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EHS Manager

Location:
Bismarck, Illinois, 61814, United States
Posted:
November 02, 2018

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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

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:

Risk Assessment

Injury Elimination

Incident Investigation

OSHA Regulations

Employee Training

Behavior Safety Concepts

Environmental Regulations

Industrial Ergonomics

OSHA VPP

Industrial Hygiene

Emergency Response and Management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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.

Accomplishments

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.

Accomplishments

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

Safety Manager

Responsible for managing safety and health of Mueller’s two facilities in Decatur, IL and one facility located in Brownsville, TX.

Accomplishments

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.

Accomplishments

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.

Accomplishments

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

Company President

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

Safety training

Compliance audits

Industrial Hygiene air and noise monitoring

Expert Witness testimony

Worker’s Compensation case review

OSHA citation abatement

TEEPAK, Danville, Illinois

March 1991 - November 1999

Safety Superintendent

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.

Accomplishments

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

EDUCATION

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



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