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Engineer Insurance

Wyandotte, Michigan, 48192, United States
May 30, 2010

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A safety and health/ loss control specialist with extensive experience in identifying and

reducing exposure to loss with two Fortune 500 companies in the manufacturing and

insurance industries. Proven expertise in proactively controlling business processes and

introducing resources and corrective action to reduce or eliminate losses and minimize

insurance costs.

• In-depth background in advising clients on OSHA / MIOSHA compliance to prevent

or minimize citations.

• Strong knowledge based in all aspects of safety, industrial hygiene and property

conservation with the ability to quickly analyze client needs, develop solutions, and

get buy-in at all levels of the organizations.

• Experience in integrating safety awareness and accountability into corporate culture

through establishing safety protocols with measurable tracking and developing safety

training programs.

• Partnered with agency and insurance company claims specialists to investigate losses

in all coverage areas such as workers compensation, property, business interruptions,

fleet and liability issues.

Excellent communication and negotiation ability with highly effective interpersonal skills.

Self motivated with a high energy level and a commitment to achieving client and or

corporate objectives.




Fifth largest national insurance agency in the US.

VP Loss Control Services

Understanding the operating processes of companies in the manufacturing,

transportation, service, steel and foundry, supplier and construction businesses to

provide effective preventative solutions for loss prevention. Coordinated the

scheduling of all phases of property and casualty (safety) loss control activities for the

large clients of the Southfield and Grand Rapids offices. Responsible for interacting

with insurance carrier’s loss control, claims and underwriting departments to fully

utilize their resources to benefit clients.

• Conducted on-site surveys of client operations and determined corrective action

based on loss history. Developed narrative reports for agency marketing to various

insurance carriers.

• Developed and facilitated monthly safety meeting for clients to improve safety

awareness and accountability which reduce the hazards for injuries.

• Designed and implemented a monthly safety scorecard for clients to compare their

injury rate to the industry average. This created a baseline to measure performance

and identify areas for continuous improvement..

• Advised clients on OSHA/MIOSHA compliance inspections protocol to prevent

citations. Provided on-site support for clients to minimize type and severity of


. Acted as liaison between clients and compliance officer from the opening

through closing conferences.

. Assisted clients in preparing for the citations and provide technical expertise

for the appeal process if necessary.

• Established trust to develop a relationship as a comprehensive risk control resource

and expert and create a client dependency leading to a high percentage of customer


. Contributing member of the 2005/2006 commercial lines team that achieved

the highest national retention rate of 96 %.

• Developed and coordinated the Evacuation Plan for emergencies and the Business

Continuity Plan(BCP) for disasters for Wells Fargo Grand Rapids and Southfield



1978 -1989

Glass Division Safety Engineer 1986 -1989

Managed the safety, fire prevention, security and industrial hygiene programs for

6000 employees of the Glass Division throughout the US, Canada and Mexico.

Supervised six safety engineers at all plants and partnered with the local and

international UAW representatives on contractual health and safety agreements and

compliance of OSHA standards.

Glass Plant Safety Engineer 1984 -1986

Directed the safety, fire prevention and industrial hygiene programs for 1000

employees of the Dearborn Glass Plant at the Ford Rouge Complex. Partnered with

UAW counterparts to reduce hazardous conditions, investigated accidents and

implemented corrective action, maintained OSHA recordable accidents statistics and

performed basis industrial hygiene testing.

General Services Safety Engineer 1978 -1984

Assisted in directing the safety and industrial hygiene programs for railroad, truck

fleet, and construction crews within the Rouge complex. Also performed same duties

at the Dearborn Research and Engineering Center.


1976 to 1978

Loss Control Representative

Responsible for surveying risk locations and identifying property and casualty hazards

that could result in loss. Worked with clients to reduce or eliminate hazards and

reported findings to the underwriter.


Bachelor of Science, Environmental Health, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

Certified in the 40 Hour- 501 OSHA Trainer

ABIH Certified Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (COHST)

Extensive additional training, including:

Business Continuity Planning

Work Place Violence

Pandemic Flu Outbreak for Business

OSHA 10 hr Course for General Industry Standards

Indoor Air Quality for Asbestos and Mold


National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), member

Association of Contingency of Planners (ACP), member

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