Accomplished safety professional and retired naval non commission officer with 26 year experience focused on mission accomplishment, teamwork, and effective communication. As a retiree and civilian contractor, my current position is Environmental Health and Safety Manager for Army Fleet Support (AFS), a division of L-3 Communications Corp. My area of expertise include; maintaining a safe work environment, performing safety surveys and audits iaw ISO 9000 and AS 9100 standards, addressing employee's safety concerns, and the enforcement of Environmental Health & Safety Policies and Procedures to promote employee safety, and ensure the company maintains compliance with OSHA, EPA, NFPA standards, as well contractual obligations. Well versed in safety management of hazardous waste and materials, fuels, ammunitions and explosives, as well as aviation safety, industrial safety, and process safety management.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGERAug 2010 to Current ARMY FLEET SUPPORT, L-3 COMMUNICATIONS － FORT RUCKER, ALABAMA
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH MANAGER/SUPERVISORFeb 1753
Solid and diverse experience in Safety and Occupational Health Program Management, Safety and Occupational Health Inspections and Investigations, ensuring adherence to federal and state laws, as well as compliance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Americans With Disability Act (ADA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Developed or implemented programs to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of accidents and occupational illnesses to provide safe work environment and maintain compliance with all applicable standards.
Managed and conducted accident/mishap investigations establishing detailed root cause analysis and corrective actions for personal injury, property damage, and aircraft accident cases.
Inspect, survey, and perform audits of workspaces, processes, products, or other systems for compliance with established safety and occupational health policies or standards and to identify existing hazards or potential new hazards.
Review, manage, track and analyze accident trends, hazard logs, and risk management efforts to identify, and develop action plans to enhance work force safety, through hazard mitigation, and minimizing or eliminating operations or conditions exposing employees to unnecessary risk/hazards.
Train workers, supervisors, managers, or other safety and occupational health personnel in safety or occupational health subjects.
Provide written responses, and technical advice for deficiencies noted during inspections/surveys conducted by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), OSHA, Aviation Branch Safety Office, Fire Inspector, DPW-E, and Aviation Center Logistics Command (ACLC).
Frequently coordinate, and interact with internal and external staff, senior level managers, supervisors, and team leads to ensure proper implementation of corrective action measures and compliance with safety policies/standards.
Provide clear directions, objectives, and goals for a team of five safety managers for job tasks associated with OSHA compliance, aviation and ground safety programs, contractor construction safety, fire prevention, radiation safety, petroleum oils & lubricants (POL), and the prevention of accidents within a 3550+ personnel organization.
Regularly conduct in-depth inspections, develop risk management assessments, and survey or assess hazards to evaluate aviation ground support operations, construction projects, employee worksite, equipment usage and industrial operations.
Examine blueprints / engineering designs for NFPA Life Safety, OSHA, and ANSI compliance, ensuring engineering alternatives are identified and communicated when required.
Dedicated efforts and focused initiatives to accomplishing safe working conditions for the workforce, contractors, and visitor through targeted surveys and audits, and hazard prevention or mitigation to effectively reduce loss and liability.
Develop and provide engaging employee training for Occupational Safety and Health programs such as; bloodbourne pathogens, fire prevention plans, industrial hygiene, hazard communication, emergency action plans, hearing conservation, toxicology, ergonomics, personal protective equipment, respiratory protection, confined space, and fall protection.
Conduct field survey tests examining explosive gases or fumes, carbon monoxide, and radiation and hearing hazards.
Regularly developed and provided training to all employees in safety and occupational health and safe work practices, conducted hearing conservation studies, respiratory FIT testing, air sampling, ergonomics, while providing refresher training after near misses, incidents, and identified discrepancies.
Division subject matter expert (SME) for the evaluation of new and unconventional work operations, created targeted job hazard analysis (JHA), implemented programs and projects in support of safe work practices, ensuring workforce safety.
Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Confined Space Operations at Army Fleet Support (AFS) division of L-3 Corp.
