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Manager Safety

Overland Park, KS
August 29, 2012

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Srba Lalic

***** **** **** *******, *******, Kansas, 66218



Highly qualified Environmental, Health & Safety Manager with extensive experience resolving EHS issues:

* Risk Management/Loss Prevention * Staff Training & Mentoring * Environmental Sustainability

* Accident Investigation and Remediation * State and Federal Compliance * Cost Reduction / Avoidance * Site Specific Program Development * Facility Supervision * Waste Reduction / Management

Safety Coordinator

WaterOne Johnson County January 2012 – Present

Lenexa, Kansas

• Responsible for the development, implementation and continual improvement of a site specific and comprehensive Environmental, Health and Safety program at 21 fixed facilities and multiple transient construction projects

• Evaluated work procedures and operating practices to determine training requirements

• Developed and delivered site specific training to hourly and salaried staff, in order to stay current with Federal, State and Local laws and regulations

• Coordinate and perform periodic facility and jobsite inspections, reviews and audits

• Tracked site specific Key Performance Indicators as well as Leading Indicators

• Maintained appropriate logs in accordance with OSHA, KDHE and EPA requirements

• Coordinated and conducted ergonomic evaluations of work stations, work activities and equipment

• Coordinated and conducted incident/accident investigations as well as developed and implemented corrective actions

• Established a functional Safety and Security Committee

North America EHS Manager

Interconnect Devices Inc. (Smith’s Group) June 2011 – January 2012

Kansas City, Kansas Supervisor: Marianne Russell

• Responsible for the management and progress of Environmental, Health & Safety at seventeen facilities within North America, one facility in China, Mexican and Costa Rica

• Responsible for the overall implementation of the ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Certifications at facilities in China and in North America

• Developed Job Hazard Analysis in order to identify operational hazards and evaluate problematic areas.

• Developed 100 site specific Environmental, Safety, Industrial Hygiene as well as Health policies, procedures and guidelines. Evaluate effectiveness of the hazard control systems as well as policies and procedures and recommend corrective changes that reflect improved opportunities to mitigate workplace accidents and injuries.

• Fully compliant with 22 CFR 120-130, International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR)

• Developed and conducted site specific training: Housekeeping, Personal Protective Equipment, Lock Out / Tag Out, Hazard Communication, Blood Borne Pathogens, Accident Reporting and Investigations, Back Injury Prevention, Compressed Gas Safety, Fire Prevention, Ladder Safety, Walking and Working Surfaces

• Conduct Accident / Incident Investigation, and overall responsibility for worker’s compensation matters throughout North America. Compiled, analyzed and interpret accident, loss and exposure statistical data; prepared comprehensive recommendations for corrective actions to eliminate or minimize potential risks.

• Overall responsibility of on-site inspections intended to audit physical conditions and identify unsafe acts or behaviors. Conduct daily inspections with Senior Management, Safety Committee Members or independently

• Overall responsibility of Hazardous Waste Programs to include: certifications and permitting, collection and disposal

• Developed Safety Committees and implemented Safety Incentive Programs in China and North American facilities

• A technical resources on EHS, NFPA, Industrial Hygiene and Life Safety Codes across 17 North American locations

Regional IWSS Program Manager January 2011 – June 2011


Kansas City, Kansas Supervisor: Larry Reeves

• Implement scope of work, goals and deliverables of the Integrated Waste Stream Solutions program as outlined in the customer contracts

• Maintain customer relations, regulatory compliance and account satisfaction / retention with Large Quantities Generator customers, such as: hospitals, clinics, laboratories, dental offices and research institutes

• Effectively communicate program expectations and manage program outcomes with STERICYCLE as well as the customer team members in a timely and clear fashion

• Plan, schedule and track project timelines and milestones. Generate program progress reports to appropriate management as well as customer teams

• Provide subject matter expertise with respect to compliance issues relating to the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Transportation, International Air Transport Association, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Fire Protection Association and The Joint Commission

Safety Department Lead August 2007 – January 2010

Kiewit Power Constructors

Iatan Unit 2 Project, Weston, Missouri Supervisor: Andre Aube 816-***-****

• Responsibilities included implementation and support of company’s environmental, health and safety as well as quality control and assurance programs for a two billion dollar power plant construction project

• Designed, developed and implemented a unique three phase safety incentive program consisting of on the spot, nomination and goal based award systems. This program was intended to motivate foremen, supervisors and craft to comply with the Kiewit Safety Program and participate in weekly safety training which improved morale.

