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- Dynamic Leader who offers a background in Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS), Program Design / Development, Team Building, Bilingual Training / Development, Strategic Analysis / Planning, Trends Tracking, and Regulatory Compliance; contributes talent in Risk Management, Incident Investigations, Project Management, Process Optimization, and Heavy Equipment Operations; and exhibits an ability to see the big picture at all times.
- Top Performer who boasts above-average career results, and who can make decisions to reflect positively on operations in alignment with a company s vision, value, and goals to attain a significant competitive advantage.
- Visionary Professional who can rise above challenges to drive winning outcomes while conceptualizing, developing, and managing solutions-focused, multi-site operational programs related to EPA, OSHA, DOT, TCEQ, ADEQ, and local regulations that govern safety, environmental, hazardous waste, and water quality regulations.
- Bilingual Communicator (Spanish / English) who builds and sustains synergistic relationships with public- / private-sector decision-makers, senior-level management, multi-site professionals, and regulatory agencies; who excels in autonomous and collaborative work environments; and who leads staff by example and with integrity.
Capitalize on the opportunity to develop a multi-site nationwide environmental, health, and safety program, including implementing policies and procedures, developing and coordinating environmental permits and plans, leading safety training, issuing EHS directives as needed, and assisting multiple locations with EHS-related matters.
Maximize administrative efficiency by preparing comprehensive reports and summaries to determine future EHS goals and ensure compliance, along with developing applicable EHS policies and programs such as emergency response, radiation safety, hazardous waste management / disposal, fire safety, and heavy equipment certification programs, as well as applicable OSHA, EPA, and TCEQ programs for multi-plant locations.
Deliver forward-thinking advisement to multi-branch teams regarding documentation filing (e.g. OSHA, Tier II, Air permits, Universal Waste, DOT radiation exemptions), and lead incident investigations to prevent future issues.
Liaise among all levels of management and floor personnel to ensure compliance with regulatory and internal policies and procedures, along with collaborating with managers and floor teams to influence safe behaviors.
Developed and delivered bilingual training in OSHA General Industry / Construction, DOT, and EPA.
Developed job safety analysis for work procedures for use during new hire and ongoing safety training.
Coordinated a new employee safety program, including handling all facets of pre-employment physicals, ergonomics, fall protection, electrical, workers compensation claims, bloodborne pathogens, hearing conservation program, safety incentives, and proactive reporting programs.
Assistant Director of Safety
Strategically steered nationwide employee safety and health program initiatives, including developing and coordinating all training, issuing safety directives, and implementing comprehensive policies and procedures.
Optimized operations success by preparing detailed statistical reports and summaries for executive management to determine goals / strategies to reduce injuries and comply with all applicable regulations.
Spearheaded a multi-discipline team in performing multi-location risk assessments, including identifying systemic safety issues and solutions related to the safety program and culture, as well as motivating branch teams to achieve safety objectives via a behavioral safety program, safety recognition program(s), implementation of the employee-driven Safety Councils, and consistent communication of CMCR standards.
Applied strong leadership talents toward advising and assisting branch management in completing required paperwork (e.g. OSHA 300, Incident and Injury reports, and all other internal documentation) per critical needs.
Monitored, coordinated, and administered required training and certifications for branch employees in areas such as bloodborne pathogens, First Aid / CPR / AED, forklift operations, heavy industrial mobile equipment operations, and specific equipment safeguards, as well as all additional required OSHA compliance training.
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Actively advised and assisted multiple locations with safety-related matters.
Successfully managed compliance with OSHA and CMCR safety regulations and policies.
Directed industrial hygiene monitoring that included critical noise, air, and biological sampling.
Performed storm water training and inspections for fulfillment of the TPDES permit for multiple locations.
Served as bilingual trainer for applicable OSHA General Industry / Construction Standards at multiple sites.
Environmental Inspector ￨ Assistant Supervisor
Utilized broad scope of industry knowledge toward leading results-generating environmental inspection operations, including handling all budget writing / control, team building / training, workflow prioritization, technical correspondence and report drafting, and new program development in compliance with city permits.
Coordinated Rapid Bio Assessment (RBA) and a water quality program for the City of Xxxxxx according to EPA guidelines for the fulfillment of its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit, including leading macroinvertebrate identification, water quality testing, statistical analysis, and technical report writing efforts.
Contributed talent in operating, managing, and maintaining environmental instrumentation, including Hydrolabs, Isco auto samplers, multi-gas detectors, spectrophotometers, reactors, autoclaves, incubators, and titrators.
Performed confined space entries into storm sewer systems for GPS map tracking and / or spill mitigation and classification of hazardous materials, assisted in preparing the required reports to the TCEQ, and facilitated environmental audits at industrial sites to ensure compliance with hazardous waste and storm water permits.
Proactively responded to wide-ranging hazardous materials spills and worked alongside Hazmat teams.
Created and led an Environmental Training Program for the City of Xxxxxx, including delivering training for several civic groups, city departments, consultants, D.I.S.D. schools, citizens, and professional groups.
Established a new laboratory, including purchasing all testing equipment, writing and updating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), performing MDL studies, and implementing key quality control procedures.
Co-authored and coordinated a comprehensive solid waste educational grant awarded to the City of Xxxxxx Storm Water Quality Division from the TCEQ and NCTCOG.
Established a field-screening laboratory for the Storm Water Quality Division with EPA-approved field-screening methods for water quality testing.
Senior Clinical Scientist
Effectively performed clinical trials for consumer product testing in adherence to FDA and company protocols, including grading clinical trials for product performance with consistent interaction with all study participants.
Exhibited talent in laboratory procedures encompassing product measurement, product inoculation, and dispensing.
Led clinical trials criteria based on written protocols and performed all Quality Control (QC) processes.
Expertly performed sunscreen protection studies and product validation for marketing and consumer use.
Bachelor of Science in Biology (Industrial Hygiene Emphasis) University of Houston
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist CAOHC
Professional Member, American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
Extensive Graduate-Level Studies Aquatic Biology ￨ Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
40-Hour OSHA Hazwoper Training ￨ Confined Space & Rescue (CSR) Training ￨ DOT Hazmat Training
OSHA 501 Train the Trainer General Industry & Construction ￨ ARC Certifications First Aid / CPR / AED Instructor
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) ￨ ArcView ￨ Trimble GPS Mapping Software
Excellent Professional References Provided Upon Request
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