Nashville, TN 37211
Ten years as a Safety Specialist promoting behavior based safety, conducting orientation, job site training, job site audits, completing excavation checklists, critical lift checklists, writing permits for confined space, monitoring air quality in confined spaces, verifying lock out/tag out procedures, PPE and adherence to company safety policies in accordance with customer expectations and OSHA. Verified MSDS for hazardous material stored and used on site. Ensuring safety is utmost utilizing training, air monitoring, sound monitoring and light monitoring meters. Created an oxygen test and repair work center saving $1.5 million dollars when compared to the previous procedures. 20 years of military service as an Aviation Life Support System Technician working onboard ships and at shore installations. Ensured documentation was correct to each specific manufacturer’s requirements at various job sites for different manufacturers and owners. I have conducted incident investigations and recommended changes to mitigate the risks. I have managed MSDS and hazardous materials storage as well as monitored proper hazardous waste containment and coordinated controlled removal of hazardous waste in accordance with applicable state, federal and EPA rules. Managed the safety program in accordance with OSHA Standards and company policy to include compliance with RCRA, lock out/tag out procedures, PPE, HAZMAT, HAZCOM, MSDS, fall protection/arrestment, excavation, confined space entry, 300 and 300A logs, DOT Logs and safety training
Safety Manager, Independent Contractor 2007 to Present
•Contracted to Lynx for the tryout press rebuild at Toyota at Princeton, Indiana. Conducted daily JHA reviews, tool box talks, forklift training and monitoring, fall protection training and monitoring, MSDS evaluation, and job site daily inspections.
•Contracted to Daifuku-Webb/EAC for the robotic, conveyor and crane installation for the battery plant at Nissan Smyrna, TN. Completed over 400,000 project man-hours without a lost time incident. Conducted orientation, daily job site inspections, fall protection training and monitoring, man lift training, inspection and monitoring, forklift training and monitoring, MSDS verification, establish procedures for proper PPE and procedures for electrolyte, LOTO training and monitoring, and machine guarding.
•Contracted to CCC for the drain system in Powertrain at GM Springhill, TN. Conducted PTP documentation, MSDS evaluation, daily job site inspections, PPE monitoring, excavation checklists, operator training and monitoring, tool box talks and daily two minute safety talks.
•Contracted to John E. Green at the Carlex Glass Plant in Nashville, TN for new windshield line installs and weld water project and Body Shop Robots installation General Motors Plant Lordstown, OH. Created safety procedures and permits for helicopter lifts for 16 HVAC units that needed to be installed and 10 units that needed to be removed and replaced. Completed tool box talks, machine guarding, fall protection training and monitoring, MSDS evaluations, LOTO training and monitoring, man lift training and monitoring, and equipment start up.
•Contracted to LG Fox for work light realignment and tooling relocation at Volkswagen in Chattanooga, TN. Conducted daily job site inspections, fall protection training and monitoring, man lift training, inspection and monitoring, forklift training and monitoring, MSDS verification, LOTO training and monitoring, and machine guarding.
•Contracted to Progressive Mechanical for supply lines in ED Weld at Toyota Motors Manufacturing Mississippi, Blue Springs, MS. Conducted permit confined space training, air monitoring, fall protection training and monitoring, MSDS evaluation, HAZMAT control and removal, daily job site inspection and tool box talks.
•Contracted to Precision Mechanical for upgrade to baffle system in paint reclaim booths at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana Princeton, IN. Conducted permit confined space training, air monitoring, fall protection training and monitoring, MSDS evaluation, HAZMAT control and removal, daily job site inspection and tool box talks.
•Contracted with RIMSA Plus USA LLC installing conveyor system in paint shop, providing training IAW Volkswagen and General Contractors in Chattanooga, TN. Conducted orientation, LOTO, fall protection, machine guarding, tool box talks, daily job site inspections, PTP reviews and modification as appropriate.
•Contracted to H&R Mechanical for head, block, cam and crank line install at Toyota Motors Manufacturing Alabama, Huntsville AL. Conducted daily job site inspections, fall protection training and monitoring, LOTO training and monitoring, MSDS evaluations, daily tool box talks and review of PTP’s.
