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Manager Environmental Health & Safety

Fayetteville, GA, 30214
August 04, 2012

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Curtis Johnson

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Fayetteville, GA 30214

770-***-**** (H)

404-***-**** (M)

Curtis Johnson____________________

Career Profile:

Curtis Johnson is a Six Sigma Green Belt and OSHA Certified Senior Level Manager with 12 years of Operational and Project Management experience leading the Safety, Environmental and Health, Change Management and Customer Service functions of several organizations, directing over 5,000 employees and contributing to $68 million in sales. He is a highly motivated and disciplined manager with experience working with organizations on succinctly pinpointing gaps in planning, execution, and communication. Curtis introduces solutions that deliver measurable performance gains. Recognized for his ability to identify continuous systems change to increase operational safety, reduce workers’ compensation costs, enhance the quality of customer service, and increase profit margins. Curtis has developed several strategies to improve safety initiatives and customer service levels, which have assisted several organizations in remaining a step ahead of the competition.

Key Strengths:

• Safety, Health & Environmental

• Accident Investigations (Industrial, Environmental, Fleet, Bus & Rail)

• Lead Safety Auditor/Inspection

• Risk Management

• Fleet Safety Management

• Hazard Management

• Employee Training

• Change Management

• Six Sigma (SSGB) & Lean Management

• Operations Management

• Contract Administration

• Project Management

• Union Experience

• Safety Committees


Process Improvement

Increased process accuracy and improved staff’s awareness of actions needed to reach production, safety and health goals.

Developed/Implemented Safety & Health Cultural Change Project.

Developed /Implemented Project to reduce workers’ compensation costs thru effective claim management and accident prevention.

Developed safety metrics tracking system adopted by management.

Developed/Implemented area wide behavior-based safety incentive program.

Reduced Employee Injuries by 35%.

Reduced fleet vehicle collisions by 32%.

Improved Area-wide safety and health audit scores by 50%.


Evaluate staff development and work performance through Performance Management Plan.

Sponsored the Safety & Health Committee.

Developed/Implemented Annual Community Safety and Health Fair

Led and coached cross-functional Teams, as appropriate, to develop skills and confidence in their ability to examine work processes, create solutions and measure improvements.

Recognized for ability to develop consensus for strategic planning.

Developed/Facilitated mandatory safety training programs.

Identified key safety strategies for areas of continuous processes improvements.

Operations Management

Manage processes for the development, interpretation and guiding of management through the enforcement of MARTA’s System Safety Program Plan.

Prepared Authority-wide Safety Budget and Financials.

Maintain awareness of the science of safety as well as federal, state, local and corporate regulatory compliance (OSHA, GDOT, EPD).

Determined proactive methodologies to develop a culture of safety and risk reduction within the organization.

Developed safety management plans that effectively reduced incident frequency and severity rate.

Conduct marketing and operational analysis with potential customers.

Conduct wide array of management and supervisory educational training.

Career History

9/07- 7/12 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Atlanta, GA

Manager of System Safety, Accidents/Incidents & Investigations

Manage and implement MARTA’s System Safety Program Plan.

Developed MARTA Accident/Incident Procedure and Program Plan.

Provide strategic leadership for System Safety

Oversees and manages accident/incident reporting to GDOT, FTA, NTSB and appropriate MARTA staff.

Represent the Authority to federal and state agencies, local groups and organizations, professional associations, and other similar groups, including FTA, GDOT, APTA, NFPA, and EPD

Supervises processes associated with hazard identification and risk assessments (HIRAs) of internal processes and procedures to eliminate or minimize reoccurrence.

Lead Safety Auditor conducting facility inspections for regulatory compliance.

Lead Safety Auditor conducting internal safety audits/inspections for compliance to internal safety policies and procedures.

Developed MARTA Hazard Management Plan.

Manages system safety accidents/incidents and investigations that impact Authority-wide employees and patrons.

Identify, distinguish and analyze multiple components of the safety process using high level quantitative skills.

Establish clear vision and direction in achieving overall systems reliability.

Develop and manage an office annual operating budget of $1.76M and capital project budget of $2.04M (FY2012)

Develop long range strategic objectives regarding safety performance programs and goals.

Maintains system performance monitoring programs as they pertain to accidents/incidents to identify safety issues and trends.

Generates a comprehensive monthly report that summarizes, evaluates and monitors system wide accidents/incidents as it relates to rolling stock, employees and patrons to mitigate reoccurrence, eliminate hazards and provide long-term sustainability.

Interfaces with other agencies regarding common and/or best practices as it applies to system safety.

Develops, administers and monitors the branch budget.

4/07- 9/07 Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority Atlanta, GA

System Safety Officer

Manage and implement MARTA’s System Safety Program Plan.

Plan and perform routine and specialized safety audits and inspections.

Provide detailed statistical analysis reports of data.

Conduct hazard analysis and risk assessments of MARTA processes and procedures and tracks barriers/controls.

