Site Safety Manager
Many years of highly diversified experience with an emphasis on quality and professionalism where I take pride in completing tasks with accuracy, proficiency and effectiveness. Uniquely skilled in the art of persuasion in both union and non-union environments thus insuring that safety and production are well balanced. Extremely organized and adapts well to changing environments. I have been told that my strongest asset is my medical management where I have been recognized for reducing recordables and lost time incidents.
Project Safety Manager
January 2012 - January 2012
Re-structured the site safety department for higher efficiency both in the field, as well as with Client Relations. Reduced the number of incidents/near misses by providing critical resources and training in the field. Excelled in case management; therefore, reducing recordables and lost time incidents.
2012 (Jan-Jun) - OneOK Hydrocarbon LP – Bushton, KS Fractionator Expansion.
2012 (Nov-Current) - CJ BIO America - Fort Dodge, IA - New construction of a Lysine Facility.
Site Safety Engineer
M. A. Mortenson Company
June 2012 - November 2012
Lincoln, NE - New construction of the Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Safety Consultant (As Needed)
Jones Geotechnical Contractors
December 2011 - March 2012
Deep Foundation Drilling.
Jones Geotechnical Contractors, LLC
September 2011 - January 2012
Reviewed, revised and implemented a management program that ensured conformity to State and Federal regulations while addressing specific needs for installation of deep pile foundations and maintaining compliance to site specific requirements. Conducted an initial investigation, research and follow up into chemicals of potential concern existing within the soil to effectively manage hazards and minimize risks. Corporate Consultant for other project jobsites not directly related to the Arena project within Jones GeoCon.
M.A. Mortenson Construction – Lincoln, NE - New construction of the West Haymarket Arena Project (Brownfield). The Arena was later renamed to the Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Site Safety Coordinator - Night Shift Site Safety Manager
Kansas City Power & Light in
August 2008 - March 2010
Acted on behalf and in the same capacity as the KCPL Safety Manager on day shift. Lead and administered comprehensive safety and health improvement processes to ensure a safe and productive work site in order to minimize risks. Worked in conjunction with Contracted Site Project Managers and General Foreman in maintaining compliance to Company, State and Federal safety rules and regulations. Responsible for conducting New Hire Safety Orientations highlighting site-specific policies and procedures regarding Substance Abuse, Emergency Action, Anhydrous Ammonia and Fall Protection. also providing additional Employee Safety Training as needed. Assisted in the implementation of Behavior Based Safety Assessments to review and evaluate, noting problem areas and recommending and creating improvements and solutions to facilitate change and show effectiveness of training. Conducted weekly Safety Audits in multiple locations with a computerized score card. These audits not only identified potentially unsafe behaviors but recognized positive safe behaviors, and provided alternative solutions for corrective measures. Collaborated with the night shift craft First Response Team to assess effectiveness of programs and address and resolve issues while providing them with additional First Aid/CPR Training as needed. Developed a monthly Safety Minute Bulletin covering various safety related topics for distribution throughout the site. Provided first point of contact for First Aid Treatment, assisting EMT First Aid Team as needed. Conducted Incident investigations and tap root analysis. Shared responsibility of overseeing Security staff with the Night Shift Construction Manager, as well as the entire Night Shift work force.
(IATAN – Weston, MO (OCIP Site) new construction 850 MW coal-fired unit)
Safety Coordinator / Safety Manager
Powerplant Maintenance Specialists, Inc
April 2006 - April 2011
Established, maintained and operated a management system that ensured conformity to the specific site requirements. Prepared daily, weekly and monthly HSE reports for the client. Conducted New Hire/Re-Hire Safety Orientations and additional job-specific training (i.e., lead, asbestos, cadmium, arsenic, zinc, etc.). Made every effort to maintain a safe workplace throughout the jobsite. Performed proper and timely assessment of incidents and implemented measures to mitigate potential risks while maintaining a balance between productivity and the safety of personnel, sub-contractors and visitors. Identified skill gaps and training solutions for personnel to perform appropriate actions for improvement. Conducted Behavioral Based Assessments and Safety Audits on a regular basis to improve the HSE functions. Monitored Controlled Access Zones and conducted Atmospheric and Personal Air Quality Sampling. Effectively managed medical care, follow ups and workers compensation claims thus reducing recordables and without lost time.
’06 – ’07 - DP&L – Aberdeen, OH Refurbish of Unit 4;
’07 – ’08 - Westar Energy – St. Marys, KS (OCIP Site) FGD Scrubber Project;
2010 - Pacificorp – Jim Bridger, Point of Rocks, WY Refurbish of Unit 1;
2010 – Pacificorp – Huntington, UT Refurbish of Unit 1;
2011 – Pacificorp – Castle Dale, UT Refurbish of Unit 2.
Team Coordinator - Senior Recruiter
Grus Construction International
July 2006 - July 2007
Assisted in the development of software and interviewing procedures to find highly skilled candidates for both commercial and industrial projects. Consistently recognized by management and peers for producing high quality work. Managed recruiting efforts for a team of skilled recruiters, interviewing to fill project assignments with multiple crafts throughout the United States. Balanced team workload while working closely with Sales Managers. Developed and maintained relationships with existing and new clients. Tracked hiring analysis and performance trends along with conducting employee evaluations and jobsite assessments.
XCG Consultants, Inc
June 2001 - February 2006
Strengthened safety skills providing field support as needed. Managed worker's compensation, maintained OSHA logs, conducted random screens and assured compliance from all employees. Reported directly to the president and assisted him with daily ongoing activities. Completed fieldwork as necessary that consisted of flow meter maintenance and monitoring, dye testing and photographic documentation. Proofread, edited and compiled numerous reports for Water/Wastewater resources and Brownfield sites.
Safety - Field Tech. Representative
Fluor Daniel, Inc
January 2000 - May 2001
Compiled workers comp claims, OSHA 300/301 Logs and responsible for all Safety Round Table sessions to assist in resolving problem areas. Achieved knowledge and experience with HR policies and legal issues as they pertained to our department. Achieved effective planning and organizational skills from training various staff with good work habit skills. Liaison for employee relations and personnel services. Assisted GF’s in the field when needed with various tasks. Conducted field audits on a regular basis.
(Procter & Gamble – Cincinnati, OH)
Human Resources Assistant - Safety Committee
HK Systems, Inc
September 1999 - June 2000
Compiled workers comp claims, EEO/AAP Logs and served on the Safety Committee to assist in resolving problem areas. Achieved knowledge and experience with HR policies and legal issues. Achieved effective planning and organizational skills from training various office staff with good work habit skills. Liaison for employee relations and personnel services. Implemented a "Company Cares" program to benefit under-privileged children in the community.
Skilled Safety Professionals
Two seasoned safety professionals currently seeking a project anywhere within the United States. Will travel together or separately; availability is immediate. References and certifications available upon request. Also available for OSHA 10 & 30 Hour classes or any consulting needs that you may have. Please contact me for more information.
Project Safety Manager for Westcon Industries
Nov. 2012 - Current, CJ BIO America's Lysine Facility in Fort Dodge, IA
Qualifications & Certifications
Some college, but no degree
13 Years On the Job Experience