Motivated and results oriented Environmental Health and Safety Sepcialist with expertise in hazardosu materials management and petroelum storage.
Excellent analytical and methodical skills
Excellent PC computer skills
High-level oral and written communication skills
Manufacturing process controls
Six Sigma Certification
Material handling expert
In-depth OSHA knowledge
July 2005-CurrentEnvironmental Specialist | Collier County Government | Naples, FL
EHS, Hazardous Waste Compliance, Pollutant Storage Tanks Strong background Titles; 40 CFR- RCRA 260, CAA, CWA, FIFRA, HMTA, 49 CFR 100-185 DOT Hazardous Materials Regulation , 29 CFR OSHA1910 Subpart H, NEPA, TSCA, EPCRA, CERCLA, SARA Title III, IV- V Air permitting , Tier I & II reporting and other federal regulations.
Strong understanding NFPA 30- 30A, 704, 400, 407 STI & UL standards.
Ability to educate on compliance regulations and federal guidelines established by the EPA, FDACS and FDEP.
Experience with Risk Analysis (RA) for handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemicals (e.g.
formaldehyde, acids/ bases, oxidizers, volatiles organic compounds (VOC), halogens, petroleum, etc.) Experience with ISO 14000 and OHSA 1800 & GHS HAZCOM management system.
Possess the knowledge and skill requirements/ specialized courses and/or training to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing necessary to interpret regulations, permits, and other technical data.
Provide onsite safety awareness for OSHA regulations for County projects for public utilities and for private installs for underground tank systems.
Review project proposals, construction drawings, and technical specifications to identify impacts to existing facilities and future compliance requirements for new facilities Conduct field and site inspections for regulatory compliance for hazardous waste management, pollutant tanks, and other manufacturing and installation processes.
Conduct safety audits for County facilities and construction projects.
Review aboveground and underground storage tanks information and records to ensure facilities are in compliance with all appropriate environmental laws and regulations.
Consults, train, and reviews inspection reports for quality and accuracy and detail.
Draft, review and submit Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC) for County owned facilities as part of the Interdepartmental Tank Program and local business for petroleum storage tanks when requested.
Prepare and present interpretive educational programs (e.g.
slide shows presentations, public speeches and demonstration, etc) to educate inform co workers, colleagues, and members of the regulated community concerning regulatory requirements and BMP's for RCRA related hazardous waste, environmental health and safety programs.
Possess the Knowledge and Skill Requirements/ Specialized Courses and/or Training to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Assist and regulate local manufacturers with the identification and classification of their pollutant streams and provide resources contacts to fulfill their specific needs through Department archives, databases, and personal question / answer sessions, visual presentations, peer group sessions, and onsite evaluations..
Consult sideways within local municipalities on environmental permitting, new construction, interdepartmental programs, regulatory awareness, site safety and other related programs and or projects.
Review and approve new facility construction drawings for hazardous waste storage, petroleum tanks installs and install for manufacturing and processing for specific facilities.
Routinely investigate referrals from the Department of Agriculture Consumer Services, EPA Region 4 Office, and the FDEP South District regarding Reportable Quantity (RQ) releases for hazardous waste or pesticides, petroleum spills, illegal dumping, and site cleanups.
Routinely educate via outreach to public and private secondary and post secondary schools on waste management, storage, and disposal.
With onsite meeting oral presentation and handouts.
Ava Maria University, Edison State College).
Provide technical information to Board of County Commissioners via presentations, meetings/discussions, training sessions, and peer reviews of documents, on environmental surveys, assessments, and land development codes when environmental issues are evident.
Developed standard operation procedures and quality or safety standards for solar installation work.
December 2000-December 2005Biology Teacher/Instructor | Collier Public Schools | Naples, FL
1996Bachelor of Science: Biology Biology and GeneticsGrambling State University, Grambling, LABiology Biology and Genetics
1 1998Master of Arts of Teaching MAT: Natural ScienceNatural Science
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
STI SP001-AST Tank Certified Inspector # AST-990219:
Emergency First Responder Environmental Disaster/ Bio-terrorism, 40 Hr OHSA HAZWOPER, Hazardous Materials Management Training, Field Chemical Analysis, Fire Chemistry, Confined Space Permit, SPCC, FEMA- IS701-704, First Responder, Clandestine Drugs Labs, Unknown Chemical Assessment, Storm Water Management. First Aid Certified, CPR, DOT HazMat, OSHA-HazCom, Global Harmonizing System (GHS).
Design Responsible for creative design for County's annual Hazardous Waste newsletter and Petroleum Storage Tanks newsletters
Project Development Collaborated with team of r in the development of [project].
Photo, CAD, oral, CPR, databases, First Aid, GIS, Hr, instructor, ISO, MAC OS, Materials, Materials Management, meetings, Excel, Microsoft Office, Office, Microsoft Windows, presentations, processes, proposals, quality, reporting, Risk Analysis, safety, SAP, Solid Works, speeches, SWIFT, utilities
Interests/ Organizations President and CEO of Commonwealth Environmental Solution Inc, North American Hazardous Materials Management Association (NAHMMA), Freestyle Wrestling, Fishing, Computers, Real Estate, Commercial Investing-Multifamily, RC boats, cars, and planes. Awards Publications October 2010- Collier County Employee of the Month NAHMMA- NAHMMA Hazardous Waste Program of the Year 2011. 2012 Collier County Annual SQG Hazardous Waste Newsletter, 2005-2011 Author Collier County Annual Pollutant Storage Tanks Newsletter, 2012 present