Resourceful Environmental, Health and Safety Professional with over thirteen years of experience in environmental health and safety compliance. Able to combine technical knowledge, organizational skills and interpersonal communication skills to complete tasks accurately and efficiently while exceeding expectations. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects while meeting tight deadlines and fulfilling responsibilities in a professional manner. Highly adaptable in quickly changing technical environments.
Microsoft (Word, Works, Access, Outlook, Excel & PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Google Earth & Internet Applications, NJDEP RADIUS, NJDEP Online, USEPA TANKS, SAP, Intelex, MSDS Online, CR360 Sustainability Software
Adobe Acrobat, Word
Alpha, Occupational Health
Budget, Project Management
Compliance audits, Quality
CPR Certified, Reporting
Client, Risk Management
Data analysis, SAP
Employee training, Spreadsheet
Environmental Compliance, Utilities
Environmental health and safety, Warehousing
Environmental Management, Water Quality
Corporate Environmental Specialist, 06/2017 to Current Nestlé USA, Inc – Freehold, NJ
Acted as Interim Safety, Health and Environmental Manager (January 2016 – October 2016). Developed and managed the EH&S Departmental budget and managed all relevant departmental personnel during this time.
Developed, updated and implemented essential EHS programs and procedures to rebuild site capabilities after severe departmental turnover.
Developed and maintain compliance calendar of all relevant regulatory and company/corporate events and deadlines.
Manage salaried, hourly, contractor, union and non-union workers, without having direct authority.
Advise and assist the junior EHS Specialist, as needed.
Ensure that the facility remains in compliance with applicable USEPA, NJDEP and OSHA regulations.
Ensure that the facility continually and continuously improves with regard to health, safety and the environment.
Continually inspects for, assesses and addresses environmental, health and safety hazards and potential hazards.
Assist with identification and management of risks to reduce the likelihood of potential adverse effects on the environment or on the health and safety of employees, contractors or neighbors.
Act as facility representative during all NJDEP, USEPA and local regulatory agency inspections, for all applicable permits and programs: Title V Air Permitting, DPCC, SPCC, PSM/RMP/TCPA, Stormwater, Discharge to Groundwater, Water Allocation, Land Application, Physical Connection, Wastewater Discharge, Hazardous Waste, Site Remediation.
Serve as a liaison between Federal, State and local EHS agencies and facility.
Negotiate permit conditions on behalf of the facility.
Serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) with relation to all environmental compliance obligations for the facility in Freehold, NJ.
Serve as the SME with relation to Title V Air Permitting Compliance and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Compliance for the Nestlé USA Market.
Accountable for the overall quality and budget of environmental related work projects.
Responsible for the implementation of all environmental activities for the Freehold factory Operational Master Plan (OMP) and Nestlé USA Environmental Sustainability Goals.
Responsible for tracking, reporting and analyzing all environmental metrics related to water and energy usage and waste disposal.
Report on all environmental sustainability metrics to corporate utilizing CR360 software.
Identified and corrected errors in the reporting of environmental metrics for the Freehold facility, which had resulted in the facility's sustainability indicators looking worse than reality.
Reporting metrics for production, which originally required reporting of shipped product, did not reflect the actual production of the facility due to warehousing of product.
Maintain all environmental permits, procedures and recordkeeping.
Maintain all environmental plans (including DPCC/DCR, SPCC, Hazardous Waste Contingency, Emergency Discharge Limitation, Stormwater and Pollution Prevention Plans).
Maintain all environmental SOPs utilizing Intelex software.
Responsible for all facility permit applications, modifications and amendments.
Responsible for ensuring that all permits adequately address all current and forecasted operations.
Prepare non-applicability determination memorandums for facility records, as needed.
Made multiple corrections to Title V air permit, including but not limited to: corrected erroneous equipment information, negotiated removal of requirements from compliance table that did not apply, removed exempt equipment from permit, added insignificant equipment as necessary, modified production limits for equipment as needed, added startup and shutdown provisions for boilers, added internal equipment identification information to equipment details to aid in identification of equipment within facility, added flexibility (i.e.
Naming equipment "conveyor" vs.
Pneumatic conveyor" etc.) and corrected equipment/process naming to avoid confusion.
Updated DPCC/DCR and SPCC Plans to accurately reflect current operations at the Freehold facility, and to ensure that the plans addressed all potential scenarios while meeting all applicable federal and state requirements.
Ensured that both the plans and their associated facility inspections were aligned.
Successfully negotiated DPCC/DCR Plan Renewal with NJDEP and was able to modify the tank testing criteria used for some of the Freehold facility's steel tanks to be less burdensome (i.e.
Changed from internal integrity testing every 5 years to conducting ultrasonic thickness testing every 20 years).
Successfully coordinated, managed and completed internal integrity testing of multiple steel tanks and both internal and acoustic testing of multiple fiberglass reinforced tanks.
