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Safety Specialist Resume

OBJECTIVE:

Seeking a position as a Health; Safety and Environmental Manager/Inspector/Supervisor/Consultant utilizing my well-rounded knowledge in energy related job assignment, civil jobs, occupational safety and training as well as my overseas work experience while pursuing professional and personal growth within the organization.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

As a Health & safety professional, have completed over 183 job assignments covering over 25 years of experience throughout the United States, (3 times) in the Caribbean, (2) government contracts in the Middle East for the U.S. ARMY and USACE (US Army Corp of Engineers) also (1) contract under the US State Dept in Haiti and extensive Nuclear Training under the DOE May 2009 –Feb 2010. With my vast Varity in HSE, Management and on hands upbringing as a Certified Craftsman, my addition to a Job Assignment would be a great asset to any professional Contractor.
Most of the assigned projects were conducted for numerous paper mills, wind turbine ( power farms), power houses, cement plants, oil refineries, chemicalplants, marine yards ,fiberglass and rice manufacturing plants, civil contracts, maintenance assignments, steel mills, shut downs, D&D (decommissioning and demolition) overall preventive maintenance ( Short / Long term assignments) and/or new construction, civil / military/ union job sites

** In this line of business job assignments can come days, weeks or months from one to the other. So in between job assignments with one contractor have worked for other contractors.

WORK HISTORY

May 2009- January 2010 contracted Under Confidential, as Safety Engineer at SRS Nuclear Site in Aiken, SC.
Was in the D&D department (decomminoing and demolition) for a $1.2 Billion dollar contract. Covering at least 4 of the different areas overlooking the everyday job assignments of different contractors. Also completed listed training (in the field- computer based training and class room training all DOE documented and certified) for handling, conveying all aspects of the materials and procedures of nuclear items. Oversaw day to day activates as well as BBS just to name a few. Help achieve the 6 million safe man hours for the site in early 2010
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July 2008- March 2009 Confidential, HSE Inspector/Hazmat/QC, INL (International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Program) under the US State Department CIVIPOL
This assignment was for the stabilization of the Haitian government. Over seen all HSE aspects of several job sites for up to 6 sub contractor companies totaling over 140 workers. Completed 1 site with over 200,000 man hours without a Dr Case / or lost time accident. The projects were civil but everything was conducted under O.S.H.A. / USACE standards
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2008 Jan- June Confidential, Night Safety Manager (union based job)
New Construction / addition to power plant in Pueblo, Colorado
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Confidential, Deer Park, TX & Reintjes St. Louis, Mo & California offices Safety Coordinator ( Reintjes- union based) / Worked for this company on many job assignments since 2001
Responsible for health and safety and training on (18) job assignments throughout the US, at Refineries and Cement Plants. Duties were handling of all confined space; hot work and general duty permits. The care and custody of all company related First Aids, safety audits and functions of the safety department, hot work and confined space permit writing.
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June-October 18, 2007Confidential, MN Sight Safety Supervisor
New Construction of a Wind Farm of 20 wind turbines. Was site safety supervisor for Clipper/RBG. Attended daily pod meetings, walk through of all site projects, handled all safety and first aids aspects for RBG & Clipper and other subs on site. Updated site MSDS, safety inspections, Hot Permit writing, assisted with site investor and visitors orientation and tours. Daily and weekly report write up’s as well as company rep at local town meetings. Finished this project with no lost time accidents.
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April 2006- April 2007Confidential, Iraq- Safety Inspector/QC/Hazmat
Under the USACE (Army Corp of Engineers) Civil Project.
Completed my 1 year contract (April 2007) on this $200 million dollar project, covering over 90,000 safe man hours, on 2 different military bases with no recordable or lost time accidents, while in a Combat Zone!
Handled all safety requirements under OSHA and USACE guidelines, Hot Work & Excavation permit writings and all safety aspects including first responder.
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Jan- April 2006 Confidential, SC
(Contracted – union based site)) EHS Consultant -3rd Party Safety for Duke Power
This assignment covered both above ground activates and 600’ below ground revamp of the Hydro Station.
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Oct- Dec 2005 Confidential
(Contracted – union based site) EHS Consultant) 3rd party safety for Duke Power
Assignment was 3rd party safety for Duke Power over contractors, CCC Group, Universal Scaffold for revamp project of precipitator.
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June- October 2005 Confidential, Belpre, and Ohio (Contracted- union based site) Site Field Safety Director
This job assignment was tank expansions with multiple piping upgrades. Duties were to handle all safety aspects, training, and record keeping of all Chapman employees and sub contractors under Chapman.
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2004 June to January 2005 – Confidential, / BA’QUBAH, IRAQ
(Contracted) HSE Coordinator/QC US ARMY Civil Project
Work duties included but not limited to monthly auditing of fire program through out the base, implementing the monthly color coding system, in- processing of new personal, handling of daily safety audits, safety meeting with both KBR and the client (ARMY) as well as TCN’s and LN’s on a daily basis. Inspections of all incoming vehicles for KBR use. Handling of any emergency situation involving KBR, and assisting the ARMY. Implementing and enforcement of safety rules and regulations based on company polices Army regulations and OSHA. Involvement with the departments under HSE, hot work permitting including Hazmat, Vector Control and Medic with their daily duties. Handling of Hazardous materials and their disposal and storage. Was one of the members of the first group of American Civilians to be certified as a First Responder with KBR! Report and accident investigations, including the use of power point, windows word. Note** Was Awarded the Outstanding Service Award by the National Association of Safety Professionals for special circumstances connected to this assignment.
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Systems Contractors, Confidential, 2001-200
Safety Coordinator
My 8 assignments were all for Nucor Steel Mills located in Texas, Indiana, Arkansas and North Carolina
Was hired as a Safety Coordinator on one assignment to handle new construction (steel mill) and hot projects in three other states? Responsible for the safety aspect of the new construction /shut down crews, drug testing, orientation and permit writing.
Handled all first aid cases, walk through inspections, safety meeting with the clients and company workers.
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Confidential, Houston Texas 2000-2003
Safety Supervisor over 9 job assignments
Handled all first aid cases, inspections and safety meeting with the clients and company workers. Helped the company reach new safety records for safe man hours w/o any lost time accidents and under (1.) OSHA recordable rates / TIRR. Covered several job assignments with Wyatt from Louisiana, and in Texas.
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Jan. -July 2000 Confidential / Texas
Safety Coordinator Night Shift
I worked the night shift on this new construction project building a Powerhouse
For 6 months on the night shift. Filled out all hot work, confined space permits during this project. Handled all safety duties, including drug & alcohol testing, new hire orientation.
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Oct.1987-2000 - Confidential / Houston, Texas
Supervision, multiple crafts, craft certified pipe fitter, heavy equipment operator, boilermaker
My 13 years with B&R were projects in Texas, Maryland, Florida and Overseas 2 times. Worked over 70 job assignments for this company. The assignments were at Refineries, Paper Mills, and Maintenance, confined space-hot work permitting. Started as a Boilermaker, Pipe Fitter, (craft certified in both) also worked 2 assignments in the Marine Yard division. One of those building the “Dana” platform for off shore. Operator (forklift, Drot, front end loader, cherry picker, tractor) worked my way up to general foreman and safety. In between job assignment worked for other contractor.

