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RssEnvironmental, Health, and Safety Manager

I am interested in working in a chemical or pharmaceutical production facility or a biofuel or petroleum refinery as the site EHS manager.

Chemist

Highland, IL

About Me

Industry:

Science & Biotech

Occupation:

Chemist

Highlights:

I am proud that I can communicate with a wide variety of personalities. I can get buy-in from those who were initially skeptical of an idea. I have written safety bulletins for new processes in a manufacturing environment.

Ideal Companies:

Chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturing, or biofuel or petroleum refineries
 

Education level:

Bachelor

Will Relocate:

No

Location:

Highland, IL

Work Experiences

11/2006 - 1/2009

Jost Chemical Company, Inc.

Manager

  •  Administer safety and health orientation to new employees and unescorted contractors  Schedule & perform monthly safety meetings for 100+ plant employees  Lead supervisor and plant safety committee meetings  Investigate incidents and near-miss occurrences, prepare written reports, and delegate necessary corrective actions  Develop new safety procedures as processes and regulations change (dust explosion hazard)  Inspect safety equipment (fire extinguishers, 4-gas monitors, etc.) as per maintenance schedule  Perform air sampling of personal air space for total dust and chromium exposure  Provide emergency first aid for in-plant injuries  Work directly with worker compensation carrier regarding claims  Work directly with OSHA and DNR personnel during on-site inspections  Registered the company with Department of Homeland Security through preparation of the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT) and the Site Vulnerability Assessment (SVA)  Prepare and distribute annual EPA reports (includes Metropolitan Sewer District quarterly wastewater reports, Missouri Department of Natural Resources quarterly and annual stormwater reports, annual Hazardous Waste Report, Annual TIER II Report, and Toxic Release Inventory)

1/2000 - 6/2006

Reilly Industries, Inc.

Manager

  •  Prepare and distribute site Emergency Response Plan and required annual EPA reports (includes Semiannual Wastewater, Hazardous Waste, Annual TIER II, and Toxic Release Inventory reports)  Work directly with Reilly main-office and government regulatory personnel  Compile data and prepare monthly emission reports for the Granite City plant  Administer safety and health orientation to new employees  Schedule & perform monthly safety meetings for 30 plant employees  Compile, maintain, and distribute monthly Carbon plant safety, environmental, & transportation metrics  Investigate incidents and near-miss occurrences, prepare written reports, and delegate necessary corrective actions  Perform safety audits in the facility, with facility union representatives and solo  Set up annual safety training schedule and distribute training material to 3 Reilly Carbon facilities  Inspect safety equipment (fire extinguishers, 4-gas monitors, etc.) as per maintenance schedule  Inspect, placard, and prepare and sign paperwork for hazardous waste shipments to approved waste disposal companies  Provide technical support to the team responsible for operation of on-site wastewater treatment system  Work directly with OSHA and EPA personnel during on-site inspections  Provide emergency first aid for in-plant injuries  Perform quarterly personnel air-space monitoring on plant personnel  Prepare quarterly Statistical Quality Control charts and distribute them to Customers and Reilly senior management  As Carbon SBU Quality Manager, travel to off-site Reilly location and perform support work for ISO 9001:2000 audits  Perform ISO internal audits  Update ISO Quality Manual and procedures as needed, including the switch from ISO 9002:1994 to ISO 9001:2000  Supervised 4 quality control laboratory technicians operating 24/7 (2000-2005)  Provide guidance and technical support for the laboratory staff (2005-2006)

9/1995 - 12/1999

HCI Chemtech

Individual Contributor

  • Provided technical and analytical services for the Technical Resource Center (TRC), HCI Chemtech, HCI sister companies throughout the United States, customers of HCI companies and contract customers. Responsibilities included supervision of quality control lab personnel, sales support for customers and in-house sales representatives, and analysis of customer-complaint samples and competitor samples. Utilized USP/NF and FCC formularies to develop testing protocols to ensure food-grade products met the required specifications. As Chemical Hygiene Officer for the TRC, was responsible for initial employee safety orientation, providing annual fire extinguisher and respirator fit-testing, incident investigation, inspect safety equipment, and maintain all H,S,&E records pertaining to the TRC and its personnel. As ISO point person for the TRC, I collected, distributed, and determined resolutions of Opportunities For Improvements.

7/1993 - 4/1995

Huntingdon Engineering and Environmental Services

Individual Contributor

  • Analyzed extracts of environmental samples for herbicides, pesticides, PCBs, and gasoline contamination via gas chromatography.

7/1989 - 7/1993

Sigma Chemical Company

Individual Contributor

  • Analyzed physical characteristics of industrial wastewater and solid waste from chemical production. Reviewed hazardous waste manifests for accuracy. Trained personnel on the operation of laboratory equipment and instruments.

3/1985 - 7/1989

Sigma Chemical Company

Individual Contributor

  • Extracted lipids from natural sources and synthesized lipids through chemical reactions.

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