Environmental, Health & Safety Professional
Leader and subject matter expert with experience driving regulatory compliance, risk mitigation, program implementation and improvement in tightly regulated and GMP organizations.
Hazardous Materials/Waste Management
Safety Program Management
Regulatory Compliance & Audits
Safety Leadership & Training
Outside Agency Interface
Education & Certification
Bachelor of Science in Safety, University of Southern California – Los Angeles, California
Hazardous Materials Management Certificate – UCLA Extension
Certified Safety Professional (CSP) – December 2019
DOT/IMDG/IATA Dangerous Good Regulations American Heart Association Certified First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor OSHA Construction Industry 30 Hour Irvine Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
Experience & Notable Contributions
Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, Baxter Healthcare – Irvine, CA 12/2019 to 4/2020
After site went 1 years without EHS representation on plant, brought organization to key records, addressed needed industrial hygiene monitoring and medical surveillance monitoring, and provided regulatory agency interface.
Coordinated the corporate response to the coronavirus pandemic with Flu Coordinator team training, pandemic supply retention, and communication of corporate initiatives to reduce risk for plant personnel.
Brought vision screening exams in-house to provide efficient, cost-effective support for Production’s vision inspection program.
Continued the organization’s success of zero accidents in 3 years through effective case management.
Re-invigorated daily Safety Minute communications, re-started the Stretch-n-Flex program, and refreshed the annual EHS training programs.
Environmental, Health & Safety Engineer, Fujifilm Irvine Scientific – Santa Ana, CA 6/2016 to 12/2019
As the company’s first EHS professional, built a safety program from the ground up and provided essential leadership during a time of fast change and growth.
Introduced and built foundational EHS programs, including Respiratory and Hearing Protection, Incident Reporting, Hazard Communication, Hazardous/Non-Hazardous Waste, Medical Waste, and Emergency Response.
Effectively worked to increase safety awareness at all levels of the organization, which resulted in a greater than 75% reduction in the Total Recordable Incident Rate.
Effectively moved forward sustainability measures such as transitioning hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal to zero landfill; evolving recycling efforts to reduce solid municipal trash volumes; and promoting utility use reductions.
Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist, Collins Aerospace – Anaheim, CA 9/2018 to 12/2018
Briefly spent focused time overseeing EHS program goals to support the Anaheim B/E Aerospace/Rockwell Collins integration with United Technologies Corporation.
Comprehensively audited facility on combustible dust, industrial hygiene, hazardous waste disposal, respiratory protection, hazard communication, ventilation, welding/brazing safety and fire protection.
Implemented safety-focus segments in beginning of shift work area meetings.
Consultant, Multiple Clients – Irvine, CA 12/2015 to 5/2016
Consulted on all aspects of EHS for diverse clients. Conducted regulatory research, documentation, documentation review, training, and various peripheral services.
Successfully managed EPA registration of fuel and diesel additive product lines for introduction to U.S. market.
Investigated FDA and business avenues to introduce new skin and hair product lines into the market.
Assessed financial documentation for pharmaceutical distribution company and provided recommendations.
Safety Specialist Regulatory Assistant, Shepard Bros, Inc. – La Habra, CA 2/2015 to 12/2015
Continuously improved safety, efficiency, and compliance of a chemical manufacturing company.
Implemented time and cost saving color coding standardization system for 2000+ raw materials to quicken material retrieval, improve production rates, and eradicate incompatible materials storage.
Developed and implemented safety and health programs and training including chemical hazard communication, emergency action, fire prevention, and confined space entry.
Completed California Air Resources Board Mandatory Consumer and Commercial Products Survey describing formulations 200+ company products sold between 2013 and 2014.
Provided technical research and negotiated with Los Angeles CUPA to eliminate the company’s requirement to develop a Risk Management Plan for accidental release of hazardous materials.
Office Manager, Ko & Associates, Attorneys at Law Irvine, CA 2007-2015
Took over management of leased spaces and accounting efforts to support the business.
Reduced overhead costs by 80% through storage consolidation and effective records management.
Managed office and legal resources, expenses, and schedules.
Conducted case management, including research, analysis, and report writing.
Safety Manager, Blood Bank of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties (now Lifestream) – San Bernardino,
CA 2006 to 2007
Managed EHS activities including training, investigations, and recycling and disposal of hazardous/medical waste..
Spearheaded two simultaneous county-wide disaster preparedness exercises to ensure business continuity, which spurred strategic partnerships with regional disaster preparedness agencies potentially increasing blood drive frequency.
Successfully partnered with VP of Operations to negotiate new vendor contract to secure $200k security guard coverage.
Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, Highland Supply Corporation – Redlands, CA 2005 to 2006
Managed EHS program for manufacturing, warehousing, maintenance and business park operations.
Generated and updated department-specific procedures and documentation practices spanning multiple departments and businesses;
Trained employees on EHS best practices, standards, and newly enforced policies to ensure awareness and increase compliance;
Audited facilities, investigated reported accidents, and directed recycling and disposal of hazardous waste.
Consultant – KO & ADSIT Business & Legal Consultants
Safety Engineer – Rockwell International-Rocketdyne Division
Safety Engineer – McDonnell Douglas
Safety Officer – Dames & Moore Environmental Consulting