Investigate both bus and rail accidents/incidents with formal investigative techniques including root cause analysis.

Conduct document interview with witnesses and responders.

Interface with internal and external authorities.

Work closely with Legal and Risk Mgt Department to implement policy and procedure.

Review system and maintenance processes to determine and resolve system safety concerns.

Develop weekly, monthly and quarterly reports to identify trends in accident/incidents investigations.

Manage and monitor safety meetings within all workgroups.

3/01- 4/07 Hertz Corporation Atlanta, GA

Area Safety & Health Manager

Identify, distinguish and analyze multiple components of the safety process using high level quantitative skills.

Generates a monthly, quarterly and annual report that summarizes, evaluates and monitors area wide accidents/incidents to develop mitigation strategies to eliminate hazards and prevent reoccurrence.

Manage Hertz Safety and Environmental Health Program Plan.

Develops and analyzes reports designed to track safety metrics and identify trends and contributing factors that may be impacting customer and employee accidents.

Developed, administered and monitored Area Safety Budget.

Manage OSHA record keeping process.

Assist Risk Management, Hertz Management and other internal and external business partners to develop and maintain safety information.

Manages training and development of employees to meet all safety, health and environmental initiatives.

Conduct review and evaluate all Accident/Incident Investigations.

Inspect facilities and equipment for safety compliance.

Managed planning and training of all fire evacuation and take-shelter exercises.

Authored Emergency Action Plan.

Deliver site service visits and audits, inspections and making recommendations to improve safety performance.

Ensure multi-site compliance with OSHA, DOT, EPA and corporate regulations.

Managed reporting to GDOT and Hertz staff.

Review and prepare Area Safety & Health Budgets.

Manage disciplinary process for all safety violations.

Manage Area Worker’s Compensation claims.

Oversee contract review and coordination for compliance with the bid process.

Perform job safety and health analysis and ergonomic evaluations.

Addresses safety/health concerns to eradicate/minimize hazards.

Responsible for interviewing, selecting and developing Safety Managers.

7/00-3/01 Hertz Corporation Atlanta, GA

Manager, Gold/Lot Department

Managed and coordinated vehicle/equipment maintenance repairs and PM schedules.

Managed operations/customer service functions for VIP customers.

Ensured onsite production targets were met daily/weekly/monthly.

Provided recommendations for continuous process improvements.

Identified/resolved service effecting issues.

Facilitated quality control meetings.

Responsible for performance management of direct reports.

Create measurement strategies and techniques to ensure the sustainable value of services is delivered.

Accountable for revenue management functions and business objectives.

Oversee training/development off department employees.

Coordinated scheduling/deployment of Subject Matter Experts.

Responsible for interviewing, selecting, training, developing and appraising staff, payroll and identifying service enhancement opportunities.

6/98-7/00 Coca-Cola Bottling Company Atlanta, GA

Service Coordinator

Facilitated logistical service calls management process and status decisions.

Managed/delegated workloads for 18 technicians.

Service Project Manager for Chick-Fil-A, Wendy’s, Frutiopia, and Dasani Projects.

Managed all state-side calls/provided resolutions.

Managed/resolved technical service issues.

1995-1998 Coca-Cola Bottling Company Atlanta, GA


University of Phoenix-Atlanta Campus

Masters of Management, May 2006

University of Phoenix-Atlanta Campus

B.S. Business Management, May 2004

Morehouse College, 1985 - 1988

OSHA Certification, 2004

Six Sigma Green Belt, 2007

Professional Development:

Problem Solving – GA Tech – Nov. 2011

Transit Project Management - 2011

Industrial Safety Management (TSI) – July 2010

Six Sigma Green Belt - 2007

Bus Accident/Incident Investigation (TSI) – May 2007

Advanced Bus Accident/Incident Investigation (TSI) - 2009

Rail Accident/Incident Investigation (TSI) – June 2007

Transit Security (TSI) – September 2007

HIRA – September 2007

NIMS 300/400

Certifications – OSHA Compliance, Fleet Safety, Principles of Safety, OSHA 30 &

10 HR, Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene.

Advanced Safety Certification (NSC) – March 2007

Certified Trainer-New Hire Orientation, Industrial Hygiene, Safety Indoctrination, Fleet Safety Trainer, Front Line Leadership, Workforce Diversity, DOT Compliance, Reasonable Suspicion, Worksafe, Service That Sales, Safety Fundamentals, HAZCOM, Worker’s Compensation, Safety for Managers, Management Essentials, Customer Service, Accident Investigations, Defensive Driving Course, Prevention of Slips, Trips & Falls, Highway Watch Homeland Security and First Aid/CPR/AED.

Computer Skills:

MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, MS Project, Outlook, Crystals Reporting, AS400, AS200, Lotus Notes and ASP

Professional Affiliations:

American Society for Quality (ASQ)

American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) – ID19019

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

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