• Created and maintained site specific Leading Indicator program intended to track safety deficiencies and identify problematic areas and ensures implementation of effective corrective actions and improvements

• Conduct thorough accident/incident investigations. Served as liaison to injured workers, insurance carriers, case managers & workers compensation case litigation. Proactive and aggressive workers compensation case management, reduced recordable injury rates by 40% and enhanced the modified return to work program

• Environmental responsibilities included: development and implementation of site specific policies and procedures, soil remediation, regulated and non-regulated waste satellite accumulation points, and obtain NPDES permits

• Spearheaded environmental compliance effort for a large scale construction project. Teamed with District management and local regulatory agencies to provide regulatory compliance support in order to facilitate project success

• Federal statutes supported included: Resource Conversation & Recovery Act (RCRA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), and Endangered Species Act (ESA)

Facility and Cage Wash Manager November 2006 – July 2007

University of Kansas Medical Center

Laboratory Animal Resources, Kansas City, Kansas Supervisor: Dr. Nathan Culley 913-***-****

• Managed direct hire and contract staff for four independent Laboratory Animal Resource (LAR) facilities: Research Support Facility, Mental Retardation Research Center, Hoglund and Kansas Life Sciences Innovation Center

• Responsible for facilities upkeep, equipment maintenance and installation, as well as pest control issues

• Provided instruction and oversight on proper operation of all LAR equipment, to include: Bio Safety Level 1-3 clean room operating parameters, emergency notification systems (signs, alarms and lights), shower in and shower out requirements, room temperature and humidity requirements, light levels and process flow

• Managed and maintained the facilities cage wash and husbandry equipment, inventories and supplies.

• Improved storage and shelving system for maximum capacity and distribution

• Ensured compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, National Institute of Health, American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, as well as Public Health Policies

• Integral part of the Senior Clinical Management Team – participate in performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, employee hiring and terminations

• Ensured compliance with the quality control system standards, formulated compliance strategies and solutions

Radiation and Biohazard Safety Manager August 2005 – September 2006

Nevada Cancer Institute

Risk Management/Safety and Compliance, Las Vegas, Nevada Supervisor: John Jemesen 702-***-****

• Start-up Operation - developed approximately 133 policies, as well as standard operating procedures and associated documentation for the facilitating, monitoring and completion of group and individually assigned Safety activities

• Assisted in coordinating the activities of the institution & provided technical expertise for clinical & research personnel handling hazardous chemicals or waste, biological samples and radiological materials. Minor role as a member of the IRB, promote and protect the welfare and rights of all human research participants

• Established and chaired a proactive Radiation Safety Committee. Developed effective policies & procedures. Conducted weekly surveys of the laboratories and inventoried commonly used isotopes (Iodine-131, Indium-111, P-32, SR-89, Technetium-99 and Cobalt-57). Obtained and maintained NRC permits, and liaison with regulatory representative.

• Developed an Emergency Response Policy for spills/exposures to chemical/radiological materials such as isotopes, chemotherapeutic agents, and hazardous chemicals. Developed site specific training, exercises and drills

• Inspected all hazardous waste collection / satellite accumulation sites to assure that they are in readiness for waste pick-up, ensured that each site was clear of hazards.

• Performed duties as the senior occurrence investigator for: Iodine-131, Indium-111, Iodine -123, P-32, and Cobalt-57. Tasks included investigation of incidents, recommending corrective actions and preparing written accident report

• Performed daily facility Environmental, Safety and Life Safety Code compliance audits to include clinical/patient treatment, research & lab areas. Tracked deficiencies and developed appropriate corrective actions

• Conducted clinical and general industry risk assessments, as well as hazard analysis of organizational systems in order to develop effective corrective action plans, formulated new analysis plan for data management and best practice, implemented corrective actions/solutions to mitigate risk exposure and decrease premiums

• Collaborated with EPA Region 9 to obtain appropriate National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit in accordance with 40 CFR 122, a State of Nevada issued Storm Water Discharge Permit, and a reclassification from Small Quantities Generator to Conditionally Exempt Small Quantities Generator status

Environmental Health & Safety Manager January 2005 – August 2005

Montenay Pacific Power Corp.

