Visionary ~ Strategist ~ Multi-disciplinary Teams ~ Multi-Site Operations ~ Turn-around Management
Innovative, influential and highly accomplished environmental, health and safety professional with 25 years of experience and demonstrated excellence in environmental, health and safety (EHS) management systems, mirrored with an extensive track record of achievement and often exceeding expectations of corporations. Through a high-level of energy and performance, embraces a passion for personal safety and global environmental protection to bring about cultural change, training program development and institution of innovative safety protocol, while enhancing workflow and resulting in effective process improvements for each instituting organization. A senior-level professional, having led multiple programs, testing and audit controls, streamlining, facilitating and improving operational procedures.
Rated as "exceeding expectations" for the safety of company staff, while successfully leading Project Management of $400K+ budget for a diverse portfolio of industry leaders in oil & gas, manufacturing, chemicals and service-related industries on a variety of Environmental, Health and Safety program areas by implementing Health and Safety Planning (HASPs), Job Hazard Analysis (JHAs), HSE Training and Journey Management.
Collaborated in successful development of SEMS Management System for Noble Energy Mediterranean offshore oil and gas operation, instituting processes for communication, organization, emergency response and hazard analysis processes.
Formulated and instructed impactful, well-received HSE Induction Orientation Training, Chevron HES "GO" Program as part of Chevron AMBU, resulting in personally training 500+employees and contractors with a majority of participants "strongly agreeing" that they benefited from the program.
Designed a very effective PPE Hazard Assessment train-the-trainer program and standardized risk assessment processes for a global industrial supply company, conducting 75+ PPE Hazard Assessments within the distribution and packaging centers, improving protection for employees in the workplace.
01/2015 to Current
CORPORATE HSE MANAGERGeo-Solutions, Inc - New Kensington, Pennsylvania
Responsible for maintaining and upgrading the corporate health, safety & environmental program, assisting management with program implementation, case management for insurance claims, verifying compliance with health, safety and environmental regulations, employee training, ensuring records are maintained and prepared according to established guidelines, and directly supervising the HSE team.
CONTRIBUTIONS & PROCESS DEVELOPMENT: Instrumental in updating and implementing the company's Confined Space Program for Construction in concert with the new OSHA regulatory requirements, 1926 Subpart AA.
Managing all employee training, medical surveillance and D&A programs including improving company and project level tracking.
Implementing a very well-received Safety Alert process for sharing incidents, near misses and lessons learned.
Facilitating a root cause analysis (RCA), ICAM process for the determining root cause and contributing factors to incidents and near misses.
Writing and implementing construction remediation project HASP's, HSO's, JSA's, SDS's, Testing protocols (i.e., PID's, Draeger, 4-gas) and EHS training for a variety of clientele including oil and gas.
Performing field HSE audits and leading Tailgate Safety Meetings for hazardous and non-hazardous project sites.
01/2015 to Current
ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORWESTMORELAND COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Advanced Technology Center - Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
Continuously improving and teaching the Chevron HES "GO" training program for employees and contractors with orienting successfully about 1000 individuals.
Launching Chevron's "Managing Safe Work" and "Qualified Gas Tester" training programs for employees and contractors, selected as the lead instructor to teach these for the first time outside the Chevron organization.
A recent Qualified Gas Testing training taught for Chevron employees resulted in a rating primarily as "strongly agree" that they would benefit from the program.
Co-designed and lead instructor for a Confined Space Training program at Latrobe Steel that was well received by management and employees.
Conducted and managed EHS Compliance audits and risk assessments for various client companies within manufacturing, oil & gas and chemicals industries including process safety management audits.
Facilitated cultural change, coaching and ultimately assisting organizations with building an organizational roadmap for world-class performance, acting in an instrumental role in performing EHS diagnostics as part of an overall EHS Transformation process; assisting clients with better understanding of their current process maturity level, improvement needs and establishing best practices.
01/2013 to 01/2014
SUPERVISORHESS CORPORATION - Steubenville, Ohio
Developed 5-element Contractor HSE scorecard for Noble Energy Marcellus, improving consistency with pre-job meetings, field audits and JHA implementation.
Conducted Fall Protection, Confined Space and Isolation of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) "hands-on" training by using "learning by doing" techniques, optimizing the adult learning model.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY | SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Accountable for all EHS programs under the Hess Utica Shale Asset $500K Capex Program, influentially led and directed teams into multiple safety implementation programs and process improvements.
Automated and further implemented a hazard observation, yellow card, process for easier, more efficient tracking and trending within targeted interventions, leading implementation of a Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) program for Hess Utica including Drilling, Production, Completions and Construction.
Performed training for all employees and contractors on the new OSHA GHS/HAZCOM standard, and conducting impactful EHS Orientations and Monthly town hall meetings for employees and contractors.
Facilitated 60+/- trained BBS observers in the execution of 600+ observations, personally training observers and reducing exposures in many critical behavior areas.
Streamlined water source sampling process, accelerating scheduled pre-drill baseline sampling for approved well sites and reducing time required for reporting to Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), while reducing cycle time for the drilling program.
Significantly improved the waste management processes, including characterization of waste streams, waste profiling, waste vendor approvals, waste labeling and TENORM/NORM testing.
Visited job sites to perform EHS well site inspections, initiating contractor engagements, job observations and ensuring compliance with regulations and company standards, while reducing the serious injury frequency (TRIR) by 30% and with production and construction work teams achieving zero recordable injuries in a consecutive 12-month period.
Utilized ISNetworld, engagements, site visits and EHS audits to evaluate contractor EHS performance, leading process safety management, and performing training demonstrating leadership excellence in Hess, while maintaining management of all Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and facilitating development and implementation of SPCC/Contingency plans for all drilling and production sites.