•Contracted to CCC for the General Assembly, Jefferson North Plant for Daimler Chrysler Plymouth Detroit, MI. Contracted for the (1.8 mil sq ft) slab and pit construction of Toyota Motors Manufacturing Mississippi Plant in Tupelo, MS. Lighting installation and electrical set up for Body Shop Robots at General Motors Plant Lordstown, OH, Retooling and new conveyer in the General Assembly and Power Train Area in the General Motors automotive plant Springhill, TN. Head and Block upgrade at Toyota Motors Manufacturing Kentucky, Georgetown, KY. Completed over 140,000 man-hours at Springhill, TN, without one lost time injury. Inspected newly installed equipment to ensure all safeguards were in place prior to startup. Coordinated Lock Out/Tag Out and startup between manufacturers, contractors and owners for initial start up of new equipment. Coordinated LOTO with GM and Superior Electric for lighting install and robots and control panels wire up for Lordstown, OH plant. Coordinated IH Survey to ensure personnel were properly protected from hazards and ensured proper PPE was available to all personnel required to use it. Conducted orientation for 180 individuals, created a Safety Committee IAW Code of Excellence developed by GM Managers. Conducted daily and weekly inspections to ensure compliance with OSHA Standards, GM Special Safety Considerations and CCC policy.
Tower Apprentice 2006-2007
SBA Sites Network, Nashville, TN
•Completed Tower Safety and Rescue training.
•Utilized crane to stack towers for initial build to 200’ tall.
•Responsible for safely upgrading and installing antennas and structurally enhancing towers for various cellular telephone companies throughout the Tennessee and Kentucky coverage areas.
•Assisted in erection of transmission towers, installation of tower hardware, and installation of transmission lines and cables. Erected mount assemblies to install on tower.
•Ensures proper and safe operation of vehicles and correctly document DOT Driver's Logs.
Senior Safety Representative Seat Survival Technician 2002-2006
Northrop/Grumman Corporation, St. Augustine, FL
•Aviation Life Support Systems Technician responsible for the production, inspection, and modification for E-2C aircraft survival equipment.
•Quality Assurance/Safety Inspector for all aspects of survival equipment.
•As Safety Representative for Fabrication IPT, identified numerous safety deficiencies and proposed rapid corrections.
•Conducted Safety Inspections ensuring compliance with company policy of injury prevention and reduction.
•Established a comprehensive plan to attain VPP status and maintain ISO9000 and ISO14001 to include orientation of new employees and training of team members in the manufacturing/inspection process.
•Identified hazards and provided prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.
•Ordnance Certified as handler and safety observer for cartridges and pyrotechnics.
•Coordinated with Environmental and IH personnel to ensure hazard abatement for the incorporation of an oxygen shop at Saint Augustine with a cost savings of over 1.5 million dollars over five years, compared to the present method used. Continuous air monitoring had to be in place as well as fire fighting equipment.
•Provided annual water survival refresher training for 35 pilots and aircrew.
Production Control Supervisor 1981-2001
•Provided customer support to Airwing, directly responsible for 140 technicians in 45 work centers.
•Established priorities for department and work centers to ensure all parts and supplies were available for support of the Airwing and end user.
•Established comprehensive plan to ensure documentation of training was conducted and logged correctly.
•ALSS (Aviation Life Support Technician) and Quality Assurance Representative maintaining and inspecting programs and auditing over 100 work centers.
•Directed the work load and support of 5 work centers consisting of 38 technicians.
•Flawlessly supervised 11 Oxygen Systems Technicians with zero incidents or accidents.
•Ensured proper documentation of industrial hygiene surveys and records maintained correctly for audit purposes.
•Maintained Aviation Survival Equipment for 38 pilots and naval flight officers flying F-14 Tomcats.
•Safety and Training Petty Officer for work center.
Attending CSU for BS in Occupational Health and Safety (Currently entering senior year)
30-Hour OSHA Construction Industry
10-Hour OSHA Construction Industry
8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher
CPR, AED and Basic First Aid Certified
Ordnance Certification Board Member
Completed DOT Physical/Certificate and DOT Drivers Logs
Attended Naval Aviation Quality Assurance Administration
FAA Certified Parachute Rigger
Attended Shipboard Firefighting
Attended Aircraft Fire Fighting
Completed Aviation Life Support System Technician "C" School
Completed Blueprint reading and Schematics Course
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Course (VITA) representative for six tax seasons
Completed Aircrew Survival Equipment "A" School
I have been involved with various aspects of safety and training for over 30 years. Compliance standards have included aviation safety, construction safety, and industrial safety, DOT, RCRA, NAVOSH, EM 385-1-1, TOSHA and OSHA in accordance with company policies and standards of the 1910 and 1926.