrial Engineering University at Buffalo, The State University of New York August 2012

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Member Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) 2015 - Present

Member American Society of Safety Engineers 2012 – 2013

Secretary Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2012 – 2013

HONORS AND AWARDS

Winner of the Silent Hoist and Crane Paper Handling Scholarship University of Buffalo

Recipient for the Goldsmith Scholarship University at Buffalo

Recipient of the NIOSH Traineeship Grant University at Buffalo

Communications and Outreach Award OSHA

OSHA Regional Administrator Award, Partnering for a purpose OSHA

Public Service Recognition Award OSHA

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Tax Preparer/Reviewer Volunteer Income Tax Assistance 2017 - Present



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