EHS Manager dedicated to developing global strategies and driving continuous improvement that is looking for an opportunity to assist a growing businesses in supplying a safety and healthy workforce and becoming a safety/environmental leader in its community.
Budgeting and finance
Multi-divisional EHS professional
Senior Corporate EHS Manager, 02/2016 to Current Tennant Company – Golden Valley, MN
Lead safety professional for global manufacturer of floor maintenance
equipment and its related service division.
Manage Corporate EHS Department consisting of EHS, Security and Worker's Compensation professionals while also directing localized EHS representatives with facility programs.
Leading Development and implementation of Global Safety Operating Model to drive clear and standardized improvement processes across multiple business units.
Developed and oversaw implementation of new global EHS structure to imbed EHS resources at the ground level.
Review safety processes, problem-solve and discuss
ideas/relevant issues with Vice Presidents and other
Director-Level personnel in order to create and/or support safety initiatives.
Lead EHS and Security support process for acquisitions and facility moves.
Prepare department operating budgets, budget reports and other financial performance reports.
Assisting with the development of global business continuity planning process.
Continue to lead global hazardous material transportation programs to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
EHS Manager, 02/2011 to 02/2016 Tennant Company – Golden Valley, MN
Led three person department of EHS professionals in supporting global operational and engineering facilities.
Developed metrics and dashboard presentations for Vice
Presidents and Directors to increase awareness on safety performance of all
manufacturing facilities throughout the world.
Developed a variety of monthly behavior-based safety incentive
programs such as Safety Audit, Toolbox Talks and Environmental, Health and
Safety Contests that have effectively increased safety awareness and
communications throughout our manufacturing facilities.
Assisted in development of on-line safety awareness training for service
division employees based throughout North America.
Chief Editor and Active contributor in the development of new
internal Incident Investigation Process that drove the creation of actions to near-miss, incidents and injuries.
Managed insurance companies and service providers such as professional Loss Consultants in the review of injury trends and worker's compensation costs.
Corporate Safety/Environmental Specialist (Lead), 01/1998 to 02/2011 Tennant Company – Golden Valley, MN
Conducted safety audits of manufacturing areas such as Fabrication, Paint and Assembly operations within our North American manufacturing facilities in order to ensure compliance with applicable OSHA regulations.
Represented company interests with outside regulatory agencies such as OSHA, DOT, FAA, EPA, and MPCA regarding applicable laws, policies, and corporate actions.
Researched proposed regulatory changes to determine applicability to company processes.
Developed new regulatory compliance and company specific policies and procedures as needed to ensure a safe work environment.
Responsible for conducting Job Hazard Analysis' of work stations.
Developed Safety Committees consisting of management and hourly employees to discuss safety related issues within workplace.
Developed and conducted necessary safety training programs such as Hearing Conservation, Lock-Out/Tag-Out and Job Hazard Analysis to ensure best possible learning experience for employees.
Responsible for the generating, maintaining and reviewing Material Safety Data Sheets for all new materials brought into our facilities in order to ensure proper personal protective equipment and storage requirements are met before being used in the workplace.
Insured compliance with fire protection requirements of property insurers through conducting loss inspections and creating fire response plans.
Provided technical expertise to new product development.
Conducted compliance and complaint driven Indoor Air Quality monitoring and investigations for all facilities.
Completed all environmental permitting, reporting and auditing requirements for OSHA, air, water and waste as required by federal and local regulatory agencies.
Coordinated standard operating procedures to ensure compliance with hazardous material transportation laws for ground, air and ocean in U.S, Europe and Australia.
Environmental Specialist/Consultant, 01/1997 to 01/1998 United States Compliance Co – Minnetonka, MN
Ensured compliance with applicable environmental regulations by conducting audits of client facilities.
Completed all hazardous waste, storm water, and wastewater permitting and reporting requirements for client facilities.
Assisted clients in designing and implementing new standard operating procedures to ensure compliance with applicable regulations.
Provided technical insights into dealings with MPCA and other local regulatory agencies.
Assisted other areas of consulting company by completing Air, and SARA reporting and permitting.
Bachelor of Science: Biology , 1997 Winona State University - Winona, MN
National Safety Council Member
Member of American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)