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Safety Manager

Buna, TX
December 09, 2019

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Timothy W. Motes

**** ** ****

Buna, TX *****

Phone: 409-***-****



Retired Army Sergeant Major with over 30 years’ experience planning, developing, implementing, and managing programs aimed at keeping people safe. I have successfully served in every supervisory position from front line to Executive and I strive every day to improve my skills and enhance those of my employees. I consider myself an expert team builder and problem solver. I am constantly looking forward to my next challenge.


Master of Science in Health Education, Northwester State University, Natchitoches, La

Bachelor of Science, Occupational Safety and Health, Columbia Southern University

Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of New York State (Excelsior College)

Associate of Science, General Studies, University of Maryland


Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

Certified Instructional Trainer (CIT), BCSP


Lead Safety Specialist

November 2015-Present

WestRock, Evadale, Texas

Pulp and Paper Manufacturing

Maintains overall responsibility to lead, motivate and foster a safety-conscious culture in the workplace to reduce incidents and injuries for over 700 employees and 300-500 contractors. Promotes the continuous improvement of facility safety and health systems to result in the reduction of incidents and illness, the assurance of regulatory compliance, and to make safe behaviors part of day-to-day thinking. Coordinates and manages the day-to-day activities related to meeting all safety and health standards established by applicable regulation, as well as policies and procedures established internally. Prepares and delivers not only required regulatory training, but administrates the facility’s job training function. In addition, serves as backup to the mill’s Environmental Manager.

Skills include:

Safety Management System development, implementation, and management

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Proficient in MS Office applications

Capital Construction Project (CCP) management

Manage and support company Loss Prevention Program

Incident investigation and root cause analysis

Process Safety Management

Regulatory and system audits

Case management of occupational injuries and illnesses

Represent the facility before regulatory agencies.

Develop site-specific procedures to implement enterprise policies and applicable regulatory safety & health requirements.

Prepare regulatory submittals or coordinate/supervise their completion on behalf of the facility.

Plan, develop, conduct safety training, and assess the effectiveness

Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

Budget management

Plant Safety Manager

20 June 2013-November 2015

Louisiana Pacific, Jasper, Texas

Oriented Strand Board Manufacturing

Implement and manage Safety, Industrial Health, and Fire Prevention services, programs and initiatives for more than 150 clients at Jasper Oriented Strand Board manufacturing facility. Provide consultation, advice, and leadership support to the Management Team in all aspects of Safety.

Skills include:

Incident investigation and Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)

Risk assessment and Residual Risk Reduction (R3)

Hazard identification and abatement

Planning, developing, and implementing safety training programs: Confined Space, Hot Work, Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO), Fall Protection, and Electrical Safety (NFPA 70E)

Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a high degree if initiative.

Significant knowledge of relevant federal, state and local compliance laws and


Experienced in mentoring others and leading company-wide networks and small working groups.

Proficient with MS Office Suite.

Extensive knowledge of OSHA, NFPA and other applicable US federal, state, or local statutory regulations.

Executive Director of EHS and Human Resources (Command Sergeant Major)

August 2009-September 2012

Fort Polk, Louisiana and Dwyer, Afghanistan

Directed the personnel management, health and safety of over 600 personnel employed by the U.S. Army Medical Command and assigned in eight separate geographical areas. Skills and responsibilities include:

•Plan, develop, and implement the Environment, Health and Safety program for the entire hospital and satellite locations.

•Execute the Composite Risk Management program at all sights including conducting Job Hazard Analysis, Risk Assessments, Residual Risk Reduction evaluations.

•Assign all newly arrived personnel to their positions based on skills, experience, and education.

Medical Company First Sergeant (May 2004-April 2008)

Trained, supervised and led hundreds of Soldiers in both a Medical Company and a Field Hospital during three deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. . Responsible for the safety and welfare of all Soldiers in the battalion. Identified hazards and implemented mitigating practices to reduce and eliminate hazards during training and combat operations

Senior Clinical NCO (Feb 2002-May 2004)

Managed the readiness and clinical training of more than 400 Soldiers in a Field Hospital during two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Managed the workforce coverage for eight clinical areas to include 24 hour operations.

Instructor, Amedd Center and School (June 2000-Feb 2002)

Served as an instructor for the Army Licensed Practical Nurse course in San Antonio, Texas. Executed more than 2000 instructional hours in four different clinical areas. Planned, developed and delivered programs of instruction enabling Soldiers to challenge and pass the National Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing.

Wardmaster (Dec 1995-Jun 2000)

Trained, managed, and supervised both military and civilian paraprofessionals in a MEDDAC and Medical Center inpatient ward. I created and posted work schedules to cover the clinical requirements for patient care and evaluated all subordinates on performance and potential.


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