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Manager Safety

Wentzville, MO
April 20, 2016

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Lake St. Louis, MO 63367

Phone: 636-***-**** (cell) E-mail:


Results oriented individual with over 20 years of progressively responsible experience in safety, environmental, and risk management spanning a wide variety of industries.


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.

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