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Safety Manager

Lexington, SC
May 18, 2020

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athleen Freeley Environmental and Safety Manager

Safety and Environmental Compliance ~ HR Policies & Programs ~ Employee Training

Executive Summary

High energy, results driven professional with extensive experience implementing and improving safety and human resources programs. Proven results containing worker’s compensation costs, lowering accident rates across a large organization, and achieving safety and environmental policy compliance. Worked with multiple organizations to raise company-wide safety standards to be among the best in the industry. Areas of Expertise include:

ISO 14001 and 18001

Hazard and Risk Assessment

Behavioral Safety

6S Programs

Facility Audits

Issue Investigation

OSHA 1910 and 1926

Worker’s Compensation

Safety Training & Manuals

SDS Systems

Job Safety Analysis

OSHA 510 Certification

Experience & Notable Contributions

Meyer Utility Structures an Arcosa Company, LancasterSC. 12/19-05/20

Safety, Environmental and Health manager

duties included not having a recordable incident from the day I walked in to the facility with them having over15 from the previous year. supervision of 2 safety coordinators. Wrining all policies andProcedures. Did all the industrial hygiene work to include noise monitoring and respiratory fit testingfor PAPR’s. Reported on environmental SCDEHEC form R, as well as Tier 2. Completed continuous improvement projects in many areas of the plant. Did “6 S” audits and corrective actions. Managed the workers compensation program. Ensured that none of our employees got “covid 19” by managing a superior cleaning process.

Dayco, LLC., Williston, S.C. Feb. 2019- Sept. 2019[

Environmental Health & Safety manager

Duties include all compliance and permitting for the environmental program as well as certification for ISO140001. Training all employees in the safety program as well as environmental compliance. Gaining certification in ISO 18001for safety compliance. Managing the programs exclusively with corporate guidance.

LEGGETT & PLATT, Statesville, N.C. Sept. 2017- July 2018


Duties include all human resource management to include; payroll, hiring, EEOC, FMLA, STD and policy adherence. Safety to ensure all OSHA policies and programs are administered. Following upon on all OSHA citations to ensure compliance. Accident investigations and follow-up. Training in employee orientation and monthly OSHA training. Environmental to include Tier II and Form R’s are completed based on permit.

PRATT INDUSTRIES, Statesville, N.C. Oct. 2016 to May 2017


Duties included all safety programs and policy up-dates. Trained all new and hired employees in OSHA safety topics, Managed the Safety Committee. Did OSHA audits of the facility to include getting with maintenance to repair any deficiencies. Wrote follow-up letters from OSHA visits to include cleaning up of deficiencies. Accident investigations and follow-up corrections.

STONE RESTORATION OF AMERICA · Charlotte, NC · Oct. 2015- Oct. 2016

Safety Manager

Organized from scratch a safety program for a construction company with 120 employees. Re-Wrote an Employee Safety Manual using the OSHA 1926 and 1910 regulations. Started monthly OSHA training, weekly tool talks for all on the job sites. Inspections are performed of all the job sites, weekly. The company does use swing stages and scaffolds. Trained on swing stage and scaffold with Safway Int. Employees were then trained on the job. The accident rate has been significantly lowered since my arrival. All worker’s compensation claims dropped from 8 to 1.

INTERNATIONAL PAPER · Pine Hill, AL · 2013-2015

Safety Manager

Spearheaded safety programs throughout paper mill and effectively raised company-wide safety standards to be among the best in the industry. Managed fire chief, assistant fire chief and three safety champions to ensure standardized policy implementation within the facility.

Key Accomplishments:

Lowered accident rate from 1.0 to 0 in a single year and maintained this level the following year

Achieved 5S compliance throughout the mill within one year

Led organization through weeks-long mill outages with no recordable incidents

RECOMMUNITY RECYCLING · Charlotte, NC · 1999-2013

Regional Safety Manager · 2010-2013

Directed safety programs for 36 facilities and 2,000 employees throughout the United States. Proactively developed the first safety manual for the recycling industry to ensure consistency and compliance throughout the organization. Held worker’s compensation claims to minimum levels by building an innovative accident and illness program.

Regional Human Resources and Safety Manager · 2000-2010

Supervised all payroll, benefits, safety and environmental activities with a focus on continuous improvement. Ensured safety compliance by performing audits on 24 facilities in Northeast United States and conducting ongoing training in all

facilities. Led investigations and responses for union issues, sexual harassment, and accident investigations. Reported directly to the president of Casella Waste Systems, which was then acquired by ReCommunity Recycling.

Regional Safety And Environmental Manager · 1999-2000

Managed all safety and environmental programs and compliance issues including regular audits of 31 facilities in the Southeast, Midwest, Northeast and Upper Northwest United States. Responsible for industrial hygiene monitoring for dust, noise, carbon monoxide, ammonium sulfate and boric acid including related reports and OSHA compliance. Initially hired by FCR, Inc. Recycling, which was then acquired by Casella Waste Systems.

ACCURIDE INTERNATIONAL · Charlotte, NC · 1996-1999

Senior Loss Control Specialist

Directed all safety, industrial hygiene, environmental and security programs for 350 employees in a 24-hour per day facility. Created and implemented program protocols for environmental and safety issues such as contingency planning, fire safety, hazardous waste, machine safety, and more. Reduced accident rate from 36 recordable events to 10 in just one year. Played an integral role in securing ISO 9002 certification and progressing toward ISO 1400. Supported human resources activities including employee orientation, COBRA, 401k, and payroll processing.

INTERNATIONAL PAPER · Hampton, SC · 1993-1996

Safety And Industrial Hygiene Administrator

Led all safety and industrial hygiene programs for 700 employees in a 24-hour per day facility that operated six days per week. Reduced total incident rate from 6.8 to 1.7 with no lost time incurred throughout employment. Developed and implemented program protocols for fire safety, chemical monitoring, CERCLA, SARA title III, respiratory protection and hazardous waste.


Industrial Hygienist & Fire Safety Surveyor

Inspected and surveyed sites that potentially used hazardous substances and directed asbestos abatement programs. Developed forecasting schedule, costs, bidding and project management for abatement activities. Served as on-call emergency response for all hazardous material releases. Implemented safety programs that enabled Charleston Memorial Hospital to obtain JCAOH certification.

Master of Arts, Management


Bachelor of Science, Safety Management


40-Hour HAZWOPER, All Pro Occupational Trainers

First Aid and CPR

Certified forklift Trainer

Certified in Scaffold Assembly

OSHA 510 Certification

Environmental Training, IP EHS University

Industrial Hygiene Training, IP EHS University

Safe Behavior and Human Elements, Westinghouse

Occupational Ergonomics, University of Michigan

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