GEORGE W DEAR
Lake St. Louis, MO 63367
Phone: 636-***-**** (cell) E-mail: email@example.com
Results oriented individual with over 20 years of progressively responsible experience in safety, environmental, and risk management spanning a wide variety of industries.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:
Unique combination of OSHA, EPA, DOT, MSHA and HazMat regulatory experience
Great ability to find practical solutions for eliminating safety hazards
Self motivated and enthusiastic
Superior analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to generate support and resolve disputes among various groups with conflicting interests
Ability to work at all levels within an organization
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
2008- 2015 Amerisafe St. Louis, MO
Field Safety Professional – Working for a WC insurance carrier from a home office, assessed risk of new prospect customers and consulted with existing customers to develop and improve safety programs and training. Specialized in the manufacturing and transportation industries.
Maintained a loss ratio (losses/premium) of less than 50% for over 6 years
Provided safety consulting services to customers assisting them in hazard identification, safety program development and implementation, and developed safety training programs
Acquired an understanding of safe work practices in a wide variety of industries
2004–2007 Thermo Fluids, Inc. Phoenix, AZ
Safety Manager – Managed all corporate safety, DOT and FRA compliance functions. Managed 5 regions with approximately 260 employees at 25 facilities across the western US.
Reduced injuries and accidents by over 35% over 2-year period
Managed numerous projects designed to eliminate hazards and minimize hazardous wastes
Developed and implemented new fall protection program
Prepared and implemented new safety training programs
Conducted facility audits ensuring compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations
Worked closely with operation managers to modify processes and re-engineer to improve safety
Developed and implemented spill emergency response plans and proceedures
2001–2004 SYSCO Food Services Memphis, TN
Risk Manager – Managed all safety and environmental issues for Sysco’s Memphis facility. Oversaw safety for 600 employees in administrative, sales, warehousing and transportation operations.
Achieved recognition as one of Sysco’s best EHS performing companies in the country
Accident and injury frequency rate was reduced by about 65% from 8.5 to 3
Implemented program to reassess warehouse stocking practices greatly improving safety
Chaired steering committee designed to elicit input and support from upper management
Led facility audit team ensuring compliance with all local, state, and federal requirements
Designed and implemented safety and environmental training for all employees, including managers
Interfaced with customers providing environmental, food safety, and risk management consulting services
1999–2001 Allied Waste (BFI) Memphis, TN
District EHS Manager – Managed environmental and safety programs for Mid-south district, including MO, AR, TN and MS. Managed programs for five operating locations, including maintenance shops, container fabrication facilities, and seven landfills.
Moved from worst EHS performing district to second best district in the region
Reduced accident costs by over 25% within the first year
Managed all environmental programs and monitoring for the district landfills
Implemented extensive new employee orientation and training programs reducing injuries, accidents, and environmental liability
Audited all facilities for compliance with local, state, and federal regulations
Provided safety and environmental training for all employees, district supervisors and managers
Conducted all reporting requirements under EPA, OSHA, MSHA, and DOT
1997–1999 Von Hoffman Press Jefferson City, MO
EHS Manager – Managed all safety and environmental programs for a multi-location, major printer and binder of educational books and printed materials.
Reduced accident frequency by about 35%
Obtained EPA operating permits for all new presses and emission/discharge sources
Designed, implemented, and enforced new LO/TO program reducing crush and pinch point accidents by over 50%
Conducted safety engineering reviews of all new equipment for printing and binding operations
Developed and implemented waste reduction programs saving company over $30,000 per year in hazardous waste disposal costs
Assisted HR in new employee orientation and developed new employee mentoring program
1994–1997 Excelsior Foundry Belleville, IL
Safety Manager – Managed safety and environmental issues for a family owned foundry. Assisted in HR and Quality Control functions.
Lowered both accident frequency and cost by over 40%
Negotiated closure of onsite landfill with Illinois EPA, saving the company over $20,000
Reengineered furnace layout and SOPs reducing workplace hazards
Designed and implemented alternative use program for foundry sand reducing disposal cost
Implemented new Industrial Hygiene programs, reengineered molding, shake-out, and cleaning room areas reducing employee exposure to silica, VOCs, and noise
Chaired employee safety committee
1978–1994 Petrolite Corp St. Louis, MO
Technical Product Manager / Field Chemist – (Speciality Chemical manufacturer) Managed all technical issues for company’s largest product line. Provided customer service support, market analysis, and product recommendations.
Awarded three patents as a result of product development and delivery systems
Coauthored product manual aiding sales force with product selection and pricing
Consolidated product line increasing profitability by over 10%
Interfaced with manufacturing and QC to resolve product quality issues
Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO
Certification in EHS Management, 13-week program
University of Missouri St. Louis, MO
B.G.S., General Studies/Sciences
St. Louis Community College St. Louis, MO
A.S., Chemical Technology w/American Chemical Society Honors
Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Windows and Office products.