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Expert in Safety and OSHA

Expert ID: 736415 Texas, USA

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Occupational safety and health, OSHA, Paramedic, EMTP, EMS, forklift, ladders, construction, Oil & Gas, Machine guarding, warehouse, safety management systems, Construction, Workplace Inspections, First Aid/CPR/AED, General Industry, Accident Investigation, Safety Training, Compliance, Workplace Conditions, Fall Protection, Powered Industrial Trucks, Machine Guarding, Excavation, Trenching, Scaffolds, Multi-Employer

An approachable award-winning communicator with more than 20 years verifiable experience in leading successful safety teams. In depth knowledge of United States Department of Labor regulation and operational best practices. Unique ability to develop leadership among direct and indirect reports. Industry recognized as a Safety & Health champion and trusted partner to organizations across trade sectors.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
 Reduced annual safety expenditures from $7MM to less than $40K.
 Reduced TRIR to less than 1 for multiple years.
 Reduced EMR from 2.91 to 0.76 over two cycles
 Delivered desirable resolutions to multiple workman’s compensation claims
 Monitored Risk Control Assessments program analysis reporting
 Monitored Loss Trending and made recommendations to Captive to decrease existing reserves
 Decreased driving accident claims by 81%
 Developed and executed strategic planning efforts, including participation and substantial contribution at board meetings and senior management review sessions for projected safety analysis
 Developed human capital growth programs that promoted performance and built a culture of excellence.
 Reacted quickly to issues to ensure A players make up the vast majority of company program and project leaders and support staff.
 Maintained and continuously improved hazard recognition abilities across the company to rapidly anticipate and implement change management protocol
 Led emergency response teams in 6 federal disaster declarations with no injuries
 Developed operational procedures, policies, training, manuals, safety management systems, and synchronized support functions to deliver on program commitments.
 Ensured personnel were trained in critical functions and areas of compliance RIV

CORE COMPETENTCIES
- Construction Safety
- Group Presentation
- Hazard Assessment
- Contractor Management
- Behavioral Based Safety
- Client Support
- Workman’s Compensation
- Emergency Response
- Writing
- C-Suite Interaction
- Accident Investigation
- Expected Value RM
- Safety Program Evaluation
- Adult Education
- Training Development
- Government Officials
- Policy Production
- Employee Development
- Safety System Branding
- Mentoring
- Record Keeping
- PSM
- Adaptable/Focused
- Safety Metrics
- Change Management
- Compliance
- Leadership
- Recruitment
- Staff Development

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, TX - San Antonio, TX - Austin, TX

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: Degree: Master of Science Subject: Occupational Safety & Health Institution: CSU
Year: Degree: MBA Subject: Business Management Institution: CSU
Year: Degree: Subject: Pastoral Care & Counseling Institution: OCU

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director of Safety & Health Department: Safety Responsibilities: Provide all support and direction for safety and health. Heavy Civil construction.

Third Coast Services LLC is one of few electrical contractors that specialize in highway Infrastructure. Government contractor and recognized leader in traffic signal construction and highway electrical construction. The organization delivers complete electrical and construction services in traffic signal construction, traffic management systems, roadway lighting, overhead guide signs, electrical utilities, fiber optic plants, underground conduit ducts, and maintenance service.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
 Reduced TRIR from 3.47 to Zero.
 Solicited and achieved Superintendent buy-in for corporate safety program
 Eliminated failed inefficient strategies and reduced lost time man hours to single digit percentages
 Authored Corporate Safety Manual and Employee Safety Manual in English & Spanish
 Developed CDC approved safety training program during COVID-19 Epidemic with NO new infections
 Developed CBT modules for company specific operations
 Managed an open budget with 2 direct and 7 indirect reports within a $40MM organization
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Collegiate Occupational Safety & Health Instructor – (CSHO) Certified Safety & Health Official Department: Responsibilities: TEEX Certified Safety & Health Official is the original safety certification to receive OSHA recognition. Initiated by Texas A&M University in conjunction with OSHA. The program is the track for which OSHA trains its own compliance officers and the United States military.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
 Trained to the multiple Safety Professionals to be authorized to instruct OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 courses.
 Led instruction for safety courses with OSHA officers as students.
 Taught alongside OSHA Area Directors in conference presentation and academic venues.
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director of HSE Department: HSE Responsibilities: Author and implement safety and health program for Oil and Gas Services organization.

MESA Southern Well Servicing, LP and MESA Well Servicing, LLC provides essential services to the oil& gas, water, and facility maintenance industries. Contracted by the State of Texas through the Texas Railroad Commission, under the direct supervision of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality provides plugging and abandoning services on subsurface wells through cement injection and environmental clean-up.
Recruited to develop, train and lead team of EHS professionals in multiple states. Position required the overhaul of EHS program from the ground up, to include authoring policies and procedures. Integrated electronic matrix tracking for record keeping requirements and digital medical consultation program for employees in remote locations.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
 Achieved lowest recorded EMR and TRIR in 30-year company history.
 A senior leader on the Company’s executive team
 Authored Compliance Manual for Plugging & Abandonment Cement Operation
 Authored Safe Guidelines and Procedure Manual for Texas and New Mexico operations
 Represented organization in accident investigation client summary
 Performed quarterly GAP analysis to enterprise needs to rapidly anticipate and fill EHS deficiencies
 Developed operational procedures, policies, and systems, and synchronized support functions to deliver on program commitments.
 Ensured personnel were trained in critical functions and areas of compliance
 Served as point of contact for state and federal officials
 Defended 3 OSHA investigations which were settled in the organizations favor
 Deposed 4 times to successful completion of civil actions in the organizations favor
Years: 2012 to 2014 Employer: TMC Title: Regional Safety Manager Department: Safety Responsibilities: Control and direction of safety and health programs in Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Warehousing, fabrication, man camps, oil and gas support.

