Corporate Safety Director experienced in commercial, institutional, industrial construction and petro chemical operations in the U.S. and Canada. Excelling in developing highly effective safety management systems and claims management activities supporting operations across industry sectors. Skill Highlights
Corporate Safety Director 2008 – 2015 Okland Construction Company ENR 71 $850+ Million revenue Okland performs a diverse list of construction including semi conductor clean room/laboratories, education and health care facilities, industrial and government projects $60 MM, justice centers $20 MM, retail and religious facilities. Notable projects include: Adobe Campus $74MM, eBay Global Customer Service Center $40MM, Nu Skin Campus Expansion and Renovation
$120MM, 222 South Main Tower $87MM, City Creek Center $850 MM, Northern Edge Casino $25 MM, F 22 maintenance facility, and Sugarhouse Crossing Mixed Use $40MM.
Manage insurance carriers and broker services support.
Represent Okland with clients and regulators (OSHA, DOT, EPA, USACE, MSHA)
Built and lead a staff of 15 safety professionals supporting projects from Hawaii to the East Coast (30 states)
Establish accident reporting and investigation procedures for preventing recurrence through JHA & Pre Task Planning.
Implemented case management process for containing worker compensation injuries.
Initiated pre placement physicals reducing work related insurance claims.
Updated the substance abuse program to provide a support system.
Developed a new worker orientation program for all personnel entering our projects.
Introduced Okland’s outreach safety program for subcontractors through Advanced Safety Training and other support resources provided to subcontractors in an effort to increase success on Okland projects.
Achieved and maintained an EMR < 0.64 for the past seven years.
Held safety seminars for Okland and subcontractor safety professionals for career development.
Provide crane operations oversight and support for all crane and rigging operations through our Crane Superintendent as part of Okland’s safety department.
Accomplished trainer: OSHA 30, EM 385, equipment
operator, respiratory protection, electrical safety, subcontractors
Serve as a regulatory resource in
Regulatory management (OSHA, EPA, DOT, MSHA)
Lockout/Tagout, 1st AID/CPR, rigger training, lifting and handling training for supervisors and
Safety program development & management
Accident investigation & Claims Management Subcontractor management and support Member of Utah Occupational Safety and Health
Exceeded 6,100,000 man hours without a Lost Time
Utah Labor Commission ARCHES Award
Multiple platinum awards received from AGC
Navajo Nation Excellence in Safety Award
Navajo Nation Leadership Award
Outstanding Safety Advocate Award/WCF Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce AGC/Willis CSEA Construction Safety Excellence
Award semifinalist two consecutive years
First Place Award I.A.D.C. Class C, Land Drilling
2841 Wild Mare Way Heber City, UT. 84032
Safety Director – Federal Contracting Group 2003 – 2008 Mortenson Construction, Mpls., MN ENR 18 $3+ Billion
Highly effective in managing regulatory affairs with OSHA, DOT, EPA, USACE, and MSHA meeting compliance and successfully resolving compliance matters coast to coast.
Developed effective subcontractor management systems and training programs for industry leading performance in safety. Adopted and implemented a formal Zero Injury Culture program with subcontractors nationally, surpassing 4,000,000 man hours without a lost time incident.
Built and led a growing staff of five safety professionals supporting individual projects, and regional projects with a wide variety of services. Supervised remediation activities for mold, asbestos, mercury, lead, UST’s, and other HAZMAT related events. Director of Safety Hoar Construction, Birmingham, AL
Redefined the claims management system reducing costs per man hour in worker compensation more than 50%, cut the OSHA Incidence Rate in half to 3.0, posting a 0.65 EMR. President EHS Solutions, Inc., Cannon Falls, MN
Conducted safety and environmental audits for highway construction, asphalt batch plant and paving operations, gravel pits and surface mining, highway transportation and chemical research facilities. Risk Manager/Director of EHS APi Group, Inc., Roseville, MN ENR 5 $1 Billion
Supported 18 individual companies operating in the U.S. and Canada including fire protection, industrial mechanical contracting in paper mills, power plants, refineries, industrial insulation, asbestos and lead abatement operations, steel fabrication plants and sheet metal works.
Developed synergy amongst the 18 companies enabling one philosophy to guide effective program management for over 1000 active jobsites on any given business day impacting more than 5,500 employees.
Developed and implemented an aggressive Risk Control Program cutting worker comp costs greater than 50% per year, and in all lines reduced insurance costs greater than 50%.
Hired, trained and supervised a staff of 7 safety professionals.
Effectively managed regulatory activities in the U.S. and Canada. Safety Supervisor Cherne Contracting Company, Minneapolis, MN $500 MM
Support safety staff in three refineries. (Billings, MT., Carson, CA., Pine Bend, MN) Senior Field Advisor, EHS Koch Industries, Inc., Wichita, KS. $27 Billion
Supported operations and the transportation of hazardous materials associated with a fast growing international petrochemical corporation serving U.S. Land, Ports, Offshore, the Great Lakes, and Canadian operations. Operations included asphalt and chemical plants, both crude oil and refined products pipelines, terminals and ship refueling on the Great Lakes, anhydrous ammonia plants and pipelines, coal mining, taconite operations, carbon transfer operations for rail, water and highway, pipeline building and hazmat response supervision, cement plants, blast furnace support operations in three separate steel mills in the U.S. and Canada.
Led Chase Drilling Company to win 1st place for safety in U.S. Land by the I.A.D.C.
Co authored a vertical OSHA standard in the state of Wyoming for the drilling industry.
Co developed and presented a 24 hour HAZWOPER training program.
Performed pre purchase assessments of companies and facilities recommending for, or against acquisition based upon audit results.