EDUCATIONCentral Missouri State University Warrensburg, MO
Bachelor of Science May 1986
Major: Industrial Safety Engineering
Penn Valley Community College KCMO
Associate of Arts May, 1973
Currently working on : Master of Science
Safety Management Central Missouri State University
OBJECTIVESTo work in a responsible, challenging position with an established and progressive organization that offers career advancement opportunities.
PROFESSIONAL Professional Member American Society of Safety Engineers
ENRICHMENT Hazardous Waste Site Oper.(HAZWOPER-40 HR) OTI
Environmental Regulation course (40 HR)
Bloodborne Pathogen Compliance (Natl. Safety Council-8 HR)
Intro. To Construction Standards (OSHA 10 HR)
Field Safety Representative Texas W/C Commission
Listed in Whos Who of Safety Professionals
How to Make Effective Presentations; PowerPoint; MS Word; Excel (Fred Pryor Seminars)
Certified Safety Consultant Missouri Division of Workers Compensation
Instructor in First Aid/CPR/AED American Red Cross
OSHA 500/502 OSHA Training Institute (OTI)
Instructor in OSHA 10 & 30 HR Construction
Underground Utilities The Law, Best Practices, and Claim Resolution Training The St. Paul Companies
Preparing for Safety on the Jobsite Zurich Insurance
NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research
Various other seminars and conferences on Safety & Health issues
EXPERIENCEBERKEL & COMPANY CONTRACTORS, INC. -
CORPORATE SAFETY MANAGER
08/99 to 08/10
Establish and implement an effective safety program designed to reduce workers compensation claims. Conduct and effectively train personnel in various OSHA construction standards. Develop and refine a comprehensive accident investigation program. Perform jobsite safety audits, implement corrective action as required. Monitor and ensure EPA compliance at job sites. Introduce a new safety incentive program geared toward the reduction of workers compensation claims. Compile job-specific toolbox safety meetings. Provide Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) technical support, oversight, and assistance to regional SHE representatives.
09/95 to 06/99SUPERIOR NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY
SENIOR RISK CONSULTANT
Provided risk control services for approximately 30 accounts totaling approximately $2 million in premium. Performed site surveys to identify hazardous operations, potential loss producing exposures, and analyzed appropriate controls designed to minimize or eliminate the exposures. Provided assistance to policyholders with OSHA compliance issues. Conducted employee-training seminars in such issues as Workers Compensation; Proper Lifting; OSHA compliance; Fall Protection; etc. Worked with the policyholders to implement effective Workers Compensation safety programs. Worked in the areas of manufacturing, health care, construction, school districts, trucking, etc.
03/91 to 09/95LOCKTON INSURANCE AGENCY
LOSS CONTROL CONSULTANT
Identify and evaluate exposures and potential risks within the operating structure of the clients business operations and make recommendations for alteration and correction to prevent resulting loss of insureds assets. Essential functions include travel to insureds site(s) to assist in the identification and evaluation of physical conditions and practices of prospective and/or current insureds business; report findings to the Producer and others as needed. Make recommendations for remedying hazardous conditions practice, or potential loss-causing circumstances to comply with appropriate codes and standards. Communicate and distribute safety, hazard prevention, and loss control information to insured and employees of insured. Provided training in OSHA compliance areas such as Hazard Communication, Lockout/Tagout, First Aid/CPR, etc.
Other responsibilities included keeping informed of current developments of federal, state, and local safety laws likely to affect the insured. Prepare written correspondence, analysis, and reports as needed. Work also included property assessments for replacement coverage, safety exposure identification, as well as site security evaluations. Written reports with recommendations where appropriate.
3/90 to 3/91VAN ENTERPRISES, INC.
Responsible for evaluating the loss control needs, both property and casualty, for approximately 35-40 auto dealerships of the organization, then developing and implementing safety programs designed to control exposures of potential accident/incident situations. Provided leadership and stimulation necessary to assure and maintain full employee interest and participation. Directed and trained employees in safety activities. Coordinated safety committees at each dealership.
11/86 to 3/90INTERCONTINENTAL INSURANCE MANAGERS
SENIOR LOSS CONTROL CONSULTANT
Designed loss control services for approximately 40 individual accounts. Worked closely with insured in formulating, administering, and making necessary changes in their safety programs. Researched and analyzed their loss experience, then directed the set-up and maintenance of these programs. Train personnel when necessary. Supervised the continuity of programs as necessary. Recognition, evaluation, and control of hazards or potentially hazardous conditions in the workplace.
05/84 to 11/86DILLARDS/MACY*S
Supervised the implementation and compliance with all company loss prevention and safety standards. Trained employees on the importance of loss control and continually promoted the programs. Researched and identified potential hazard areas and created effective countermeasures. Worked closely with local law enforcement agencies in the areas of external theft prevention. Investigated both internal and external thefts of property. Initiated arrests, and successful recovery of numerous items of stolen property.
06/79 to 05/84DOLGINS INC./BEST PRODUCTS
DISTRICT LOSS PREVENTION MANAGER
Started as an Area Loss Prevention Manager, and worked my way up to District Loss Prevention Manager after one year. Duties included being responsible for the implementation, adherence, and follow-up of established security procedures related to store, warehousing, and merchandising for six stores in the KC/St. Joseph/St. Louis areas. Researched cash shortages and inventory discrepancies, interviewed responsible parties, then created procedures designed to eliminate future occurrences. Responsibilities also included the training of personnel in loss prevention awareness through the use of organized classroom training sessions, incentive awards, and other methods as I created them. Worked closely with local law enforcement agencies in the prosecution of those guilty of theft.