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.
•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.
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
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.
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.
Safety Engineering Program, Kennedy-Western University
Safety Degree Program, Craven Community College – New Bern, North Carolina
American Society of Safety Engineers
(Past President, Fort Worth and Sabine Neches chapters)
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