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Expert in Occupational Health and Safety (Board Certified)

Expert ID: 736202 California, USA

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Expert's Mission is to partner with business leaders to develop risk reduction strategies with practical solutions that add value, inspire, and improve an organization's safety culture while reducing EHS operational risk! Offering a broad range of services: • Risk Reduction Strategic planning and development. • Safety Cultural Assessments with the following elements: o Leader Commitment Coaching and Training.
o Colleague Engagement Surveys and Focus groups.
o Focus Group Workshops.
o Colleague Engagement Toolbox.
o Cultural knowledge building.
o Identification of Leading Indicators
o Safety Cultural Campaigns
o Voluntary Protection Program Preparation and annual reporting.
• Health and Safety Compliance Auditing. • Technical Health and Safety Program development, risk reduction and gap assessments, inspections, & improvement plans. • Commercial Safety Risk Management Strategies – Sales & Fleet • Management System Gap Assessments – ISO 45001. • Focused Risk Reduction Assessments & Job Safety Analysis, Ergonomic Evaluations. • Incident Investigations (5-Whys) and workshop training. • Incident Trending Analysis and Risk Reduction Strategies. A Sole Proprietor, providing expertise with over 30 years of experience in reducing Health and Safety risk!

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Kalamazoo, MI - Grand Rapids, MI - Chicago, IL - Detroit, MI

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1982 Degree: BS Subject: Business Communication Institution: Michigan State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO/President Department: Responsibilities: Sole Proprietor Health and Safety Consulting

Expert's mission is to partner with business leaders to develop risk reduction strategies with practical solutions that add value, inspire, and improve an organization's safety culture while reducing EHS operational risk!

Offering a broad range of services:
• Risk Reduction Strategic planning and development.
• Safety Cultural Assessments with the following elements:
o Leader Commitment Coaching and Training.
o Colleague Engagement Surveys and Focus groups.
o Focus Group Workshops.
o Colleague Engagement Toolbox.
o Cultural knowledge building.
o Identification of Leading Indicators
o Safety Cultural Campaigns
o Voluntary Protection Program Preparation and annual reporting.
• Health and Safety Compliance Auditing.
• Technical Health and Safety program development, compliance gap assessments,risk assessments, inspections, & improvement plans.
• Commercial Safety Risk Management Strategies – Sales & Fleet
• Management System Gap Assessments – ISO 45001.
• Focused Risk Reduction Assessments & Job Safety Analysis, Ergonomic Evaluations.
• Incident Investigations (5-Whys) and Workshops.
• Incident Trending Analysis.

Providing expertise with over 30 years of experience in reducing Health and Safety risk!
Years: 2013 to 2019 Employer: Pfizer, Inc., Kalamazoo, Michigan Title: Senior Manager of Safety and Industrial Hygiene Department: Environment, Health and Safety Responsibilities: Directed Health and Safety compliance and preventative risk management strategies at Pfizer’s largest Global Supply Manufacturing Site which consists of 3800 employees, temporary workers and skilled trade contractors. Managed daily activities for a team of 10 Health and Safety professionals focused on improving 42 multi-faceted Health and Safety programs. Analyzed and interpreted complex hazard assessments and field information relative to working conditions and potential health & safety hazards.

• Established robust processes for strengthening compliance with MIOSHA/OSHA Health and Safety regulations and Global Pfizer Environment, Health and Safety standards while developing a center of excellence designed to benefit Pfizer’s Global EHS network.
• Facilitated complex EHS incident investigations and risk assessments to drive to true root cause, preventative corrective actions, and reducing overall risk.
• Continuously Improved EHS performance and operational Health and Safety compliance processes resulting in a 50% reduction in recordable injuries.
• Drove safety cultural improvements by developing creative solutions to engage individuals serving in roles such as multiple levels of leaders, colleagues, temporary workers, and skilled trades contractors, resulting in MVPP Star status for over 12 years.
• Served on MIOSHA VPP Advisory board and provided consultation for over 40 companies to improve various industrial Health and Safety programs.
Years: 2008 to 2013 Employer: Pfizer, Inc., New York, New York Title: Senior Manager of Global Fleet Safety Department: Global Environment, Health and Safety Responsibilities: Global Fleet Safety Program Leadership responsibilities:

Implemented an innovative approach to Global Commercial Safety reducing Pfizer’s global collisions by 50%.

• Designed and implemented a results oriented global fleet safety program in 35 countries (36,000 drivers) with proven experience in assessing operational risk, building and fostering an innovative risk based EHS culture while working effectively with a diversified range of customers across the globe.
• Collaborated with Pfizer’s Global Commercial, Privacy, Employment Law, Human Resources, Occupational Health and Wellness, Risk Insurance, Sales, Employee Relations, and Procurement Operation Leaders to eliminate barriers associated with launching country programs aligned with global privacy and employment laws.
• Co-Led Global Environment, Health and Safety audits in various regions around the globe.
Years: 2001 to 2008 Employer: Pfizer, Inc., Kalamazoo, Michigan Title: Environment, Health and Safety Manager Department: Environment, Health and Safety Responsibilities: As the Site Environment, Health and Safety Manager, Implemented an evergreen Behavioral Based Safety Strategy which created safety cultural awareness at all levels of the organization and reduced Site’s total incident rate by 35%. Additionally, drove ergonomic risk reduction efforts to resolve Site’s repetitive motion challenges.

• Led a team of Health and Safety Professionals serving Pfizer’s Kalamazoo County Operations.
• Provided expert advice to resolve complex safety issues and designed cultural strategies that resulted in Pfizer’s largest manufacturing site to obtain its first MIOSHA Voluntary Protection Star (MVPP) and OHSAS 18001 Certifications.
• Co-developed and implemented a Global Colleague Safety Cultural Network Strategy, development of Pfizer’s first Global EHS leading indicators and near miss program. While serving on Pfizer’s Global Colleague Safety Network from 2006 to 2012 these initiatives helped to improve safety cultures at over 100 Sites across the globe.
• Advanced Health and Safety compliance programs – (i.e. lockout, confined space, machine guarding, hot work, safe work permit, fall protection, chemical and lab safety, electrical safety, personal protective equipment, powered industrial trucks, ergonomics, OSHA record-keeping, incident investigations)
• Implemented EHS Six Sigma Investigations tools, electronic incident reporting and Site based EHS alert processes.

Years: 1993 to 2001 Employer: Perrigo Company, Allegan, Michigan Title: Corporate Health and Safety Leader Department: Human Resources Responsibilities: As the Corporate Health and Safety Manager/Leader

Originated Perrigo’s occupational health and safety program improving regulatory compliance by 100% while extending program compliance across the US region. Developed and implemented Safety and IH programs such as confined space, lockout, machine guarding, fall protection, hot work, regulated chemicals, nuisance dust, hearing conservation, respiratory protection, personal protective equipment, behavioral safety, and emergency response.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in Comprehensive Practice. Certificate, issued 2002 by Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).
Certified in Six Sigma - Greenbelt (Pfizer)

Fields of Expertise

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