Roberto W. Feliz, Sr.
An accomplished safety, health and environmental professional with a reputation for results. Superior communication skills, articulate in conveying messages, ideas and concepts. Works well independently or part of a team. Comprehensive experience in safety and disaster preparedness in federal, local and state sectors. A strong willingness and desire to make a positive impact in people’s lives.
RELATED SKILLS SET
OSHA regulations Root cause analysis FEMA Disaster Response
NFPA standards HAZWOPER Life Safety Codes
Hospital Fire Marshall Accident Investigation DOT regulations
EPA Pollution Controls Substance Abuse recognition Public Works
Union /Labor Relations Trainer/Instructor Construction Safety-1926
Industrial Hygiene First Aid/CPR/AED USACE-Manual 385.1.1
RCRA/CERCLA/Sara 3 Food Safety Occupational Risk Review
Doctoral Candidate- Safety and Public Health Management
St. Joseph’s University-Master of Science in Public Safety and
West Chester University-Bachelor of Science in Administration
Community College of Philadelphia-Construction Technology
National Fire Academy- Environmental-Hazardous Materials/
Fire Code Administration/Hospital Emergency Response
Related Career Accomplishments
Expert in occupational safety standards and policies as defined by OSHA. Auditing and monitoring of life safety programs of High Hazard industries such as construction, dairy farms, food establishments, logging, drilling, hazardous waste, medical facilities, manufacturing, and similar high hazard occupancies. Provide insight and advice on insuring OSHA/DOT compliance to minimize risks. Accident investigation and safety audits to insure maximum workmen compensation compliance. Conducted research and analysis of DOT, EPA, RCRA, OSHA, TSCA, FDA, JCAHO and other occupational and personal safety regulations. Provided training in OSHA CFR-1910/1926-10 and 30 hour standards and Hazardous Waste regulations. Performed safety analysis and reviews to insure compliance with federal, state and local regulations. Created and initiated comprehensive safety plans. Metrics were set to monitor Zero Injury scenarios. Initiated Safety improvements and incident reductions. Clients include Shoprite, Cooper Hospital, Glaxo Smith Kline, Astra-Zeneca, PSE&G, Sanofi-Pasteur, Tyson Foods, Domino's
2016-2017 Merck- Training Hazardous Material Responder Orientation and Training
2016-Glaxo Smith Kline -Industrial Hygiene/ Air Monitoring/Dust Control Observation
2015- Asbestos Project Sampler Analysts- School District Burlington County
2014- Bristol Myers Squibb-Industrial Hygiene Monitoring-Respiratory Medical Evaluations
Fall 2014 - U.S. Army Corp of Engineers-AP Construction-Delaware Valley River, PA Basin-Marine Dredging Project-Site Safety and Health Officer-Zero accidents
2013- 2014-City of Philadelphia-Risk Manager’s Office-Occupational Health and Safety Officer
Fall 2012-13-Princeton University-Construction Site Safety/ Health Consultant
Spring 2012-Phillips 66-Power Plant- Health and Safety Officer/Orientation trainer
Fall-2010-2012 -Glaxo Smith Kline-Construction Safety Manager
Intermittent short term assignments-Years-2002-2006- Disaster Emergency Response Independent Construction Contractor-FEMA-Various State deployments: Hurricane Katrina (La), Irene (Pa), Charlie (Fl)
Power Plant Specialty –Fall 2009 –Spring 2010-PSEG Hudson/Mercer/PECO-Limerick 1998-Health and Safety Officer during outages. Conducted orientation, drug testing, PPE and Confined Spaces Training. Handled site specific issues of respiratory exposures i.e. ammonia, anhydrous, fly ash, chlorine, methane, hydrogen sulfide.
Manufacturing Specialty- 1997-1998-Handled Process Safety Management OSHA18000-safety/training/orientation of employees at family -owned plant (FANGUL INDUSTRIES in the Dominican Republic- now a subsidy for Domino Sugar) for processing of sugar cane to sugar, rum, syrups, and similar by-products. Handled investigations on accidents and worker injuries and/or incidents for 600 workers. Initiated metrics to provide future zero sum non occurrences. Inspected sites for safety initiatives and positive workplace actions that constituted rewards and acknowledgements. Assisted in the implementation of Process Safety Management systems. Monitored safety reports, functional capacity evaluations, and medical surveillance. Involved in managing the Hazardous Materials/Emergency response teams.
2009-10 Regional Safety Manager -ABM- Handled Regional (PA, NJ, DEL, VA, DC, Maryland) safety and health for maintenance company of over 1,000 employees. Conducted on site audits, directed safety committee, handled workmen compensation claims. Analyzed occupational injury research for root cause analysis. Conducted on site substance abuse orientation and assisted in the d fostering of Employee Assistance Programs in order to reduce re occurrences.
2006-7 Field Safety Engineer- Amerisafe- Handled training/audits for high hazard insurance company. Reviewed all claims and submitted procedures and suggestions and concepts for reducing worksite injuries and incidents. Reduction rate of 25 percent over the 2 year time span in post.
Construction Code Director/ Director Public Works/ Deputy Risk Manager/Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator Selected as Code Enforcement Director for a newly established Construction Code Enforcement Department in NJ municipal setting. Handled Emergency Management Coordination within various local, state, and federal agencies.
Established and implemented Safety Committee. Produced a 72 percent reduction in workplace incidents in a 5 year time frame. Workmen compensation claims reduced by 55 percent. Participated in Labor/ Management relations and negotiations.
Coordinated interdepartmental relationship building with preexisting Departments (Police, Fire, Health, Public Works) to insure properly integrated pathways
Insured responsibility for Department functionality within Emergency Response protocols and Disaster Recovery efforts as well as continuity planning
Director of Licenses and Inspections/Commercial and Industrial Unit
Managed and approved application for Construction permits in concert with Federal, State and local codes. Fire Department Liaison for construction site accident prevention.
Approved plans, permits, license in accordance to regulations and standards. Inspected facilities for hazardous material compliance. Involved as First/Emergency responder for hazardous material team as a Level 3 technician.
Certifications, TRAINING, ASSOCIATIONS
OSHA 500- Train the Trainer Certificate –Construction and General Industry-1910/1926
OSHA 40 hour-HAZWOPER
Hospital Fire Marshalls Association
Indoor Air Quality Consultant
FEMA Disaster Analyst
Construction Management Certificates
National Association of Safety Professionals
CPR/AED/ First – Aid Certificate
American Red Cross Disaster Team Member
Emergency Response/Disaster Preparedness Certificates
National Fire Marshals Association
Inspections Training: Electrical, Plumbing, Structural, HVAC
OSHA 10 and 30 hour Construction industry safety standards (i.e., Fall protection, Fire protection, material handling, Confined spaces, Ergonomics, Hot Work, Respiratory Protection, Arc Flash protection, NFPA 70E, Critical Lift plans, Air quality controls, slip and fall prevention, blood borne pathogens)
Disaster Planning & Management
EPA level III Hazardous Materials Technician/Inspector
Radiological Safety Officer/ Radiology Monitor
OSHA Emergency response/ personal protection protocols
Food Safety and Management Certification
Marine (Dredging) safety
Fluent in Spanish and English (Written and Oral). Rudimentary knowledge of French. Life long learning of German, Korean, Portugese, Mandarian, Russian
Union/Labor Relations experience
Microsoft Office skills