Experienced Certified Safety Professional. Proven ability to motivate employees and lead an organization towards a strong safety culture. Proven record of identifying risk and partnering with leadership to develop strategies to eliminate or reducing the risk to an acceptable level. Proven ability of reducing employee injuries. Demonstrated capability of creating effective safety policies. Experienced at designing and delivering effective safety training. Areas of expertise include:
Behavior Safety Concepts
Emergency Response and Management
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, Bismarck, Illinois
September 2018 - Present
Provide safety and industrial hygiene consulting services.
NTN DRIVESHAFT, INC. Columbus, Indiana
August 2015 – September 2018
Environmental Health and Safety Manager
Responsible for managing the environmental, health, and safety activities for three manufacturing sites and the administration offices of the NTN Driveshaft campus.
Reduced OSHA DART rate by 50%, 2015 vs. 2018.
Identified deficiency in the safety and health programs and developed improvement strategies.
Reviewed incident and medical records for the years of 2014 and 2015 to ensure proper regulatory compliance.
Implemented a machine guarding program.
Instituted a safety inspection program.
Updated and revised the Lockout/Tagout program to include machine specific energy control procedures.
Conducted Personal Protective Equipment assessments, identified and procured proper PPE.
THYSSENKRUPP CRANKSHAFT COMPANY- DANVILLE FORGE, Danville, Illinois
December 2011 – July 2015
Health, Safety, and Environmental Leader
Responsibilities include the management of the health, safety and environmental systems and programs for the Danville Forge operation of ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft Company.
Through experienced leadership, reduced OSHA Recordable incidents by 60%, 2011 vs. 2014.
Successfully managed the safety of contractors and ThyssenKrupp employees during a seven month, multi-million dollar repair of a forging press. During the project there were no injuries to contractors or ThyssenKrupp employees.
Developed a program to identify and correct unsafe conditions and unsafe behaviors.
Revised and updated safety and environmental programs ensuring regulatory compliance: Emergency Action Plan; Lockout Policy; Respiratory Protection Policy; Permit Required Confined Space Policy; Fall Protection; Hazardous Communication Policy; Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan; Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan.
Improved the content of safety training materials and assisted in the development of a training tracking system.
Developed an Industrial Hygiene monitoring plan and conducted air sampling and noise monitoring ensuring regulatory compliance.
Successfully managed environmental programs maintaining certification of ISO 14001.
MUELLER COMPANY, Decatur, Illinois
January 2011 - December 2011
Responsible for managing safety and health of Mueller’s two facilities in Decatur, IL and one facility located in Brownsville, TX.
Analyzed injury trends and developed plans and methods to reduce the frequency of employee injuries.
Established required safety training for departments. Upgraded the content of safety training.
Identified areas of safety program and compliance deficiencies by participating in compliance audits. Developed strategies for correcting noted deficiencies.
Procured automatic external defibrillators and provided training on the units.
Improved the accessibility and efficiency of obtaining incident records by organizing and implementing an electronic storage process.
Improved the quality of incident investigations and corrective actions.
Improved the management of the Air Lead sampling and Blood Lead sampling programs.
Revised the respirator medical evaluation program to improve compliance and reduce the cost of annual evaluations.
MERVIS INDUSTRIES, Danville, Illinois
August 2008 – December 2010
Corporate Safety Director
Responsible for directing and managing all safety, health, and environmental processes of Mervis Industries ensuring compliance with applicable governmental regulations and established corporate objectives.
Conducted a health, safety, and environmental audit of the company. Identified and prioritized corrective actions for eliminating risk and noncompliance. This resulted in major strides in improving worker safety and health and regulatory compliance.
Achieved a 46% reduction in the company’s OSHA Recordable rate when comparing the 2007 rate to 2009 rate. Achieved a 29% reduction in the company’s Worker’s Compensation experience modification rate when comparing the 2007 rate to the 2009 rate.
Developed and implemented written programs and procedures: Aerial Lift Policy, Fire Prevention Plan, Hot Work Policy, Lead Housekeeping Policy, Overhead Crane & Hoist Policy, Smoking Policy, Monthly Safety Inspection Policy, Machine Specific Written Lockout/Tagout Procedures, Contractor Insurance Policy, and Refrigerant Recovery Procedures.
Implemented the use of engineering controls and personal protective equipment to eliminate or reduce the risk of fall hazards. Developed and conducted fall protection training and related equipment training.
Established safety training requirements based on employee job duties. Developed safety training resources for conducting required employee safety training.
Identified and obtained increased environmental resources. Required environmental policies were developed and/or revised.
Implemented a corporate safety audit program which resulted in increased compliance with company requirements and a reduction in unsafe conditions.
JELD-WEN, Klamath Falls, Oregon
February 2005 - June 2008
Divisional Field Services Manager - Risk Management
Provided Risk Management services to Jeld-Wen's window and door manufacturing facilities. Primary duties included industrial safety, workers compensation, industrial health, business and liability insurance.
Reduced employee injuries resulting in an average reduction of 46% Worker’s Compensation Rate
Conducted assessment audits to ensure compliance with internal and governmental regulations
Developed corporate safety and health policies
Conducted fire prevention assessments
Developed and conduct safety training
Conducted Workers Compensation claims reviews
Assisted facilities with the implementation of safety programs
Analyzed accident trends and develop strategies for safety improvements
Conducted industrial hygiene air and noise surveys
Analyzed and evaluate new equipment and jobs for potential safety risks
Conducted Property Insurance Underwriting Surveys
WORKPLACE SAFETY SOLUTIONS, Bismarck, Illinois
December 1999 - February 2005
Managed safety and industrial hygiene consulting company providing services to a diverse client base. Services provided included:
Development of safety policies and employee training programs
Industrial Hygiene air and noise monitoring
Expert Witness testimony
Worker’s Compensation case review
OSHA citation abatement
TEEPAK, Danville, Illinois
March 1991 - November 1999
Managed the safety and health activities of the facility. Responsible for developing and managing safety systems to eliminate accidents and injuries and to ensure full regulatory compliance with OSHA.
Organized and managed activities of the facility in order to gain entrance into OSHA’S Voluntary Protective Program. Obtained Merit Level 1992 and Star Level 1995.
Reduced injury rates to 60% below that of comparable industries
Successfully developed and implemented policies and provided training for: Lockout/Tagout, Confined Space, Respiratory Protection, Emergency Preparedness Plan, Process Safety Management
Organized/led/trained emergency teams, both private and public
Developed industrial hygiene programs and conducted industrial hygiene monitoring
Organized/led accident investigation team
Managed the Contractor Safety Program
Created plant safety auditing system
Presenter at national and regional OSHA and VPP conferences
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Illinois State University
LICENSES & CERTIFICATES
Certified Safety Professional
National Safety Council - Advanced Safety Certificate
Illinois Fire Marshal - Fire Fighter II, Rescue Specialist/Vertical I & II, Confined Space Rescue
Hazardous Materials Technician
Emergency Medical Responder
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER WORK
Past member of the Vermilion County Emergency Planning Committee
Served as Coordinator of the Vermilion County Hazardous Materials Response Team
Served as Assistant Coordinator of the Vermilion County Confined Space Rescue Team
Past member of Bismarck Community Fire Protection District
Served as Administrative Board Chairman of St. James United Methodist Church