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Manager/Director Safety & Health

Galion, Ohio, 44833, United States
October 23, 2016

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Gilbert O. Catron, MSS, LAT, ATC, GCIHM, EMTP

*** ***** **., *********, ** 24739-8574

Office: 614-***-****, X44229 – Cell: 224-***-**** - Home/Fax: 304-***-****

Executive Summary

Highly skilled Safety & Health Professional with over 20 years of practice in safety & health management & enforcement disciplines including but not limited to MSHA, OSHA, EPA, NFPA, DOT, & State compliance, education/training & program development.

Eighteen years of experience in Construction & Occupational Safety & Health Management and Work Risk/Task Analysis & Control. I have acquired specialized training and have proven ability in the development, implementation & management of comprehensive, effective & sustainable behavior-based safety programs; environmental/industrial hygiene management; ergonomics & education program management; safety auditing & inspection; proactive incident prevention analysis & work risk identification (FMEA), research & development based on lagging/leading indicators; injury/illness trending analysis & problem resolution; and accident investigation methods including professional root-cause mapping techniques and analysis to determine cause & effect relationships and identify prevention initiatives;

Twenty-two years of experience in adult education & training, curriculum design, delivery & evaluation;

Sixteen years of supervisory experience with stationary & heavy mobile mining equipment & surface excavation including production, maintenance, training & safety.

I have championed a professional approach to my work ethic, developed impeccable integrity and stellar leadership skills. I lead my team by example and my management style encompasses a hands-on program approach to safety mentoring. I am very detail oriented, a self-starter, decisive & results oriented, highly motivated and a team player with the proven ability to manage multiple projects with shifting priorities. I am an excellent listener and communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills, which allow me to build relationships quickly, motivate others to change unsafe behaviors. I conduct work well under pressure and always treat people fairly with dignity and respect. My computer skills are impeccable and I have mastered advanced MS Office application procedures including proven & charismatic PowerPoint presentation abilities.

Technical Expertise/Certifications

Certified First Class Mine Foreman/Gas Detection Instructor

Preparing for Board of Certified Safety Professionals ASP/CSP Certification Examinations

Preparing for International Society of Mine Safety Professionals CMSP Examination

Certified MSHA Unlimited Instructor – VA/WV Certified Underground/Surface Mining Instructor

MSHA/OSHA/DOT/EPA Safety & Health Regulation, Training Development & Instruction

MSHA/OSHA Training Program development, implementation, management & enforcement (i.e., electrical safety, fall protection, lock-out/tag-out, confined space, PPE, bloodborne pathogens, etc.)

Safety Auditing, Inspection & Safety Compliance Enforcement

NATABOC Certified/Licensed Industrial Athletic Trainer/Exercise Physiologist/Ergonomist

ARC/NSC Certified FA/CPR/AED/O2/Bloodborne Pathogens & Work Place Safety Instructor

OSHA 30-Hour Const. & Gen. Industry/HAZWOPER 40-Hour/HAZWOPER Technician

Certified DOT Substance Abuse Program Tester/Administrator

Worker’s Compensation Claims Management & Coordination

Return-to-Work & Restricted Duty Program Evaluator & Administrator

Experience in ISO 14000/OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Management Systems & processes

Professional Experience

Kenny Construction Company-A Granite Company, Tunnel Division, Kenny/Obayashi JV, Columbus, OH

Project Safety & Health Manager, 09/2013 – Present

Coordinates & implements 20/20/20 Safety Inspection Program, Dupont STOP Behavioral-Based Safety Observation Program & Caterpillar Speak Up/Listen Up Safety Program

Facilitates the company’s risk analysis/management program by conducting inspections & observations and reporting, pinpointing trending of hazards, accidents and/or illnesses & risk management strategies through use of iPad & Predictive Solutions-Safety Net Safety Management Software

Evaluates work site for safety & health hazards and develops proactive strategies to address areas of noncompliance that correct and eliminate risks

Evaluates work site to identify risks associated with employee at-risk behavior

Conducts near miss and accident investigations & assists management in determining root cause, resolution and corrective actions

Initiates specific actions to assure the company and its contractors comply with all OSHA, NFPA, EPA, state, and local safety & environmental regulations

Facilitates new hire orientation & site hazard training; develops & administers annual OSHA-required training for supervisors & hourly employees