OTHER Companies 1980-1987

Confidential, Texas Warehouse Night Shift Manager / Confidential, Texas Pipe x-ray department / Confidential, Texas My duties included working as a welder, pipe fitter and shop safety / Confidential, Houston, Texas Welder’s helper and pipe fitter helper
EDUCATION:

  • BS in Occupational Health & Safety Management
Further Education & Training
Have worked under the DOD, USACE, DOE and the US State Department.
US Department of Homeland security (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute – Safety/HSE/Emergency Mgn. Over 11 courses / Culture Diversity Training Seminar
Supervision, Mid-Management Practicum, Management of Human Resources, Safety training 1, Organ. Behavior, Mid-Management Practicum 2, Safety Training 11, Seminar, Managing a New enterprise
Texas Peace Officer 1994-1997 (Part Time) &Licensed Private Investigator and Security, 1996-1997
Managing A New Enterprise and Mid Management Seminar, Kellogg Brown & Root, Anti-Harassment & Discrimination Training, Phillip Services Contractors, Extensive training in Accident / Incident Reporting, ISO/print reading, Supervision/ management training, Asbestos awareness, Basic Electrical Safety, Benzene Awareness, Confined Space Entrant, Carbon Monoxide Awareness, Drug & Alcohol Policy, Employee Access to Medications, Emergency Evacuation Planning, Fire Extinguisher Training, Fire watch training, Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Awareness (H2S), Phosgene Gas Awareness, Hearing Conservation, Hazardous Hot Work Permitting, Hazard Communication, Hazard Recon. / Accident, Line Breaking Guidelines, Lock-Out / Tag-Out Procedures, Maintenance Safety, Phosgene Awareness, Plant safety Procedures, Personal Protective Equipment, Respiratory Protection, Respiratory Fit Testing, Client New Hire Orientation, Safety Enforcement Guidelines, Vehicle Entry Procedure and Confine Space Procedures. This training was to handle all Job related duties in Refineries, Paper Mills, Steel Mills and various other Job Assignments.

