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Safety Management

Location:
Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted:
January 12, 2017

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SUMMARY

Broadly experienced Safety and Health Professional with diverse expertise within the following industries: Manufacturing, Construction & specialty steel. Extensive knowledge of Federal, State and Local regulatory standards to develop and conduct Compliance Safety and Health Audits/Inspections. Specialized expertise in Regulatory Compliance interpretation and development of programs and procedures to protect workers, reduce incident rates, manage costs, and meet regulatory compliance. Developed Contractor Safety Management Program and provided related training as required, with continued oversight to the programs. Provided 24 hour response for emergency and safety situations consistently performed thorough Accident/Investigations, including accurate reporting, timely follow up and appropriate communication. Developed successful behavioral based programs that reduced injuries year on year.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

BS, Management & Marketing, Penn State University,

MBA, Management, Penn State Great Valley

PROFESSIONAL SAFETY EXPERIENCE

Carpenter Technology Corporation, Sinking Spring, PA April 2011-present

Health and Safety Manager

Provided Safety oversight and managed the Corporate Health and Safety program for multinational operations involving 10 facilities and over 2900 union and non-union employees. Position required “hands-on” involvement in many industrial, manufacturing, construction and service related activities in a large specialty steel alloy manufacturing corporation.

Developed and implemented Regulatory Compliance programs and procedures working with each site to design cost effective solutions according to regulatory requirements. Managed 3 ongoing plant programs providing continuous safety improvements (job observations; safety contacts; safety suggestions).

Under my oversight, the Reading, Orwigsburg & Elyria sites broke company record for lowest OSHA “Incident/Illness Rates” and Worker Compensation costs in 2014/15. Reduced TCIR x 63% to 1.8 and maintained injury reductions going forward.

Assisted with Worker Compensation Program by working with vendor on cases under my oversight – served as liaison between worker’s compensation carrier and work sites. Key representative at weekly meetings to review all open cases.

Provided behavior based safety training after assessment of each site, to lower incidents and create employee awareness and recognition of hazards. Determined the need for appropriate programs at multiple sites and implemented strategies.

Interfaced with OSHA and other Legal entities as the company representative for OSHA compliance and legal issues.

Managed Ionizing Radiation Safety Program and NRC licensing requirements for a fixed gage license.

Managed on site emergency response team consisting of 38 members

Worked with senior management to ensure organization's safety compliance; designed and implemented safety programs, managed safety programs at multiple facilities.

Managed 8 safety professionals as direct reports.

Conducted site inspections and audits; facilitated regulatory visits; managed emergency response incidents; implemented corrective actions; conducted organized and led training in safety programs; evaluated programs, issued recommendations for improvement, and implemented sustainable changes.

Interacted with Senior Management as necessary; acted as liaison with other functional first line management and supervision; created and managed $2.2 M budget for EH&S activities.

Participated in tactical planning and implemented EH&S initiatives; worked with HR and Health Services to manage workers compensation claims and return to work programs.

Influenced senior and mid-level management to adopt and lead safety initiatives by developing departmental strategic safety plans.

Developed safety campaigns, safety systems, policies and procedures. Trained management and employees on rules and regulations.

Conducted safety audits/inspections, developed gap analysis to ensure safety procedures are being followed and counseled/advised managers and employees accordingly.

Maintained workers training schedules and completed all required regulatory documentation.

Developed and implemented behavioral based safety program that proactively enabled employees to address unsafe acts through positive reinforcement.

Carpenter Technology Corporation, Sinking Spring, PA April 2005-2011 Safety Facilitator Manufacturing

Acquired and maintained knowledge of methods in the prevention of accidents, occupational injuries and illnesses, and property losses. Advised management of prevention methods to assist in cost control.

Influenced management in decision making process in allocating resources for safety improvements.

Maintained a comprehensive knowledge of existing laws and regulations pertaining to occupational safety and health. Communicated to operational personnel in order to maintain compliance.

Developed inspection reports, safety & health presentations, accident/incident reports and any other necessary training materials to assist operations.

Participated in weekly management EHS plant and strategy meetings and provided EHS-related materials and information to operations in order to support supervision.

Coordinated support functions for management safety planning meetings.

Reduced accident potential in new and existing operations. Implemented and followed-up on preventive accident measures by conducting multiple facility/departmental inspections a year.

Assisted facility managers in accident investigations and in the developing and implementing corrective action plans for the prevention of similar accidents.

Supervised industrial hygiene monitoring based on Corporate Health sampling schedule. Identified potential overexposures and assisted plant managers in implementing engineering and administrative controls and prescribed mandatory use of personal protective equipment.

Created and maintained a healthy partnership with VP, facility and operation managers.

Carpenter Technology Corporation, Sinking Spring, PA October 2000-2005

Supervisor Manufacturing

Provided production & maintenance oriented supervision for 6 finishing departments to include: Shaped Bar & Wire, Annealing, Strip Finishing, Wire Finishing, Bar Finishing and the Shipping depts.

Met requirements for production, in making product to customer specifications, and meeting scheduled shipping dates.

Ensured quality goals and standards were met.

Ensure all safety procedures are followed and held employees accountable to EHS standards and policies.

Maintained 5S standards in my areas of direct responsibility.

Provided leadership and direction to 140 employees under my direct responsibility.

Closely worked with Department Managers and the Quality Management Team on customer complaints, quality issues, Non-conformance issues, process controls, continuous improvement plans, and Kaizen events.

Overseen the flow of product through my area of responsibility.

Implemented lean manufacturing techniques and worked closely to implement changes on a timely basis.

Had accountability and responsibility that included management of employee performance, discipline, development and recourse planning.

Developed, analyzed, and presented monthly reports, including forecasts, productivity, and safety.

Carpenter Technology Corporation, Sinking Spring, PA October 1990-2000

Machine/Furnace Operator Manufacturing

Operated various machines throughout 5 finishing departments and 2 Primary depts. to include:

Shavers

Wire drawing units

Abrasive cutters

Multipass drawing units

Precision grinders

Lathes

Milling machines

Radial drill presses

Experience operating various heat treating furnaces, gas, induction etc.

U.S. ARMY 172nd Infantry Brigade, Ft. Richardson, AK October 1983-1989

AFFILIATIONS

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Professional Member

System Safety Society (SSS)

ProAct Lean BBS Certified Trainer

ADI Safety Coaching



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