Plant Operations, Long Beach, California Supervisor: Jayver Luque 562-***-****

• Chaired and directed the activities of the plant safety committee

• Coordinated & participated in daily OSHA compliance audits, documented approximately 600 deficiencies in 8 months

• Facilitated site specific training: HAZCOM, LOTO, Respiratory Protection, Hearing Conservation, Blood Borne Pathogens, Confined Space Entry, Lead Awareness, Rigging Safety, Forklift Operator Safety, PPE, Crane Safety, Fall Protection, Scaffolding Safety, Machine Guarding, Trenching and Shoring, Compressed Gas Safety and HAZWOPER.

• Conducted accident, incident & investigation and generated reports. Review OSHA 300 logs and workers compensation claims. Identified changes & controls necessary to minimize workplace injuries and near-miss incidents

• Supervised the activities of a group of safety assistants and outage coordinators, specifically during: HAZMAT spill responses involving strong corrosives, confined space entry and hot-work operations during planned plant outages

• Interfaced with local, State and Federal, Health, Safety and Environmental agencies as necessary

• Developed and implemented Job Safety/Hazard Analysis forms, provided training to plant managers and supervisors

• Established calibration schedules for: radiation detection equipment, confined space monitors, fit-testing equipment, personal air monitors and noise level meters

• Developed and implemented a comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Program, which included air and noise monitoring

Environmental Health & Safety Manager August 2003 – January 2005

University of Alaska Southeast

Facilities Services, Juneau, Alaska Supervisor: Keith Gerken 907-***-****

• Directed, monitored, reviewed and evaluated programs and policies for OSHA, EPA, NFPA, NEC and IBC compliance

• Drafted and implemented 103 site specific policies, plans & programs in accordance with federal, state & local standards

• Implemented and monitored the effectiveness of the following site specific programs: Laboratory Chemical Hygiene, Confined Space Entry, Electrical Safety, Personal Protective Equipment, Hazardous Materials Control and Management, Hazard Communication, LOTO, RCRA, & Hearing Conservation Plans

• Participated as an integral member of the risk management, loss prevention and workers compensation committees

• Performed Job Hazard Analysis / Risk Identification and Abatement as well as Industrial Hygiene assessments

• Worked with external regulatory agencies to proactively assure compliance and safe workplace practices

• Directed, implemented and monitored the Facility Coordinator Program and Satellite Accumulation Point SOP’s

• Collaborated with various department Deans on the Hazardous Materials Pharmacy for household and lab chemicals

• Revised the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures Plan, Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, Ozone Depleting Substances Program and Emergency Preparedness Plan

• Developed safety and security measures, for various computer and research labs that were sensitive and responsive to the rich cultural diversity of campus personnel and students

• Established/co-chaired the University of Alaska Southeast Campus Security as well as the Health & Safety Committees

Senior Safety Specialist August 2001 – August 2003

URS / EG&G Defense Materials Incorporated

Protective Services Program, Johnston Atoll, Hawaii Supervisor: John Kuehn 808-***-****

• Contract position with the US Air Force for the purpose of ensuring compliance with Federal Laws and US Air Force regulations during closure of the base – project completed on time and within budgetary constraints

• Evaluated existing policies and procedures, assessed improvement needs and prepared recommendations. Created strategies to ensure regulatory compliance, facilitated accountability and effective implementation of an effective health and safety program for approximately one thousand employees and several hundred contractors

• Served as interim Safety Supervisor as well as the Base Radiation Safety Officer

• Conducted inspections and investigations of areas containing toxic chemicals or chemical munitions (BZ, GA, GB, GD, GF, H and HD, TCDD and VX) to determine methods of controlling and reducing the occupational accident rate

• Managed the USAF Base Respiratory Protection Program for 450 civilian contractors and sub-contractors

• Thoroughly investigated all accidents/incidents involving hospitalizations of employees, sub-contractors and USAF personnel as well as major equipment damage. Maintained incident and accident records, as well as the OSHA 300 Logs and workers compensation files. Provided expertise in root cause analysis and risk management

• Conducted well over 1000 radiological surveys for excavation permits, confined space entry near Plutonium Storage. Provided training in the proper use and handling of various radiological surveying meters (VICTOREEN 450P, LUDLUM Model 12, NARDA Model 8718B AND BICRON G-5 Fidler Scintillation Probe)

• Monitored Class 3b and 4 Laser safety for accessible emission level and nominal hazard zone during laser operations

• Conducted quarterly Industrial Hygiene duties which included: air and noise evaluations and controls, lead paint and friable asbestos hazard inspections prior to abatement, obtained asbestos as well as mold spore and lead paint samples prior to initiation of abatement operations