Computer skilled, word, power point, presentations ISO 9000 & 9001 2000 through Clipper

CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING
training, First Responder Certified, OSHA 510, OSHA 501, OTI 511, OTI 510, 8-hour OSHA Safety Supervisory Training Course, OSHA Competent Person for Excavations (DOE certified), BBS training and observations, MSHA and annual refresher, Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene (AIHA / ABIH/DOE certified) Safety Supervisory I & II training Course, Kellogg Brown & Root, Certified Competent Person for scaffold building, Certified and Commission Peace Officer, 1994 thru 1997, Licn. Private investigator and security 1996-1998, Multi-task Management and Supervisory Course (Supervision I, II and III), Kellogg Brown & Root, Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), with annual refreshers, Hazmat in Zone Coordination and Safety Course, Hermann Life Flight, Certified in Arrest, Search and Seizure as part of the Police Proficiency Examination, First Aid/CPR trained, First Responder trained, Drug & Alcohol Testing cert and many more upon request.
Extensive training in Benzene, H2S, Phosgene Gas, Chorine handling and Awareness, Permit writing for Hot Work Permitting, Confined Space Permitting and Training, Electrical Safety, First Aid reporting, Certified Open Water Diver , Certified Advanced Open water Diver , BBS training.
HAT (Certified Hazard Analysis Tech.), SIT (Certified Safety Inspections Tech.), AIT (Certified Accident Investigations Tech.), SAC (Certified Safety Auditor)
Civilian Combat Veteran (registered, licensed and recognized with US Patient & Trademark Office)
AFFILIATIONS: National Geographic Society, Lions Club, NASP (Nation Assoc. of Safety Professionals), US Department of Homeland Security (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute, T.E.C.L.O.S.E. (Texas Cert. of Law Enforcement) OSHA / MSHA/ MASON

** Note over 65 DOE certified courses/classes

2009 Training
OSHA COMPETENT PERSON FOR EXCAVATIONS, TRENCHING,FIRE WATCH/PATROL, FUNDAMENTALS OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE, HPI ERROR REDUCTION TOOL REFOCUS, D&D FUNDAMENTALS, INTEGRATED SAFETY MANAGEMENT FOR MANAGERS AND PROF, COOLING TOWER WATER QUALITY, REQUIRED SECURITY TIMEOUT, RESPIRATORY PROTECTION ISSUANCE TRAINING (U), ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS SAFETY, RESOURCE CONSERVATION RECOVERY ACT "GEN" TRNG, OSHA CONSTRUCTION SAFETY TRAINING, FILTERING FACEPIECE TRAINING, HEC, 8Q-32, REV. 17 DELTA TRAINING, GENERAL SUPERVISOR RESPIRATORY PROTECTION, ACP WORK PLANNING & CONTROL, GE OSHA GENERAL INDUSTRY TRAINING NERAL/SUPERVISOR RESPIRATOR RETRAINING, PLASTIC SUIT CUT OUT, ARRA HAZARD RECOGNITION WORKSHOP, INITIAL NEGATIVE PRESSURE RESPIRATOR TRAINING, BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS/FIRST AID/CPR, INITIAL NEGATIVE PRESSURE RESPIRATOR TRAINING, BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS/FIRST AID/CPR, SOURCE CONTROL CUSTODIAN TRAINING, ASBESTOS AHERA SUPERVISOR TRAINING, 4B TRAINING AND QUALIFICATION PROGRAM MAN P/R AREA LIFE SAFETY AND REMOTE WORKER BRIEFING UAL, LEGIONELLA AND LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE AWARENESS, RP SUPPLEMENTAL TRAINING -- AUGUST 2009, RADIOLOGICAL WORKER TRANING 2 INITIAL, FITNESS FOR DUTY, 24 HR. HAZARDOUS WASTE SAFETY & HEALTH TRAINING, INITIAL HAZARDOUS ENERGY CONTROL, BEHAVIOR BASED SAFETY TEAM SAFETY WORKSHOP (MOD 3), HAZARDOUS ENERGY CONTROL FOR SUPPORT PERSONNEL, HARMFUL PLANTS AND ANIMALS OF SRS, SRS HOISTING AND RIGGING MANUAL, TM90-7 SECTION 8, MANUAL 8Q PROCEDURE 10, WMAP FACILITY SPECIFIC CONTINGENCY PLANS, ACP SAFETY ORIENTATION, SALSTONE FACILITY WASTE GENERATOR TRAINING, SAVANNAH RIVER SITE LEAD COMPLIANCE PROGRAM, FALL PROTECTION AND FULL BODY HARNESS, HAZARD ANALYSIS FOR PLANNER/INITIATORS, SCAFFOLD AND LADDER SAFETY FOR USERS, HAZMAT (INITIAL AND RECURRENT) TRAINING, CONFINED SPACE TRAINING, ARRA NEW EMPLOYEE SAFETY ORIENTATION, SDD ANNUAL RCRA BRIEFING, HAZARD ANALYSIS DELTA TRAINING, HEARING CONSERVATION TRAINING, BERYLLIUM ASSOCIATED WORKER TRAINING, CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL TRAINING 2009 (CAT), TRITIUM PROGRAMS SPECIFIC RCRA TRAINING, MILLER FALL PROTECTION RELIEF STEP BRIEFING

2010 Training
RP SUPPLEMENTAL TRAINING -- MARCH 2010, FSC (Fire Safety Coordinator), INCIDENTAL RIGGER/OPERATOR, OSHA COMPETENT PERSON FOR EXCAVATIONS, TRENCHING, D&D FUNDAMENTALS, FIRE WATCH/PATROL

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