Develops & coordinates daily “Take 5” safety & risk analysis meetings with management & site personnel

Facilitates and develops employee “Good Catch” & “Near Miss” reporting programs and identification, documentation and management of corrective actions

Evaluates and develops JSA/JHA’s and Site Specific Work Plans as directed by management

GHS/SDS/Hazardous Materials Compliance Program Manager

MSA APR/SCBA/Air-Fill Station Inspection/Maintenance Program Manager

Fire Extinguisher Inspection/Maintenance Program Manager

Draeger/Industrial Scientific Gas Testing Equipment & Calibration Manager

DOT/CSA Compliance/CDL Driver Manager

Technical Writing Specialist

AED/BLS/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens/Exposure Control Plan Program Manager

Dupont STOP Certified Safety Manager/Trainer

Assists employees with safety concerns and risk awareness

K-Tron Enterprizes, Inc., Princeton, WV

Mining Health & Safety Education/Training Specialist, 04/2012 – 08/2013

Self-employed as a private industrial teaching & education specialist providing educational development & instructional services to individuals & companies in the mining industry for their employees

Contact information posted on various web sites through which my resource contacts are supplied by the following entities: VA Division of Mines, Minerals & Energy (DMME); the WV Division of Mines & Miner's Health; VA/WV Department of Employment and Rehabilitative Services

Educational facilities were provided to me by Concord University to offer the following courses: MSHA Annual Refresher, Mine Foreman Refresher Training, VA/WV 40/80-hour New Miner Training, Advanced First Aid, ARC First Aid/CPR/AED, '03 Truck Driver Training and other company site-specific Hazard & Health/Safety education courses

GMS Mine Repair & Maintenance, Inc., Mt Lake Park, MD

Regional Safety Manager/Health & Wellness Coordinator, 10/2011- 03/2012

Championed specific actions to assure the company and its contractors complied with all federal, state, and local environmental regulations and rules

Managed & facilitated the company’s risk analysis/management “AT ZERO” Program

Conducted accident investigations, assisted management in determining root cause and resolution

Developed and facilitated essential and required mine safety education

Evaluated work sites to identify risks associated with at-risk behavior

Supervised various mine construction projects involving stoppings/regulators; seals & overcast construction; roof support systems (canning); high pressure water lines, bunker, conveyor belt & track maintenance & installation

Managed & coordinated workers compensation claims

Spearheaded, managed & coordinated Behavioral-Based Safety Action Program

Developed & facilitated new hire orientation, hazard, and materials handling education

Prepared reports pinpointing trending of accidents and/or illnesses and risk management

Maintained records of all occupational injuries & illnesses; Industrial Hygiene Management

Produced & facilitated Safety Committee meetings and cross-functional activities

Conducted environmental and safety audits and inspections making corrections to assure compliance with MSHA/OSHA & State agencies; interacted cooperatively with State & Federal regulatory officials

Managed & coordinated company’s regional random drug & alcohol testing program

Select Medical Corporation-NovaCare Work Strategies Division with CONSOL ENERGY Mining/CNX Gas Ops, Oakwood, VA

Safety, Health & Wellness Manager, 10/2005 – 10/2011

Contracted as an onsite Supervising Safety Manager at CONSOL Energy’s Buchanan Deep Longwall Mine, Surface Operations, Prep Plant, Water Plant & regional CNX Gas Operations

Spearheaded specific actions to assure the company and its contractors complied with all MSHA, state, and local safety & environmental regulations

Project Safety Manager for various outby projects involving water line, conveyor belt & track maintenance & installation. Assisted with Mine Rescue Teams training & fitness programs

Conducted accident investigations to determine root cause and resolution

Developed and facilitated appropriate and required mine safety training programs

Coordinated and facilitated annual MSHA & State required safety compliance training

Evaluated work sites for safety hazards and developed proactive strategies to address inefficiencies to eliminate risks and managed corrective actions; Industrial Hygiene Management

Spearheaded, managed & coordinated a Behavioral-Based Safety Observation Program

Provide new hire orientation, hazard training, and Safe Work Instruction (SWI) education

Prepared reports pinpointing trending of accidents and/or illnesses & risk management

Maintained records of all occupational injuries & illnesses; worker’s compensation claims evaluation

Evaluated and assisted employees with medical and safety problems and risk awareness

Facilitated Safety Committee meetings and cross functional activities

Conducted environmental, safety & industrial hygiene audits and inspections

Concord University, Athens, WV - 08/2004 – 08/2005

Head Athletic Trainer – Assistant Professor of Health & Human Performance

Managed, coordinated, and supervised the day-to-day operations of a sports medicine clinic with a staff of 12 and a patient load of 450 intercollegiate athletes participating in 17 NCAA D2 sports.