TanMar Companies is a multifaceted services organization providing water, waste management, communications, electrical grids, DOT transportation, man camps, construction, and metal fabrication. The organization is active in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Promoted from Safety Manager to Regional Safety Manager within 6 months of hire. Responsible for all EHS activities for Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Heavily involved in representing the organization in client meetings and regulatory official conferences. Established protocol for employees to be moved quickly through
the workman’s compensation program. Provided in-person training to employees and clients throughout my region as well as east Gulf Coast Region.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
 Resolved OSHA compliance issues to minimal or no fine status.
 Presented information to Executive leadership in C-Suite presentations.
 Annually trained more than 750 employees in site specific and industry best practices.
 Reduced heat related injury and illness to a fraction of previous EHS leadership, with no heat related injuries after the first summer.
 Placed on the Board of Directors for local STEPS safety organization.
 Developed operational procedures, policies, and systems, and synchronized support functions to deliver on program commitments for over $150MM annual income.
 Ensured personnel were trained in critical functions and areas of compliance
 Served as point of contact for state and federal officials
Years: 2006 to 2012 Employer: Ashier Field Services Title: GM and Safety Department: Responsibilities: Lead multi national organization for safety consulting, medical transportation, training.

Asher Field Services/MMEMS provided ground and flight medical transportation, onsite safety supervision to fairs, rodeos, conventions, construction sites, pipeline projects. Routinely audited sites for erosion, spills, clean-up operations, tank coating/repair, and bioremediation. Built a multi-national organization that provided medical and safety services in the United States, Mexico, Kuwait, Germany and England. Contracted employees to staff and manage sites from oil and gas transfer,
construction, to the transporting of the ill and injured locally and abroad. Supervised contract vendors in pipe coating, turn-arounds, welding, confined space entry and rescue. Worked with families and law enforcement to remediate biological remains. Provided supervision of water testing and medical surveillance of employees to
multiple organizations in multi-worksite environments.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
 Provided safety support to single locations with 800+ employees.
 Led company business units and key programs.
 Provided guidance, resources, and professional development to program management staff
 Traveled up to 70% of the time to be on location for site audits and training.
 Regularly monitored subcontractor’s safety programs, to include disqualifying contractors.
 Received 6 life saver awards for CPR survival in the field.
 Managed licensed/professional personnel.
 Contract Safety and Medic Wilbros Pipeline Construction, Strike Pipeline Construction
 Served as Utility Foreman for Environmental Services
Years: 2001 to 2005 Employer: Boss Medical & Safety Title: Managing Partner Department: Responsibilities: Offshore/Onshore company established to provide medical and safety support to industrial. Maintained safety position on the Rowan Bob Palmer drilling RIG in the Texas Gulf Coast. Provided medical support to onshore medical transportation services and onsite safety patrols at special events, construction sites, demolition crews, and residential remodeling. Recognized as a leader during Hurricane Catrina/Rita cleanup and promoted to Strike Force 8 Team Lead.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
 Awarded FEMA contract to supervise contractors in national disaster declarations.
 Contracted offshore and onshore safety and paramedic to major operators in the Gulf Coast Region.
 No loss of life or disabling event on any project.
 Monitored confined space entry and services in hazardous atmosphere sites.
 Provided training to 1000+ RIG visitors, personnel, and ground support teams.
 Environmental remediation and mold control for over 100 homes post disaster declaration
 Sold organization to national operator

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Bar Association
National Safety Council
Service, Transmission, Exploration, and Production (STEPS)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
National Registry of EMTs
Licenses / Certifications
- Certified Safety & Health Official General Industry - CSHO
- Certified Safety & Health Official Construction Industry - CSHO
- Safety Health & Environmental Professional - SHEP
- Registered Environmental Professional - REP
- Certified Waste Management Professional
- Authorized OSHA Outreach Instructor
- TCEQ Class III Water Technician
- Approved to sit ASP August 2020
- Licensed Paramedic
- Certified EMS Instructor
- National Registered EMT
- Crisis Intervention Counselor
- Certified Adult Educator
- SafeLand & SafeGulf Instructor
- FMCSA Motor Carriers Compliance
- Certified Adult Educator
Awards / Recognition
Zurich North America - Company recognized as the Most Improved Safety Program
Association for Energy Service Companies - Gold Safety Award
Association for Energy Service Companies - Gold Safety Award
Association for Energy Service Companies - Gold Safety Award
Association for Energy Service Companies - Silver Safety Award
Wildcat Captive – Greater than 500,000 DOT Miles No Accidents
Developed safety training program now utilized by 154 company’s nationwide.
OSHA Oil & Gas Conference – Compensated Speaker
Advancing Construction Safety Conference – Compensated Speaker
Unconventional Oil & Gas Conference – Compensated Speaker

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
Master of Science Occupational Safety & Health ͊Columbia Southern University
Master of Arts Business Management ͊Columbia Southern University
St. Mary’s University School of Law ͊Candidate for Juris Doctor

Fields of Expertise

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