• Played a proactive roll during cargo, freight and barge on and off-loading operations. Enforced 29 CFR Part 1917 and Part 1918, ensured compliance with all USCG and Maritime Terminal standards, regulations and requirements

• Conducted “tool-box” meetings prior to any shore-side or shipboard “picks” or “RO-RO” operations. Inspected all cargo handling gear and insured: visual inspections were conducted, current load test certifications were available, load ratings for wires/ropes/slings and twist locks were current and available, and PPE was appropriate for assigned tasks

• Integrated waste manifest and chemical purchasing data to generate compliance reports and chemical inventories

• Utilized knowledge of: OSHA, AFOSH, NFPA, IBC, UBC, DOT, HAZWOPER, EPA and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 10 / 21 / 29 / 40 / 46 / 49


Canterbury University, Masters of Science - Environmental Studies

Mohawk College, Bachelors of Science – Occupational Health & Safety


• 2011 – ISO 14001 Lead Auditor, Texas

• 2010 – State of Kansas Notary Public, Kansas

• 2009 – Environmental Regulatory Compliance Training, Kansas City, Missouri

• 2009 – OSHA 500: Standards for the Construction Industry, Kansas City, Missouri

• 2009 – Anhydrous Ammonia Awareness Training, Weston Missouri

• 2008 – Registered Safety Officer, Weston, Missouri

• 2008 – Scaffold Erector/Inspector, Honolulu, Hawaii

• 2008 – Advanced High Angle Rescuer, Weston, Missouri

• 2008 – Confined Space Entry/Rescue, Weston, Missouri

• 2008 – JLG Man-Lift Trainer, Weston, Missouri

• 2008 – National Fire Protection Association 70E, Weston, Missouri

• 2008 – Crosby Safe Rigging Procedures, Weston, Missouri

• 2006 – Certified Safety Manager, Las Vegas, Nevada

• 2006 – Certified Safety Auditor, Las Vegas, Nevada

• 2006 – 40 Hour Safety Training Specialist, Las Vegas, Nevada

• 2006 – Life Safety Code for General Industry and Health Care, Las Vegas, Nevada

• 2006 – Radiation Safety Officer, Las Vegas, Nevada

• 2004 – CPR and AED Instructor,, American Safety and Health Institute, Sitka, Alaska

• 2002 – Medical Waste Management, American Medical Association, Johnston Atoll, Hawaii

• 2002 – Dangerous Goods Cargo Acceptance, Federal Aviation Administration, Johnston Atoll, Hawaii

• 2002 – SERVSAFE Essentials, National Restaurant Association, Johnston Atoll, Hawaii

• 2002 – Lead Inspector / Risk Assessor, Muranaka Inc., Honolulu, Hawaii

• 2002 – 40 Hour HAZWOPER Occupational Training, Kapolei, Hawaii

• 2001 – HAZMAT Operations Level, US Department of Defense, Johnston Atoll, Hawaii


• A proven ability to design, direct and implement an effective environmental health and safety program

• Proven ability to obtain ISO14001 and OHSAS 18001 Certification for multiple sites

• Obtained the GOLDEN AWARD from the Kansas Water Environment Association, for adhering to, and maintaining a minimum of 95% compliance, with the Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment Permit parameters

• Developed and implemented a comprehensive high angle rescue program for 300 and 600 foot elevations

• Proactive and aggressive accident case management. Reduced recordable injury rates and enhanced the modified return to work program by 40% at Kiewit Power Constructors and by 70% while stationed on Johnston Atoll USAF Base.

• Executed a contract for hazardous waste disposal and recovery which reduced annual costs by 20%

• Incident Commander on a large ammonia and a diesel fuel leak, responsible for overall operation and safety of incident

• Improved Laboratory Animal Resources storage and shelving system for maximum capacity and distribution.

• Improved / modernized LAR material handling and custodial operations

• Established the Nevada Cancer Institute Environmental Protection Program, attained CESQG status

• Established and chaired the Nevada Cancer Institute Radiation Safety Committee, obtained and maintained NRC permits

• Developed and implemented a comprehensive site specific Industrial Hygiene program for Montenay Pacific Power

• Established Safety Committee at The University of Alaska Southeast, Nevada Cancer Institute and Interconnect Devices

• Developed & implemented 133 site specific policies, procedures & programs in accordance with OSHA, EPA & NFPA

• Managed the USAF Base respiratory protection program for 450 employees and sub-contractors, conducted qualitative and quantitative fit testing

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