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Environmental Engineer, Health and Safety Specialist

Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70123, United States
Posted:
September 07, 2016

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Occupational Safety Compliance

Industrial Hygiene Sampling

Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)

Auditing/Inspections

SOP’s and Training Development

Environmental Impact Assessment

Air/Water Sampling

Hydrological Modeling and GIS

Pharmaceutical Industry

Capital Projects Support

Validation on Facilities/Utilities/Equipment

Solutions-focused Environmental Engineer, with a Master Degree in Industrial Hygiene and a Master Degree in Civil Engineering. Strong history of success implementing Environmental Health & Safety Programs and Management Systems, with emphasis in Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement, Industrial Hygiene, Risk Assessment, Hazard Identification, Problem Resolution, and Root Cause Analysis, in a highly regulated environment.

Diverse skillset, training, and experience in Commissioning and Qualification

(C&Q) activities for construction and engineering projects. These include the development, planning, and execution of all necessary C&Q components with an appointed time and budget frame for subsequent project completion. to CAREER PROGRESSION

VALIDATION/C&Q ENGINEER 02 / 2015 - Present

VEG for ELI LILLY & CO, PR-01, Inc.

Perform Commissioning and Qualification (C&Q) activities for: Capital Projects related to engineering controls as to comply with Environmental, Health and Safety requirements (Assistive Equipment, HVAC improvements, and Storm Water and water treatment plant Systems) and for and facilities expansion project. These consist of critical and non-critical systems such as facilities, HVAC systems, utilities and manufacturing equipment. Key Accomplishments

Manage safety, productivity and efficiency by liaising between Designers, Construction, and Plant Management as well as performing field safety and quality inspections to facilities and equipment.

Ensure maximum client satisfaction at project completion by developing User Requirements, qualification protocols, assessments, final reports and keeping up to date the maintenance documentation using a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).

EHS SPECIALIST 06 / 2014 – 02/2015

IDT, Inc. for Johnson & Johnson - Janssen Ortho LLC.

Served as a facilitator and gave technical support in the implementation of EHS programs (Fall Protection, Lockout/Tagout, Confined Space, and Respiratory Protection among others) into new projects and processes. Provided training in environmental Health & Safety topics.

Performed Audit inspections to identify potential hazards in the workplace and to ensure that control measures and systems were executed and working effectively. Executed routine follow-up inspections until completion.

Participated in the execution and implementation of Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) for high risk processes. Key Accomplishments

Successfully implemented EHS programs in capital projects and granted releases for commissioning and operation.

Improved boiler operations, maintenance and a potable water treatment system in accordance with federal and local regulations and site policies.

Addressed the PHA recommendations and findings according to their risk level as to assure resolution, by developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), preventive maintenance instructions, and training for all personnel involved in the steam generation system. Maintained a documented track record/schedule of all recommendations/findings until subsequent resolve.

M.S, M.E

PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER

Sr. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY SPECIALIST ~ BILINGUAL: ENGLISH/SPANISH Paola Prieto, M.S, M.E- Page 2

CAREER PROGRESSION (CONT.)

HEALTH & SAFETY INTERN. 06 / 2013 – 05 / 2014

ELI LILLY & CO, PR-01, INC.

Performed industrial hygiene sampling in manufacturing processes, Indoor air quality sampling and data analysis.

Conducted Qualitative and Quantitative Exposure Assessments in order to recommend engineering and administrative controls, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and sampling strategies.

Supported occupational incident investigations and assisted in developing action plans.

Evaluated and approved chemical substances using a computer based application: HAZCOM. Key Accomplishments

Identified potential exposure situations performing Job Hazard Analysis and recommended corrective/preventive actions in the following areas: Manufacturing, Laboratory, Warehouse, Machine Shop, Maintenance and facilities.

Evaluated over 200 substances Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for potential exposure risks.

Conducted personal airborne sampling for contaminants in different processes and tasks as to recommend controls and ultimately select the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE VOLUNTEER 02/2013 – 05/2013

VA Caribbean Healthcare System

Conducted hazard assessments, industrial hygiene surveys, ergonomic evaluations, chemical inventories, Job Hazard Analysis and audits for general safety standards.

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING PROFESSOR 08/2009 –05/2011

Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Bayamon Campus

Lectured introductory courses for the Engineering B.A ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES PROFESSOR 02/2009 –06 / 2011 Metropolitan University Cupey Campus

Developed syllabus, overall course structure, lectured, and administered grades in Hydrology, Geology and Math courses ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER RESEARCH ASSISTANT 08/2005 – 11/2008 Puerto Rico Water Resources and Environmental Research Institute

Simulated fecal coliform bacteria to estimate the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), and quantify the contribution of these bacteria per source within the Rio Grande de Anasco watershed using BASINS-HSPF. EDUCATION TRAINING/CERTIFICATIONS COMPUTER PROFICIENCY M.S in Industrial Hygiene

University of Puerto Rico

Medical Sciences Campus

06/2013

M.E in Civil Engineering

University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

12/2008

B.S. in Environmental Engineering

Universidad El Bosque

Bogota, COL

06/2004

Environmental Management Systems

Management and Prevention of Natural

Hazards

Industrial hygiene sampling equipment

Solid Waste Integrated Management

Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)

CAPA System

TrackWise

Computer System Validation

Change Management

Facilities Qualification

Manufacturing Process Validation

Basins HSPF

HEC-RESIM

Visual ModFlow

HEC-HMS

HEC-RAS

ArcGIS

TrackWise

Regulus

Maximo (CMMS)

Primavera

Microsoft Office Suite



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