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Safety Management

Kentucky, United States
April 18, 2012

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Jonathan Michael Abrams

**** ******* **.

Danville, KY 40422

Cell Phone # 859-***-****


Environmental Health and Safety professional seeking career to broaden my current experience within the EH&S field. Have experience in a variety of settings: office, field sites, and manufacturing settings.


Eastern Kentucky University – Richmond, KY

Master’s in Public Health for Environmental Health Sciences

3.5 GPA. Graduation: 5/8/2010

Graduate Assistant in Environmental Health Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University. 8/2008 – 12/2009

Assist professors with grading and proctoring exams.

Maintain air and water calibrators and pumps.

Curriculum development (specific monitoring devices)

Conducting Industrial Hygiene Survey

Using a Quest Noise Dosimeter

University of Kentucky – Lexington, KY

Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Science awarded: 8/2007


Energy Management & Services Company (7/5/2011 – Present): Health & Safety Administrator

Facilitate Department of Transportation (DOT) and Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Program.

o Distribute quarterly random drug screens.

o Distribute specific client required drug screens.

o Distribute Pre-employment and Post-Accident drug screens

Ensure PHMSA compliance for all worksites.

Monitor daily Hazard Certificates from on-site Safety Personnel.

Distribute weekly topics for Tailgate/Toolbox talks for on-site personnel.

Maintain Personal Protective Equipment inventory and distribute to sites in need.

Research and purchase new Personal Protective Equipment and other safety devices (Air Monitors, Weather Radios/Personal Floatation Devices, etc.)

Filing, investigation, and follow-up of Workers Compensation claims.

Distribution of OSHA training courses.

Research of new OSHA training courses to add to company curriculum.

Facilitate specific client required training.

General Electric Mattoon Lamp Plant (11/1/2010 – 6/27/2011): Environmental Health and Safety Technician

Participation in preparation for OSHA VPP recertification of plant.

Conducted compliance related storm water sampling monthly.

Monthly Inspections including: Spill Kits, Oil Inventory and Storage, Flammable cabinets, SCBAs, Ladders, Emergency Lighting, and Hydrogen Usage Meter.

Water Meter readings weekly.

Facilitated Contractor compliance program.

Updating LOTO program for entire plant to ensure compliance.

Waste profiling and disposal.

Management of Flammable Storage and Gas Cylinder rooms.

Chemical Labeling/handling/inventory.

Completed General Electric Confined Space Authorized Initial Training.

Provide annual LOTO/RCRA Training.

Assisted in identifying pinch points and designing machine guards to control.

Member, VPP Safety Teams: LOTO Team, Awareness Team, and Ergonomics Team, First Responder Team.

Assisted with data input of results from outside contractor Industrial Hygiene Risk Assessment.

Updated and Maintained contractor documents – Safe Work Plan, Contractor Safety Rules, and Insurance.

Conducted Contractor Safety Audits.

Participation in Ergonomics “Boot Camps” pertaining to employee concerns and Ergonomic Assessments.

Ensured all audit findings, Regulatory or Non-Regulatory, were closed within designated time period to maintain compliance.

Waste Water monthly compliance sampling.

Participated in Accident Investigation.

General Electric Kentucky Glass Plant/Lexington Lamp Plant (12/15/2009 – 10/29/2010): Co-op/Intern

Facilitated Contractor Compliance Program: Prequalification, Insurance, and Safe Work Plans.

Industrial Hygiene Testing: Area sampling for hydrofluoric acid.

Conducted Noise Surveys and Sampling on specific work stations.

Radiation wipe test sampling.

MSDS Management: Chemical sweep of entire plant, filing, contacting suppliers.

Fork truck/Aerial Lift Inspections.

Machine guarding inspections.

Audit Team Member.

Accident Investigation Team Member.

Performed Power Audits for Materials Handling, Emergency Action Plans, Fire Prevention Plans, and Exit Routes, Welding, Cutting, and Brazing, Lock Out/Tag Out.

Data Input: Audit Tracker, Waste Tracker, and Water Watch, Training Tracker, etc.

Completed General Electric Confined space training.

Conducted Environmental, Health & Safety Training Refresher course.

Experience with Lock Out/Tag Out procedures.


FEMA IS-00100. An Introduction to Incident Command System.

FEMA IS-00005.An Introduction to Hazardous Materials.

FEMA IS-00003 Radiological Emergency Management.

FEMA IS-00100.HC Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100 for Health Care/Hospitals.

FEMA IS 00230 Principles of Emergency Management.

General Electric: Emergency Response/Fire Protection.

General Electric: Crisis Management.

General Electric: Preventing Violence in the Workplace.

General Electric: Completed Audit Skills/Interviewing Class.

Completed Graduate level course on Healthy housing.

Completed Graduate level course on Food Safety.

Completed Graduate level course on Industrial Hygiene.

Completed Graduate level course on Ventilation.


Accident Investigation (CFR 1960.29); Asbestos Awareness (1926.1101); Bloodborne Pathogens (1910.1030); Confined Space Awareness: Inside Maneuvers (1910.146); Construction Fall Protection (1926.501); Cranes, Chains Slings & Hoists: Rigging Equipment Basics (1926.55); Distracted Driving/Defensive Driving/ Driving Safety (1926.21); Basic Electrical Safety (1910.332); Elements of Back Care (1926.21); Emergency Planning/Emergency Action Plan (1910.38); Office Ergonomics (1926.21); Excavation & Trenching Safety (1926.651); Fire Extinguishers (1910.157); First Aid (1910.151); Hand & Power Tools (1926.300); Hazard Communication Awareness (1910.1200); Hot Work Permits Safety (1910.146); Housekeeping (1926.25); Winter Safety (1926.21 & 1910.132); Ladder Safety (1926.1053); Lead Safety/Awareness (1926.62); Lockout/Tagout (1910.147); Personal Protective Equipment (1910.132); Safety Orientation (1910.199(g)); Scaffolding/Supported Scaffolding Safety (1926.454); Slips, Trips & Falls Safety (1926.21); All Terrain Vehicle Use (1926.21); Hearing Protection Safety (1910.95/Z41.1); Respiratory Protection (1910.134); Process Safety Management (1910.119); Benzene Awareness (1910.1028/1926.1128); Communication Skills; Progressive Discipline.


Capstone Project for Partial Fulfillment of Master’s in Public Health Program.

Completed study on children’s toys to determine the presence/absence of lead using an HD 1000 Lead Analyzer.

Presented findings to an audience of faculty and peers in the Public Health Program.

Collaborated with Engineering Co-op at General Electric to Implement Safety Control.

Identified hazard of box maker/hamper erector after an employee injury.

Involved with designing safety platforms for box maker so that employees would have stable place to stand while performing maintenance.

Follow up with employees to ensure that corrections made to the machine were satisfactory.

Specific Projects for General Electric.

Identifying all possible sources of PCBs for G.E. Kentucky Glass Shut-Down

Lacquer Project: Attempt to find safe alternate chemical for use in the plant to clean machinery with lacquer build-up.

Created Safety Presentations for General Electric.

Assisted Lifting Presentation.

Low Clearance Signs.

Heat Exhaustion/Stroke Presentation.


Secretary of Epsilon Nu Eta Environmental Health Honor Society, Eastern Kentucky University

Member American Society of Safety Engineers

Member Environmental Health Club, Eastern Kentucky University


Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Access

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