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Safety & Occupational Health
Knowledgeable, experienced, highly trained and educated Safety and Occupational Health Services professional with more than 25 years experience in military and civilian environments. Extensive knowledge of all OSHA compliance and military regulations for work safety, health and welfare of personnel, property and the general public. Effectively increase worker productivity by successfully reducing injury and illness rates, as well as equipment downtime, and provide cost reduction initiatives that effectively lower insurance premiums and Workers’ Compensation payments, and preventing any regulatory fines by establishing a safe and healthy work environment.
Assistant Area Director/Lead Safety Officer, OSHA – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Tampa, FL 1998 – Present
Ensure all establishments covered under OSHA are compliant with regulations and legislation involving occupational safety and health activities.
Supervise up to 15 Safety and Occupational Health Specialists, and oversee safety investigations that are difficult, technically complex and sensitive in nature.
Expert in occupational and safety matters associated with workplace hazards, work processes, and equipment found in manufacturing, construction, and maritime industries.
Perform technical consultative assistance to employers, public officials, and representatives of labor and business on safety in the workplace.
Recommend course of action on safety and health complaints filed by employees, representatives, and other individuals to area office, and ensured investigations were keeping with agency policies.
Served as witness before judicial hearings and trials, including criminal investigations, provided technical expertise in occupational safety.
Considered technical authority related to Maritime Law, Hazard Waste, and Emergency Response Operations, Trenching and Evacuation Safety, OSHA record keeping requirements, and the OSH Act.
Provide detailed safety and occupational health concerning legislation, regulations and authority under which inspections and investigations are performed.
Provided information and training at Employer or Labor Organizational meetings, Trade Associations, and other groups interested in Safety and Health.
Effectively inform employers of rights, training needs, safety procedures, and accident prevention techniques.
Ensure each subordinate is trained and updated on new equipment, and supervise inspections in general industry, maritime, construction, and military installations on safety and health related to the OSH Act, ANSI, and Executive Order 12196.
Safety Compliance Officer – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Tampa, FL 1990 – 1998
Safety and Health Specialist – Dept. of the Army/Seneca Army Depot, Romulus, NY 1986 – 1990
Safety and Health Specialist – U.S. Army Material Command, Field Safety Center, Charlestown, IN 1986
Commissioned Officer – United States Army Reserves 1984 – 1995
Commissioned Officer – U.S. Army Field Artillery Corps. 1979 – 1984
Education / Training
B.S., Industrial Arts/Military Science – University of North Carolina A&T, Greensboro, NC – 1979
Graduate – U.S. Army Command & General Staff College – 1998
Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Warfare Course – Army Training Center – 1981
OSHA Training Institute – 1990
U.S. Army Material Command Field Safety Activity – 1986
Awards / Affiliations
Three Time Recipient of the U.S Dept. of Labor Secretary’s Exceptional Achievement Award | 5th U.S. Army Achievement Certificate | 1981 Exceptional Performance Award – 1988 │Military Service Ribbon – 1983 │Army Achievement Medal – 1983 | Army Overseas Ribbon – 1983 │Army Defense Ribbon – 1991 │Dept. of Labor EEOC Award – 1996 |
Member – American Society of Safety Engineers │Federal Managers Association │Toastmasters International