Led numerous Taproot investigations resulting in process improvements and the future prevention of incidents including sharing of lessons learned through a creative EHS alert process and detailed reporting.
01/2011 to 01/2013
HEALTH, SAFETY & ENVIRONMENT ANALYSTTALISMAN ENERGY USA, INC - Warrendale, Pennsylvania
Accountable for all U.S.
EHS metrics for the Marcellus Shale and Eagle Ford Shale delivery units, instrumental in creating a new monthly reporting process that revealed a "deeper dive" into departmental level KPIs, while improving focus on leading indicators.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Quickly coordinated First Aid/CPR/AED training for First Responders (20 team members), facilitating training of a Winter Driving Simulator and further enhancing the safety culture of incident prevention, while receiving very positive feedback from trainees.
Led environmental initiatives in avoiding non-compliance violations and/or fines, tracking all regulatory inspections for the Marcellus Shale and NY Conventional operations.
Streamlined monthly tracking and reporting of KPIs by reducing processing time by 50%, simultaneously analyzing data trends for all key parameters of work-related incidents, providing insight on causes and contributing factors, while assisting delivery units with necessary corrective action and continuous process improvement.
Reduced OSHA recordable injuries involving utility knives by 9% through eliminating their usage.
01/2007 to 01/2011
REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGER | SAFETY COORDINATORDEL MONTE FOODS COMPANY - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Led multi-facility, regional environmental compliance programs, including Research and Development, appointed as Safety Coordinator for the Pittsburgh operations, managing 3E Online SDS System and writing SPCC/PPC plan compliance manual updates for all of the pet food manufacturing plants.
Led and participated in corporate environmental and safety audits, facilitating achievement of "Zero Landfill" for multiple plants and distribution centers resulting in 25% additional diversion and $55K in savings.
Led EHS incident investigations and root cause analyses (i.e.
fishbone diagrams, 5-Why's), initiating a "first of its kind" emergency response team (20+ team members) for medical response in First Aid, CPR and AEDs.
Provided substantial environmental technical support, including PA DEP compliance and Title V air permit assistance, at Bloomsburg, PA facility, successfully submitting 5-year Title V permit renewal application.
Led EHS auditing with the Alcoa Self-Assessment Tool (ASAT) within tight timeframes at the Scarborough, Ontario Canada facility and throughout Kawneer manufacturing plants and distribution centers in the U.S.
amp; Canada, responsible for the development, implementation and effectiveness of all EHS processes and activities to address audit findings and create sustainable EHS programs.
Quickly turned-around poor Alcoa Corporate EHS audit performance for the Scarborough facility and the business unit through gap analyses, self-audits and the execution of corrective actions, in addition to the development and institution of impactful employee training programs, which included respiratory protection, confined space, lockout/tagout, incident investigations, hand and finger injury prevention, waste management and fatality prevention.
Attained environmental compliance with the City of Toronto wastewater discharge requirements for a surfactant (Nonylphenol Ethoxolates) in a detergent, which is used in the anodizing process, avoiding $1M in capital expenditures.
EHS Consultants, Inc., MSA provider to Alcoa, Inc - PA
Safety ConsultantAlcoa, Inc - Pittsburgh, PA
01/2003 to 01/2004
ManagerAlcoa, Inc - Atlanta, GA
01/1998 to 01/2003
Owner & PresidentApex Safety Consulting, Inc - Allison Park, PA
01/1994 to 01/1998
Occupational Safety & Health Manger and Senior ConsultantClemans, Nelson & Associates, Inc - Columbus, OH
Safety & Industrial Hygiene EngineerAlcoa, Inc - Wenatchee, WA
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Safety SciencesINDIANA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - PennsylvaniaSafety Sciences
Certified Safety Professional (Comprehensive)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers Lean Knowledge Certified (Green Belt Equivalent Certification Candidate)
Certified Taproot Facilitator for Investigations & Root Cause Analysis
GraduateAlcoa Business Systems University
AWARDS & HONORS Honorary Mention for IOGCC Environmental Stewardship Award - Hess, 2014. Nominated for numerous "MAD, Make a Difference" Awards by Management/Peers - Del Monte Foods, 2008-2011. Business Unit President's Excellence Award - Alcoa, Inc., Atlanta, Georgia, 2003. Corporate EHS Audit Group "Most Improved" Business Unit Award - Alcoa, Inc., 2006. Commissioned to conduct a Case Study, as a Subject Matter Expert, determining "What Caused The Dramatic Improvement from the Top 5% Initiative" for Former Alcoa CEO, Mr. Alain Belda.
Auditing, capital expenditures, case management, Coaching, Compliance audits, CPR, clientele, client, clients, delivery, Driving, employee training, environmental compliance, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY, environmental regulations, First Aid, focus, injury prevention, instructor, insurance, Leadership, managing 3, Managing, Meetings, Natural Resources, oil, Organizational, PROCESS DEVELOPMENT, processes, process improvement, program implementation, Project Management, protocols, receiving, reporting, Research, Risk Assessment, Safety, Strategic Planning, supervising, teaching, technical support, Training Programs, upgrading
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Companies Worked For:
WESTMORELAND COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Advanced Technology Center
Occupational Safety & Health Manger and Senior Consultant
Safety & Industrial Hygiene Engineer
Bachelor of Science : Safety Sciences Certified Safety Professional (Comprehensive)
Society of Manufacturing Engineers Lean Knowledge Certified (Green Belt Equivalent Certification Candidate)
Certified Taproot Facilitator for Investigations & Root Cause Analysis Graduate
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