Performed evaluations, treatments, and rehabilitation protocols for a variety of sports related injuries/illnesses; Environmental Hygiene Management.

Implemented and managed third party healthcare insurance program according to NCAA guidelines and coordination of outside professional medical services for all intercollegiate athletes.

Managed annual budget and purchasing including inventory of expendable medical supplies, office supplies, staff uniforms and field medical equipment, and capital equipment.

Teaching load consisted of providing advising services, upper level course instruction, and direct supervision of athletic training education students at all home and away football and men's basketball events.

Designed, implemented, maintained, and ensured compliance of FDA, ADA, State, and OSHA safe practices regulations and reporting.

Bluefield College, Bluefield, VA – 10/1999 – 08/2004

Director of ATEP, Head Athletic Trainer, Associate Professor of Exercise & Sport Science

Designed, implemented and administered the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP)

Directed and coordinated the marketing and recruiting of entry-level and transfer students

Assisted the Department of Institutional Advancement with fund-raising and grant writing

Conducted curriculum and career advising services & instructed upper level coursework

Provided direct observation & supervision of ATEP students during athletic events

Managed, coordinated, and supervised the day to day operations of a sports medicine clinic

Performed evaluations, treatments, and rehabilitation protocols for a variety of sports related injuries/illnesses; Environmental Hygiene Management

Implemented and managed 3rd party healthcare insurance program according to NAIA guidelines and coordination of outside professional medical services for all intercollegiate athletes

Managed annual budget and purchasing of equipment & supplies

Planned and coordinated off-campus clinical education rotations for ATEP students with local physicians, physical therapists, medical clinics, and hospitals

Designed, implemented, maintained, and ensured compliance of FDA, ADA, State, and OSHA safe practices regulations and reporting


Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Project Management (Pursuing) Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL

Graduate Certificate in Industrial Hygiene Management Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL

Master of Science Mine Safety & Health Marshall University, Huntington, WV (pursuant through an MSHA Grant)

Master of Science Sport Science with Concentrations in Biomechanics/Ergonomics/Exercise Physiology United States Sports Academy, Daphne, AL

Bachelor of Science Occupational Safety & Health Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL

Bachelor of Science Education with Concentrations in Physical Education, Health & Safety Education Concord University, Athens, WV


Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

International Society of Mine Safety Professionals (ISMSP)

International Ergonomics Association (IEA)

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA)

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)

National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF)

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)

American Red Cross (ARC)

National Safety Council (NSC)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Additional Relevant Work Experience

U.S. Steel Mining Company, Gary, WV – 07/1980 – 04/1989

Underground/Surface Foreman, Electrician/Mechanic, Mining Equipment Operator/Trainer

Performed the regular duties & responsibilities of an underground/surface coal miner, electrician & mechanic/welder/fabricator on a conventional coal mining section

Performed supervisory responsibilities of a Section Foreman/Fire Boss, electrician/mechanic and an outby project manager consisting of, but not limited to, conveyor belt moves and belt/belt head maintenance & installation both underground and on the surface

Responsible for implementing, managing & evaluating company safety & health programs

Operated & supervised operations involving underground mining equipment and surface heavy mobile equipment on a regular basis as needed to cut, remove and transport coal underground and to load and move rock & coal on the surface

Operated & supervised operations involving excavation mobile equipment to maintain drainage, runoff & erosion control systems of the operation and to maintain travel & haulage ways as required by the EPA & other State & Federal agencies

Worked with contract operators to clear and excavate new mine sites to face new portals in preparation for the underground mining process including, but not limited to, removal of timber, dirt & rock; drilling, blasting, & removal of material to face-up portals; portal construction & mine heading development; initial installations of electrical systems, ventilation systems, belts & drives, haul roads, etc.

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