Command Safety NCOMay 2007 to Apr 2010 VFA 204, United States Navy － New Orleans, Louisiana
As the Command Safety Non Commissioned Officer
(NCO) for a squadron of approximately 280 employees, with twelve F/A-18
aircraft and its associated ground support equipment which valued in excess of
480 million dollars, my responsibilities were to protect all personnel and assigned
equipment. My primary objectives were to ensure the safety of personnel, and
ensure the availability of safe airworthy aircraft for the pilots. My duties
·Developed or implemented programs to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of accidents and occupational illnesses to provide safe work environment and maintain compliance with all applicable standards.
· Performing monthly command safety
surveys/assessments to measure the safety climate within the command and
identify potential hazards.
· Conducted annual safety stand downs to ensure
that employees retained
an adequate focus toward personal safety.
·Responsible for managing a sound and
effective ground and aviation safety program within the squadron.
·Conducted mishap investigations with detailed
root cause analysis and corrective action plans for all personal injury,
property damage, and aircraft accident cases within the command.
·Supervised and monitored accident prevention
practices, and employee compliance with safety policies and procedures for the
Operational/Composite Risk Management principles/initiatives, when monitoring
operations/job tasks to improve employee's job performance and reduce the
occurrence of employee incident/injury rates.
· Performed safety and health inspections/
surveys for all assigned work areas which included maintenance shops for
avionics, electricians, hydraulics, metal fabrication, as well as ammunitions
and explosives employees.
· Evaluated safety conditions for all offices,
and flight line operations at the home station and during remote detachments.
· Provided detailed written responses and
recommendations for implementing hazard elimination/reduction controls, and
hazard abatement procedures.
Briefed executive officers and senior
enlisted staff on monthly assessments for command safety compliance and
enforcement issues; made recommendations for safety policies/procedure changes
within the command.
FULL SYSTEM QUALITY ASSURANCE REPRESENTATIVEJan 2004 to Apr 2007 VFA-204, UNITED STATES NAVY － NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANAincluded the performance of quality maintenance, quality control inspections, and ensuring the safety of assigned personnel.As the command safety NCO and QAR, my primary objective was to ensure the safety of personnel, and ensure the availability of safe, airworthy equipment for the pilots.I performed monthly command safety surveys/assessments to measure the safety climate of the command and identify potential hazards; I also conducted annual safety stand downs to ensure that employees retained adequate focus toward safety.I monitored operations for compliance through: the inspection of maintenance tasks and records to ensure that written procedures were correctly followed; the enforcement of safety procedures; safe loading and arming of weapons and ammunition, and also de-arming and downloading for unspent ammunition.Responsible for implementing and managing a sound and effective Naval Occupational Safety & Health Program (NAVOSH), ground, and aviation safety program, at VFA-204 Fighter Squadron.Conducted mishap investigations with detailed root cause analysis and corrective action plans for all personal injury, property damage, and aircraft accident cases within the command.Supervised and monitored accident prevention practices, and employee compliance with safety policies and procedures for the workforce/command.Applied Operational/Composite Risk Management principles/initiatives, when monitoring operations/job tasks to improve employee's job performance and reduce the occurrence of employee incident/injury rates.Conduct safety and health inspections/ surveys for all assigned work areas which included maintenance shops for avionics, electricians, hydraulics, metal fabrication, and ammunitions and explosives employees.Inspected aircraft for safety during arming/de-arming of weapons systems.Supervised and conducted weapons release and control checks for air-air and air-ground weapons.Monitored/evaluated weapon arming areas for live fire operations to ensure employee safety.Evaluated safety conditions for all offices, and flight line operations at the home station and during remote detachments.Provided detailed written responses and recommendations for implementing hazard elimination/reduction controls, and hazard abatement procedures.Briefed executive officers and senior enlisted staff on monthly assessments for command safety compliance and enforcement issues; made recommendations for safety policies/procedure changes within the command.Reviewed technical publications for changes and updates to ensure personnel had access to, and were using the most recent technical data.