Lead a multi-functional team to gain NJDEP approval to use several tanks that had been installed on the property years earlier and denied approval by the state.
Gaining the use of these tanks saved the facility $100,000 to $150,000 annually.
Responsible for communicating, in both one on one communications and communications to groups, to various levels and positions across the business organization: (1) EHS policies and procedures, as well as relevant regulatory requirements; (2) Near misses and incidents, in addition to any tasks or outcomes associated with investigations of these items; (3) Results of any EHS audits or inspections; (4) Any updates to safety, health and environmental regulations that may affect the facility and/or business.
Responsible for bringing to the attention of the Factory Manager, the Regional EHS Manager and the EHS Director any circumstances that could result in risk or injury to any employee, to the facility or business itself, and/or to the public.
Responsible for developing and implementing any necessary changes needed to comply with new or emerging requirements related to environmental.
Responsible for responding to emergencies and for conducting hazard assessments and investigations as needed.
Ensure that accident/incident investigations are adequately conducted in a timely manner, and that investigations determine root cause.
Responsible for maintenance of all associated recordkeeping, including reports.
Recommend corrective actions, as appropriate.
Manage after action review tracker and follow-up on implementation of corrective actions.
Responsible for the management of contracts for all waste vendors for the facility, and for performing audits of all waste vendors on behalf of the company.
Responsible for managing all contractors performing work for the EHS Department and all contractors performing work related to the Ammonia Refrigeration System and Asbestos Abatement.
Responsible for tracking training and qualifications for all contractors performing work at the facility.
Plan, manage and direct the site Environmental, Health and Safety Committee meetings.
Address employee questions and concerns brought to attention during these meetings.
Engage employees to accomplish facility EHS goals and objectives and share best practices.
Participate in various departmental and factory operational review meetings.
Responsible for communicating progress on EHS metrics and OMP objectives to factory management.
Responsible for maintaining, implementing and updating as needed the facility's ISO 14001 Environmental Management System.
Participate in environmental health and safety compliance assessments and audits (including, but not limited to ISO 14001 and 45001 audits), on behalf of the Freehold facility.
Participate in insurance audits and audits of the facility's fire suppression systems.
Conduct annual TCPA self-audit of anhydrous ammonia facility, including writing of report and submittal to NJDEP.
Participate in 3-year PSM/RMP audit of Freehold facility.
Serve as the PSM/RMP and TCPA Coordinator for an anhydrous ammonia facility.
Responsible for all aspects of the facility's TCPA program, including (but not limited to) the coordination and management of employee and contractor training and ensuring all required recordkeeping is maintained.
Coordinate and assist with all ammonia related Management of Change submittals (MOCs), Process Hazard Analyses (PHAs) and Inherently Safer Technology (IST) Reviews.
Responsible for closure of all PSM/RMP and TCPA audit items.
Coordinate weekly PSM/RMP/TCPA meeting with Utilities, Engineering and EHS personnel.
Coordinate annual ammonia drill with outside agencies, as required by NJDEP TCPA program.
Maintain Emergency Response Plan with relation to accidental releases and the onsite HazMat response team to comply with DPCC and TCPA regulations.
Coordinate after action reviews for all facility drills and evacuations.
Manage after action review tracker and follow-up on implementation of corrective actions.
Support the Emergency Response Teams as needed.
Serve as a member of the onsite HazMat Response Team and First Aid Team.
Maintain detailed chemical inventory for Freehold facility.
Complete and submit annual Tier I and Tier II reports on behalf of the facility.
Responsible for all communications with emergency response agencies and county lead offices.
Responsible for ensuring proper asbestos management for the Freehold, New Jersey facility.
Responsible for ensuring that the facility's Asbestos Operations and Maintenance Policy and Procedures Manual is maintained and updated; this manual includes the Freehold facility's background sampling program, asbestos management SOPs, contractor guidelines, asbestos survey results, abatement records and all associated documentation, including inspections and checklists.
Implemented Management of Change (MOC) Process at Freehold facility.
Attend factory Management of Change meetings and serve as an advisor for EHS compliance with regard to both regulatory and company/corporate requirements.
Responsible for all chemical management and for the New Chemical Approval process for the facility.
Assist with the Freehold, NJ facility's behavior-based safety programs.
Promote a positive EHS culture throughout the facility and corporation.
Responsible for the review of all lab deliverables and for ensuring that all required testing is conducted in a timely basis.
Responsible for the completion and submittal of all required reports to NJDEP, USEPA and Ocean County Utilities Authority.
Responsible for all required environmental inspections for the facility.
Develop and conduct all employee training related to the facility's environmental permits and programs and assist with the development and implementation of the facility's training related to health and safety.
Also develop and conduct all employee training related to risk management and process safety management for the facility.
Developed and maintain training matrix spreadsheet outlining all EHS related training requirements, including both regulatory and corporate requirements.
