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Safety Engineer

Seabrook, Texas, United States
October 02, 2016

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David John Zolyak, PE, CSP, CIH

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Seabrook, TX 77586



Professional Engineer with CSP (Certified Safety Professional) and CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist) certifications and 20 years of experience, including Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Management Systems, Safety Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, Process Safety Management, and Ergonomics. Experienced in implementing OSHA Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP). Computer literacy in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook), PHA Pro, Atrion, and SAP software suites.

Professional Experience:

Haward Corporation

EH&S Consultant and Professor, May 2012 to Present

Conducted training courses to a multitude of clients throughout the Middle East.

Develop training programs, selected appropriate media for training aids and materials, including the venue for the presentations.

Interfaced with employers to provide verbal and written evaluations regarding the performance of class trainees as required.

Provided feedback to clients in the form of a gap analysis to identify opportunities to improve existing in-house compliance procedures and ultimately improve on-the-job safety in daily operations.

Conducted audits and surveillance of industrial areas to gather input in devising procedure-specific JHAs and corrective actions to existing hazards.

Offered real-time engineering support to modify eminently hazardous conditions where noted.

CITGO Petroleum

Corporate Senior Product Stewardship and Toxicologist Professional March 2011 to May 2012

Supported product stewardship efforts at three (3) major refineries located in Lake Charles, La., Corpus Christi, Tx., and LeMont, Il.

Interfaced with personnel to determine formularies in refinery streams in an effort to develop and update SDSs.

Provided updates to existing SDSs to ensure compliance to updated OSHA Hazard Communication Standard.

Offered technical input into the formatting of SDS form.

Analyzed recommended PPE equipment specified by existing SDSs to determine effectiveness in controlling anticipated exposures.

Responded to third party inquiries on potential product EH&S issues.

DSM Nutritional Products

Safety and Industrial Hygiene Advisor April 2008 to February 2011

Developed reports identifying the status of DSM’s compliance with regulations in accordance with local, state, federal and international requirements/regulations.

Performed and implemented process safety analyses on existing chemical processes using PHA PRO software.

Spearheaded risk-management projects to develop design improvements in areas with contamination control, heat stress, and personnel protection issues.

Presented audit findings to management and recommended changes to existing processes and procedures.

Interfaced with international team members to correctly integrate and align the site SH&E vision with the corporate approach.

Supported OSHA VPP recertification efforts.

Advanced Design Concepts

Safety and Occupational Hygiene Consultant, July 2002 to April 2008

Interfaced with the corporate management of several clients to discuss plant processes and, in some cases, functioned as an integral part of their ES&H team to properly assess/control certain employee exposures in a chemical plant/refinery scenario.

Developed training modules to educate field personnel in the applicability, usage, and limitations of assigned Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Provided ES&H engineering support to medical care facilities to ensure their respiratory protection needs were met.

Provided Industrial Hygiene support as a Certified Industrial Hygienist to various clients pertaining to employee exposures to contaminants such as mold, silica, and asbestos.

Collected air samples, interacted with analytical laboratories, and provided clients with a written report of the results, along with recommended corrective actions.

Developed recommendations / remedial actions in an effort to eliminate and/or minimize contaminant concentrations that were not within recommended exposure guidelines.

Science Applications International Corporation

Contract Safety Manager, January 1999 to July 2002

Coordinated with NASA Directorate to ensure incident metrics were presented on a monthly basis, along with the status of implemented corrective actions

Delivered new employee safety orientations and developed educational safety programs as required. This included training modules such as Adult, Child, and Infant CPR/First-Aid, Environmental Compliance & Health and Safety presentation for new hires, Slip, Trip, and Fall, and Lifting Safety.

Actively supported NASA and SAIC in the pursuit of OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP), which was a successful endeavor for both companies.

Developed a VPP application package for the SAIC SR&QA contract, in an effort for the contract to achieve VPP Status at Johnson Space Center.

Education and Certifications:

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Science in Safety Sciences

Certified Safety Professional

Professional Engineer License

Certified Industrial Hygienist

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