Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Seasoned Safety professional versed in creating and promoting company cultures focused on safety. Develops and implements action plans, monitors OSHA compliance and optimizes programs to simplify processes, improve oversight and minimize incidents. Proven leadership, program management and operational oversight skills in the area of Occupational Safety, health and wellness. Determined to keep all personnel safe while maximizing company productivity.

  • 2019 - Awarded Governor's Office of Highway Safety Champion Award for outstanding dedication to reducing crashes, injuries, and fatalities on Georgia roadways
  • 2019 - Co-authored and implemented city's first workplace bullying/harassment policy promoting an environment free of harassment/ retaliation for those reporting unsafe acts and conditions
  • 2018 - Served on executive planning team for National College Championship Event
  • 2018 Assigned Safety Officer for Joint Operations Center during National college championship event
  • 2015 - Promoted from department safety manager to Citywide executive safety director
  • 2016 - Reduced workplace incidents by 36.9% in first 12 months serving as executive director resulting in cost savings of more than $3.2M
  • 2010 -2014 - Two-term elected Chair - City of Atlanta Citywide Safety Committee. Restructured and re-purposed this body elevating department participation from 40% to 98%
Work History
11/2015 to 05/2020
Executive Safety Director - Mayor's Office Abm Long Beach, CA,
  • Daily Mission: cultivate a culture of safety from top down/bottom up ensuring all employees return back to their families without injury daily Helped to build culture of safety focused on reducing incidents and eliminating hazards
  • Authored Mayor's first safety driven public service announcement and implemented it into citywide training curriculum promoting safety from top down
  • Implemented training programs, policies and initiatives resulting in cost-savings of $10.2M over four (4) years
  • Partnered with City's Risk Manager and HR Commissioner to establish and implement employee injury prevention strategies and programs across all departments including "the big 5" Police, Fire, Aviation, Watershed, and Public Works
  • Identified potential workplace threats and implemented programs to reduce potential losses
  • Analyzed injury and incident data to identify common behaviors and integrated tactical plans to resolve deficiencies
  • Trained/coached more than 800 managers on self-protection, including how to monitor and report hazardous conditions within their respective departments
  • Partnered with Mayor's Office of Emergency Preparedness and Atlanta Fire to conduct annual exercises and verify monthly practice of fire drills citywide (21 departments)
  • Implemented City's first Safety Floor Warden program ensuring daily safety and fire checks were performed, documented, reported, and corrected
  • Implemented hazard recognition teams to conduct monthly hazard hunts
  • Developed and implemented safety tracking, training and management programs citywide
  • Implemented requirements for National Safety Council's Defensive Driving instructional course for all departments inclusive of Fire, Police, and Aviation which bolstered 52% reduction in vehicle collisions citywide
  • Resolved interpersonal conflicts by listening, finding common ground and building relationships with internal/external customers
  • Created new programs that resulted in increased productivity and customer satisfaction
  • Collaborated with OSHA personnel to discuss new employee incentive programs to promote a strong and positive safety culture
06/2015 to 11/2015
  • Surpassed original target to reduce new workers compensation claims by 30% in FY 2015; resulting in a 36.9% reduction and $3.2M cost savings
  • Collaborated with 3-1-1 non-emergency leadership and management team to create knowledge based articles (KBA) for employees and citizens to report safety concerns, safety hazards, and near-miss incidents that could result in possible injury or damages to city property. Service level agreements (SLA\'s) were set for 48 business hours to ensure thorough investigation and mitigation or elimination of all reports received
  • Initiated meetings and conversations with public agencies and private organizations leading to National Safety Council creating its first Government and Public Sector Safety Chapter
  • Fostered a climate of safety collaboration between 21 city departments through monthly safety committee meetings and annual strategic planning sessions bringing forth continuity to overall safety management system
  • Developed ties with Atlanta based OSHA personnel seeking guidance on safety management components and incentive programs implemented/updated
  • Cultivated close working relationships with other municipalities and governmental agencies to combat state-wide safety concerns and issues related to vehicle safety
  • Collaborated with Atlanta Streetcar management to join Citywide Workplace Safety Committee efforts ensuring consistency of worker safety/training programs
  • Analyzed and presented monthly citywide safety performance updates to Mayor's Cabinet
  • Led critical safety investigations for major incidents resulting in severe injury, hospitalization, or safety violations to staff
11/2010 to 06/2015
  • Conducted incident and accident investigations to determine root cause analysis and corrective action; documented and distributed lessons learned to avoid future events
  • Reduced injuries by 12% among building and zoning inspections personnel
  • Trained employees in most current regulations and practices in effort to prevent mishaps and promote overall safety
  • Performed worksite audits/inspections to identify safety hazards and unsafe workplace practices
  • Conducted weekly ride-along with Building inspectors covering all areas of building construction (residential and commercial) to ensure ICC standard code compliance (hvac, plumbing, electrical, and structural)
  • Investigated industrial accidents, near-miss incidents, and occupational injuries to determine cause; implemented safety measures to eliminate common errors and mistakes
  • Served as DriveCam program manager, which entailed providing weekly executive reports to leadership; followed up and assisted coaches with resolving any/all issues reported via Lytx online portal
  • Fleet manager for more than 100 vehicles
Education & Relevant Training
Expected in 09/1989
Associate of Science: Accounting
Clifton School of Business - Clifton, NJ,
Expected in 06/1986
High School Diploma:
Passaic County Technical And Vocational High - Wayne, NJ,

Board Affiliations

2015 -2019 Treasurer: National Safety Council - Government & Public Sector

National Association of Safety Professionals(NASP)
Partners against Domestic Violence(PADV)
Occupational Safety & Health Council(OSHC)
National Safety Council (NSC)

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