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Engineer Safety

Manassas, VA
February 24, 2020

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Matthew Robert Ragan

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Manassas VA, 20112

703-***-**** (C)


To expand my career in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology.


University of Alabama, MS in Advanced Safety Engineering and Management

(Graduation, May 2019) (GPA 3.81)

Eastern Kentucky University, BS in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology With an Option in Fire Arson Explosion Investigation (Graduation, May 2005) (GPA 3.16 / 4.0)

Northern Virginia Community College, AS in Fire Administration

(June 2001 to January 2003) (GPA 3.4 /4.0)


W.M. Schlosser (March 2019 to Sept. 2019)

Site Safety Manager

Site Safety Manager for various projects enforcing OSHA standards 1926. Lead incident investigations, insurance claims, training, audits, etc.

Aerojet RocketDyne (Jan 2012 to June 2018)

Safety Engineer

Enforce compliance with OSHA standards 1910 “General Industry”, DoD contractors safety manual for ammunition and explosives 4145.26, ANSI regulations, and Process Safety Management (PSM). Support in DCMA, Lockheed Martin, and internal audits. Conduct the following training but not limited to SOP 200, Fire extinguisher maintenance, lessons learned from various audits, Hot Work Permit procedures, etc. Participated and led various safety subcommittees such as contractor safety, audits and inspections, ergonomics, and behavior-based safety/observations. Established and maintain closed loop tracking systems for various operations to ensure that they are in compliance. Conduct all incident investigations. Focused on Mil-std-882 Hazard Analysis Techniques for System Safety, conducted hazard analysis for Conceptual phase to operational phase of the life cycle of the product. Prime contact for FM Global property insurer.

Wings Enterprises (July 2010 to Dec 2011)

Safety Engineer

Enforce compliance with OSHA standards dealing with but not limited to 1926 “OSHA standards for the Construction Industry”. Implement proactive safety program utilizing JHA’s, Start Cards, tool box talks, etc. Conduct safety inspections, drug screenings, accident investigations for up to 90 employees on the Dulles Metrorail Extension Project. Performed weekly payroll audits and reporting.

SouthLand Concrete (Aug 2009 to May 2010)

Safety Engineer

Enforced compliance with OSHA standards dealing with but not limited to 1926 “OSHA standards for the Construction Industry”. Wrote and implemented Job Hazards Analysis (JHA’s), Weekly tool box talks, Fall Protection, etc. Responsible for projects in excess of $13 Million in concrete and oversaw the safety of 200 employees on a day to day basis. Instructed formal and informal training to new and current employees dealing with OSHA 1926 to ensure that they are knowledgeable of all current standards and regulations.

The Anderson Company, LLC (Feb 2006 to Dec 2008)

Safety Engineer/HR

Enforced OSHA standards dealing with but not limited to 1926 “OSHA standards for the Construction Industry”. Responsible for safety enforcement at approximately 20 job sites and inspected each of them to ensure that employees are in a safe working environment.

Performed part time Human resource functions to include retirement planning, hiring, firing, payroll, payroll audits, drug screenings.

Lawn Maintenance (1999-Present)

Established, operated, and manage a self owned lawn maintenance service in the Northern Virginia area. Perform services on approximately twenty homes.

Soccer Referee (1995 to present) (28 seasons)

Work as an independent agent refereeing adult, youth, and public school soccer games. Responsible for scheduling games, refereeing, maintaining team control, and reporting game results.

Fire Watch (summer 2002)

Served as a journeyman in the installation and maintenance of sprinkler systems in the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia area. Responsibilities included installation of piping, sprinkler heads, and associated sprinkler equipment in new and existing commercial buildings.


Certified National Fire, Arson and Explosion Investigator (2005)

OSHA 30 Hour (2016)

OSHA 10 Hour (2016)

American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) (2019)

HAZWOPER 40 (2016)

First Aid/CPR (2019)

Eastern Kentucky University (May 2003 to 2005)

* Deans list for Academic Achievement

Northern Virginia Community College (2000 to 2002)

* Deans list for Academic Achievement

* 4-H All Star, 1999 (National Recognition for outstanding national 4H service)

* Held numerous offices in local 4H Chapter

* International Foreign Youth Exchange (IFYE), Selected to represent the United States as a 4H ambassador overseas (Europe) as an exchange student, visited local dignitaries, 1999 (6 Weeks)

* Summer Sponsor of Foreign Exchange Student from Japan, 1998

Osbourn Park High School,

* Most Valuable High School Soccer player, 1999

* Honor Roll Student 1999-2000


4-H Club, 4-H leadership development, 1986-Present

4-H IFYE Life Member (promote 4-H leadership and overseas travel of youth ambassadors)

Eastern Kentucky University, Soccer Team member/player 2004-2005

NAFI - National Association of Fire Investigators

Special Skills

Proficient in Microsoft Windows on the PC, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and the use of the internet. Process excellent written and communication skills, public speaking and customer service skills. Work well with others and have demonstrated leadership responsibilities. Very hard working, dedicated, fast learner, driven to succeed and excel within any organization.

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