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Safety Civil Engineering

Location:
Dallas, Texas, 75202, United States
Salary:
60,000
Posted:
April 24, 2019

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JAMES RAY DEAN

Environmental Health and Safety

Risk Management • Loss Control

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Seasoned professional with extensive experience planning and providing comprehensive oversight for safety operations;

offering a record of achievement reducing injuries and minimizing costs associated with workers’ compensation claims.

•Developed master safety and accident prevention plans from ground up, instating programs to great effect.

•Conducted thorough audits of facilities and operations and identifies opportunities to improve safety and compliance with internal/external standards.

•Devised impactful solutions and secures buy-in from executive team, demonstrating benefits stemming from fewer lost-time incidents, as well as increase in production and quality.

•Capably manages personnel, systems, resources, and finances to consistently deliver impressive results.

EXPERTISE

Risk Assessments

Regulations

Record Keeping

Safety Audits

Workers’ Compensation

OSHA

ADA

EPA

DOT

Training

Accident Avoidance

Ergonomics

TCEQ

Compliance

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

•Developed and implemented original safety and health programs, establishing goals and initiating training for supervisors.

•Achieved 66% decrease in injuries amid period in which company doubled in size.

•Drove substantial reduction in direct costs associated with accidents, as well as indirect expenses, which – according to OSHA estimates – four times greater than direct costs.

•Established workers’ compensation control programs and initiated investigative procedures for all injuries, reducing direct costs associated with claims by half.

•Contributed actively to development of Process Safety Management course, in partnership with OSHA, John Gray Institute, and Associated Builders and Contractors; delivered training on safety procedures.

•Detected fraud on four separate workers’ compensation cases within five months.

•Developed reputation for integrity among OSHA representatives, being requested specifically by OSHA director to investigate issue at employer’s facility; agency took no further action following investigation.

•Directed safety on four co-generations projects and on petrochemical project totaling more than 1.1 million and 3 million man hours respectively, achieving zero lost-time injuries on each initiative.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

NOWCC/EPA Inspector, Prevention & Response, Environmental Protection Agency. Region 6, Office Dallas, TX. Certified (SEE 0912) Updated Region 6 electronic oil database from paper inspection reports. Covered hundreds of inspections and over 20 years of reports, Inspector of Oil and Gas production and bulk storage facilities in Ar., LA. & East Texas. 2011 to 10/13/17

Safety Director, Mustang Masonry – Dallas, Texas 2010

• Trained site supervisors in safety standards, enabling them to recognize and resolve deficiencies proactively rather than allowing problems to go unchecked until acknowledged by higher authority.

•Drafted first company-specific master safety and accident prevention plans.

•Created accident and injury reporting procedures, minimizing workers’ compensation costs.

Safety Manager, Turner Industries Group – Paris, Texas 2009

Directed safety, health, and environmental compliance for 330,000 square-foot piping fabrication shop that included paint, fusion bonding, and blast facilities. Completed annual federal and TCEQ air permit updates and deviation reports.

•Realized company’s need for more proactive safety program and proposed solution, educating senior management regarding potential benefit to production, quality, and costs. Discovered four fraudulent workers’ compensation claims, sparing Turner Industries expenses associated with those cases.

JAMES RAY DEAN

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Safety Engineer/Senior Safety Engineer, U.S. Personnel – Irving, Texas 2001-2003, 2006-2008

Safety Engineer, G&A Partners – Irving, Texas 2003-2006

Provided safety and risk management services to companies that outsourced these functions. Supported sites in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Lubbock and Amarillo areas and throughout Oklahoma, Georgia, and North and South Carolina.

•Conducted prospect risk assessments for clients in construction, health care industry, and fields including metal fabrication and cabinet manufacturing.

•Performed in-depth audit of procedures at each facility and designed programs to eliminate hazards and facilitate more productive and less hazardous operations.

•Developed master safety, accident prevention, and emergency evacuation plans customized to each client’s operation, playing integral role in reduction of errors and injuries and increase in product quality.

•Drove compliance with OSHA, DOT, and EPA reporting requirements.

Project Safety Manager, Howe-Baker Engineers/CBI – Tyler, Texas 1996-2001

Coordinated, and managed safety, training, security, medical services, and workers’ compensation programs for Texas Eastman, Phillips 66, Air Liquide, Valero Refinery, and Dow Chemical facilities.

•Oversaw construction of hydrogen units in operating petrochemical plants.

•Coordinated union and non-union contractors – including civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers, insulators, painters, chemical cleaners, and catalyst loaders – to deliver on multimillion-dollar projects.

•Achieved only one lost-time injury in span of five years.

PUBLICATIONS

Plant/Contractor Safety Partnerships, Plant Services Magazine, Putman Publishing.

Pre-Bid Safety Reviews, Construction Division News, American Society of Safety Engineers.

Hydrostatic Testing, Construction Division News, American Society of Safety Engineers.

Welding Safety, Industrial Safety & Hygiene News.

EDUCATION

Safety Engineering Program, Kennedy-Western University

Safety Degree Program, Craven Community College – New Bern, North Carolina

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Society of Safety Engineers

(Past President, Fort Worth and Sabine Neches chapters)

CREDENTIALS

Certified (SEE0912) Inspector, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures/Facility Response Plans. EPA

Loss Control Representative, Texas Department of Insurance

Certified First Aid Institute Instructor, National Safety Council

Master Trainer, Associated Builders and Contractors

Certified Respirator Training Instructor, 3M Corporation

Excavation Safety Certification, Texas A & M University

Certified Supervisor of Asbestos Abatement Projects, University of Texas Department of Civil Engineering

Certified Emergency Medical Tech, University of Texas Department of Civil Engineering

Certified Instructor, Course Standards for General Industry, OSHA Training Institute

Certified Instructor, Course Standards for the Construction Industry, OSHA Training Institute

Safety Management Certification, OSHA Training Institute



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