Safety Director, 10/2010 to Current BAPTIST HEALTH LEXINGTON – Lexington, KY
Leader of all OSHA and NFPA compliance and training efforts for the main hospital campus and associated clinics.
Chair of Environmental, Safety and Health and Disaster Preparedness committees; lead Hospital Command Center efforts during disaster drills and disaster occurrences, oversee annual CSEPP drill efforts, lead incident command efforts per National Incident Management System (NIMS) guidelines.
Implemented the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) currently in use at Baptist Health Lexington.
Monitor compliance activities for the Life Safety, Environment of Care and Emergency Management Joint Commission chapters.
Author and owner of the Worker Safety, Hazardous Materials and Waste, Utilities, Fire Safety and Disaster Preparedness Management Plans.
Certified Industrial Hygienist, 10/2006 to 10/2010 KENTUCKY OSHA (Labor Cabinet) – Frankfort, KY
Conducted thorough consultative inspections and made recommendations for occupational hazard abatement and safety program implementation.
Confident and proficient trainer - developed Combustible Dust, Bloodborne Pathogens and Noise and Hearing Conservation training courses for the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.
VPP (Voluntary Protection Program) auditing team member for general industry and construction partnerships.
Senior Safety Officer, 08/2005 to 09/2006 PITT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL – Greenville, NC
Served as technical consult to hospital administration for NFPA, OSHA, EPA and Joint Commission regulations.
Chaired Hazardous Waste and Safer Medical Devices subcommittees.
Conducted routine safety audits of clinical and non-clinical areas to identify potential regulatory shortcomings.
Earned status as Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), May 2006; License # 2341.
Environmental Consultant and Technical Writer, 01/2002 to 08/2005 T.H.E. ENGINEERS, INC. – Lexington, KY
Technical advisor and company interface for residential associations during community involvement meetings.
Coordinated noise level prediction and air quality emissions study efforts for statewide highway construction projects.
Safety Director and EPA Coordinator, 07/2000 to 12/2001 ADCOM WIRE COMPANY – Nicholasville, KY
Developed and implemented several training and compliance programs including Hazard Communication, Bloodborne Pathogens, Respiratory Protection and Heat Stress Prevention.
Ensured compliance with state and federal air permitting requirements, acted as liaison for state and federal officials concerning all environmental matters.
Safety Specialist Intern, 05/1999 to 06/2000 RAYTHEON SYSTEMS CO – Avon, KY
Administered safety and industrial hygiene training programs including Lead and Cadmium Safety, Asbestos Safety, Hearing Conservation and Respiratory Protection.
Planned and conducted air sampling strategies for potential airborne contaminants, interpreted laboratory results and recommended controls as needed.
Environmental Health Coordinator and Research Assistant, 10/1997 to 05/1999 UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY – Lexington, KY
Authored Hazard Communication, Hearing Conservation, Confined Space Entry, Heat Stress and Chemical Safety programs within the University of Kentucky Farm Operations system.
Performed noise and air quality surveys and made recommendations for abatement activities when necessary.
Bachelor of Science: Agricultural Biotechnology, May 1996 UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, College of Agriculture - Lexington, KY Agriculture Biotechnology
Master of Science: Public Health Industrial Hygiene, 12 1999 UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, College of Medicine - Lexington, KY Public Health Industrial Hygiene
Occupational and Environmental Health I and II Workplace Ventilation Industrial Hygiene Sampling Ergonomics Public Health Practice and Administration Thesis title: "Dust Exposure and Risk of Respiratory Disease Among Tobacco Strippers" Additional Training Combustible Dust, OSHA Training Institute at Lawrenceburg, KY Permit Required Confined Spaces Entry, OSHA Training Institute, Chicago, IL Noise - Identification and Application of Standards, OSHA Training Institute, Chicago, IL Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor training, Cincinnati, OH Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act Building Inspector training, Louisville, KY Safety and Liability Issues in Kentucky Workers' Compensation, Lexington, KY Respiratory Protection, OSHA Training Institute instruction at the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority Principles of Ergonomics Applied to Work-Related Musculoskeletal and Nerve Disorders, University of Cincinnati National Fire Protection Association Life Safety Code (NFPA 101), Nashville, TN WMD Radiological/Nuclear Responder Operations Course, U.S.
Department of Homeland Security at Louisville, KY Public Safety WMD Response - Sampling Techniques and Guidelines, U.S.
Department of Homeland Security at Falls of Rough, KY Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) Toxic Chemical Training Course, Aberdeen, MD Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism - Toxic Radiological Materials and Toxic Industrial Chemicals, Lincoln Memorial University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, TN.
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