PSM/RMP and TCPA Coordinator, 01/2016 to Current Nestle USA – Freehold, NJ
Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist, 01/2016 to 06/2017 Nestle USA – Freehold, NJ
Ensured that clients remained in compliance with USEPA, NJDEP and OSHA regulations.
Negotiated permit conditions with NJDEP, as well as violations with NJDEP Enforcement, on behalf of clients.
Served as a liaison between Federal, State and local EHS agencies and clients.
Responsible for the overall quality and budget of work projects.
Maintained inventories, managed databases, and assisted clients with records management.
Prepared non-applicability determination memorandums for client records, and organized calculation spreadsheets for data analysis and to demonstrate compliance with permit requirements.
Conducted environmental health and safety compliance audits of facilities throughout New Jersey.
Conducted SPCC/DPCC and air permitting applicability audits for clients.
Transferred ownership of environmental permits on behalf of client in order to ensure smooth transition of property ownership.
Conducted EHS audits to identify gaps in recordkeeping, reporting, maintenance, training and/or permitting/registrations.
Assisted with closure of gaps identified, thus reducing liabilities for clients.
Served onsite for clients, running Safety Committee Meetings, conducting employee training, and answering EHS related questions.
Conducted hazard assessments and incident reports, as needed.
Researched environmental health and safety issues for clients and offered effective solutions.
Offered policy guidance to clients and served as an advisor for EHS compliance.
Assisted clients as needed by solving problems and by reducing regulatory burdens and operational expenditures whenever possible.
Successfully proved that multiple clients were no longer subject to emission statement reporting and annual emissions fees, due to the removal of permits and/or operational changes.
Removed exempt equipment from clients' air permits, thus removing the burden of having to demonstrate compliance with non-applicable reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
Proved to NJDEP inspector that client was exempt from air permitting requirements due to operational parameters and materials utilized, thus avoiding penalties/fines for client and saving client from having to obtain unnecessary air permit.
Identified air permit that was registered to client erroneously, which they were not aware of.
Was able to have issue corrected on behalf of client.
Familiar with air permitting and reporting strategies for minor and major (Title V) facilities, as well as with batch format permits, emission unit format permits and general permits.
Responsible for air permit applications, modifications and amendments for dozens of minor and major facilities of various types of industries.
Completed and submitted Annual Air Emission Statements for minor and major facilities in New Jersey.
Completed Air Emission Statement Exemptions for applicable clients.
Calculated emissions from both batch and emission unit operations.
Completed and submitted Annual Combustion Adjustment Reports through NJDEP Online.
Completed and submitted Community-Right-to-Know reports, Toxic Release Inventory reports, and Biennial Hazardous Waste reports for various types of facilities throughout the United States.
Completed and submitted Semi-annual Deviation Reports and Annual Compliance Certification Reports for Title V clients.
Conducted chemical inventory audits of facilities for reporting.
Prepared permit applications for water quality permits and completed Underground and Aboveground Storage Tank (UST/AST) Registrations.
Assisted in the writing of Plans for Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC), Discharge Prevention Control and Countermeasures (DPCC), and Stormwater Pollution Prevention.
Assisted in the writing of facility Emergency Response Plans, and in the development of Standard Operating Procedures.
Dean's List: Fall 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005
Received Departmental Award for 4.0 GPA within Major (2006)
B.S: Environmental PolicyGPA: 3.2 (4.0
NJDEP Air Quality Permitting and Hazardous Waste Compliance Seminars
: 2006 Cook College, Rutgers-The State University of NJ - New Brunswick, New Jersey
Project Management EH&S Compliance EH&S Auditing EH&S Training Occupational Health
OSHA Compliance ISO Environmental and Safety Standards Hazardous Waste Regulations and Reporting
Air Quality Permitting, Reporting and Emissions Calculations Title V Water Quality Permitting and Reporting
Management of Change (MOC) Process Safety Management Risk Management Planning Contractor Management
Toxic Catastrophe Prevention Act (TCPA) Community Right to Know Reporting TRI Reporting EPCRA
Discharge Prevention Control and Countermeasures (DPCC) and Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC)
Underground and Aboveground Storage Tanks (USTs/ASTs) Stormwater Pollution Prevention Asbestos Management
Behavior Based Safety Accident/Incident Investigation Risk Assessments Risk Predictions Root Cause Analysis
Environmental Management Systems Safety Management Systems
B.S : Environmental Policy NJDEP Air Quality Permitting and Hazardous Waste Compliance Seminars : 2006 Auditor's Workshop: Managing Environmental ComplianceRegulatory Training in Underground Storage TanksBowen EHS OSHA 300 Log and Recordkeeping (2019)New Jersey Pollution Prevention ActCurrently pursuing both Associate Safety Professional (ASP)
and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certifications : 2003 American Red Cross First Aid/CPR Certified
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