Executive Director January 2002 to CurrentTennessee Valley Training Center － Decatur, AL
Responsible for 20+ employees in delivering high quality safety and health compliance training to contractor and manufacturing employees.
Develop leaders to execute, through defined strategic and tactical plans, the organization's vision and mission, using innovative solutions.
Promote a work atmosphere through teamwork, open communication, honesty, integrity, fairness, diversity and respect for each other as essential traits to perform all job duties.
Assess customer's safety & health programs, policies, and procedures and develop enhancements to ensure compliance and improve performance.
Competent safety & health regulations compliance auditor.
As senior instructor, regularly conduct OSHA compliance training classes.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications.
Key accomplishments: Grew business to over $3 million in gross sales, with three training centers in two states.
Created a "One Stop" compliance training and related services organization by meeting customer needs.
Expanded training curriculum to over 100 compliance topics and established an electronic training record database for over 100,000 trainees.
Established an auditing protocol to ensure confidentially and security for compliance to state and federal guidelines.
Reduced training costs (over $1 Million in the past 12 years) to industry by eliminating redundancy and creating reciprocity within training curriculum and screening services.
Implemented a learning organization culture focusing on customer service and satisfaction.
Safety, Health and Process Safety Management Specialist January 1994 to January 2002NOVA Chemicals, Inc － Decatur, AL
Responsible for the safety, health, security, industrial hygiene and process safety management programs.
Developed systems and processes to ensure a safe, healthy and environmentally sound chemical processing facilities.
Responsible for the content of all safety, health and process safety training material.
Led and coached the site's Responsible Care Team and Site Leadership in behavioral based processes.
As a trained auditor, conducted Environment, Safety, Health, and Process Safety Management program audits.
Administered the Workers' Compensation program.
Key programs implemented and accomplishments: Lead the effort for a verification in the Chemical Manufacturers Association's Management System Verification (now the American Chemistry Council), along with assisting several business sites in preparing for internal audits.
Responsible for all safety and health compliance training and the auditing of all records.
Established a quantitative performance measurement system with leading indicators.
Twice achieved NOVA's top Safety, Health, Environment and Risk audit rating.
Received many awards from external organizations for outstanding Safety and Health performance.
Successfully lead the Styrenics Business Safety Functional Team by establishing business goals and compliance systems for improved safety and health performance.
Skilled facilitator and consensus builder within a team.
Safety Manager January 1992 to January 1994Dunlop Tire Corporation － Huntsville, AL
Managed the plant's safety compliance program, occupational health services, employee training program, workers' compensation and on-site physician occupational health programs.
Managed plant security personnel, fire protection services and served as Emergency Response Coordinator.
Company representative for court cases involving labor relations and disputed workers' compensation cases.
Key programs implemented and accomplishments:.
Reduced Away From Work Accidents by 62% and reduced Lost Workdays by 61%.
Implemented a plant-wide safety and health employee training program.
Successfully reduced workers' compensation cost by 67%.
Safety/Training Manager January 1988 to January 1992MacMillan Bloedel, Inc － Pine Hill, AL
Managed evaluation, development and administration of the employee accident prevention and employee training programs, reporting to the Corporate Safety Director.
Maintained environmental compliance and hazardous waste disposal, industrial hygiene, fire prevention and emergency response systems.
Project Manager for developing employee training manuals with competency based evaluations.
Loss Prevention/Safety Manager January 1987 to January 1988Super Valu Stores, Inc － Urbana, IL
Managed administration of the accident prevention, industrial hygiene, fleet safety, property conservation, workers' compensation, occupational health and risk management programs.
Project Manager for construction and start-up of an in-house employee health and fitness center.
Implemented key practices that resulted in the facility receiving an $800,000 rebate on workers' compensation cost.
Safety Coordinator/Security Director January 1982 to January 1986Mobil Oil Corporation － Brewton,AL
Managed all safety related activities and administrated the workers' compensation program and safety training programs for the Woodlands Division.
Monitored accident prevention programs, supervised medical staff and on-site physician program, managed job training programs and administered employee benefits.
Supervised the environmental compliance and plant security programs.
Loss Control Representative January 1979 to January 1982Hewitt, Coleman & Associates － Greenville, SC
Provided safety/loss control services to numerous industries and associations self-insured in workers' compensation.
Conducted on-site safety awareness training and OSHA compliance type inspections.
B.S : Occupational Safety & Health, 1 1979Murray State University － Murray, KyOccupational Safety & Health
LSU Executive Management Program - Graduate Board Member and Secretary for the North Alabama Workforce Development Alliance Member of Manufacture Alabama Safety Committee Past President and Board Member of the Association of Reciprocal Safety Councils (ARSC) Past Member of the Board of Directors for the Alabama Chapter of the National Safety Council Past Member of the Alabama Governor's Safety & Health Conference Planning Committee