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Manager Safety, Health & Environment

Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, United States
June 27, 2019

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Bethel Park, PA ***02


Environmental Health and Safety Manager

Multi-certified professional with 15+ years’ experience in safety, industrial hygiene and environmental management in manufacturing, transportation, distribution and retail. Bring strong background in workers compensation, process safety management, environmental auditing, employee training, safety teams and committees, property insurance, systems development and maintenance. Serve as regulatory agency liaison for Federal OSHA, EPA, DOT and multiple state agencies.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, working with or directing cross-functional personnel in team settings. Demonstrate flexibility, driving compliance, working collaboratively to educate and improve processes, gaining buy-in.

Right-to-Know – GHS PSM RCRA Clean Air Act SARA CERCLA CSA Workers Comp FMCSA

Professional Experience

Safety Manager 2007 - 2018

GNC – General Nutrition Centers

Took direct responsibility for all corporate safety activities in all phases of company from manufacturing, retail stores, transportation, headquarters and distribution facilities.

Managed federal, state and local regulatory record keeping for 16K employee corporation.

Managed Workers Compensation injury investigations and developed preventative measures.

Safety Director for GNC Transportation for over 6 years.

Truck fleet scored in top 3 safe fleets for multiple years in National Private Truck Council

Developed and implemented training programs for management, truck drivers, production workers, retail associates, and distribution personnel reducing overall injuries.

Implemented and circulated performance indicators and goals for EHS statistics.

Conducted Risk Assessment audits of manufacturing and distribution facilities, improving compliance, reducing exposure to fines.

Implemented corporate crisis management communications program.

Fleet Manager for 200 vehicle field associate auto fleet.

Developed and managed safety and fleet management budgets.

Directed consultants in industrial hygiene, environmental and safety programs and projects, driving compliance to company standards, reducing overall costs.

Mentored and provided consulting to site personnel in safety practices and procedures.

Single point of contact and principal investigator for all federal, state and local OSH agency inquiries, ensuring GNC responded in timely and appropriate manner, significantly reducing liability.

Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H) Manager 2005 - 2007

Flexsys America LP, Monongahela, Pennsylvania

Took role of management representative for ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. Achieved recertification to 2004 standard with zero (0) non-conformities.

Modified existing Behavior-Based Safety (BBS) program, increasing observations by more than 80% in 1 year.

Provide safety and environmental training to all levels of employees, increased training programs by 20%.

Drove regulatory renewal process for Title V air emission operating permit, enabling continued operations free of compliance issues.

Directed PSM and RMP studies and programs.

John P. Koch, CSP, CHMM, CFPS Page Two

Manager - Regulatory Affairs 1994 - 2005

Watson Standard Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Directed safety program, keeping OSHA Total Recordable Rates consistently below industry averages.

Managed Workers Compensation program

Established, trained, and directed corporate multi-facility state-certified Safety Committee.

Developed and implemented material balance emissions inventory system, reducing emission estimates by 35%.

Prepared and negotiated air permits, enabling 3 separate manufacturing facilities to continue operations.

Developed, implemented and maintained hazardous and universal waste management programs.

Developed and implemented Hazard Communications program for more than 2,000 formulations and raw materials, including writing GHS compliant SDS’s for European customers.

Other Relevant Experience

Safety, Health and Environmental Consultant

Belcan Engineering Group, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

(E. I. DuPont Regional Engineering Office) - Pittsburgh (REOP)

Team leader for all process hazard analyses conducted on all projects, including environmental reviews conducted on every project.

Audited process safety and environmental regulatory compliance for project teams and client operations.


Bachelor of Science (BS), Natural Sciences (Biology), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA

(Completed requirements for B.S. while working full time)


Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Certificate # 18347

Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) Certificate # 10168

Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS) Certificate # 1401

Professional Associations

Professional Member - American Society of Safety Professionals

Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals

National Fire Protection Association

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