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Results-driven, highly motivated, and competent safety professional with 30 years experience designing effective safety programs, monitoring safety compliance, and providing guidance to management. Proven expertise in numerous industries: integrated paper and paperboard mills, plating and coating operations, metal fabrication, meatpacking, manufacturing of industrial and agricultural machinery, computer assembly and mechanical power press operations.


Strengths: Restorative, Relator, Adaptability, Competition, Deliberative

Leading Edge Talent Themes: Resourceful, Work Intensity, Competition



Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in Comprehensive Practice

Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Professional (ASSP)

OSHA Authorized Trainer for 10- and 30- Hour General Industry Sessions




  • Areas of emphasis include: auditing, behavioral based safety, bloodborne pathogens, combustible dust, construction safety, contractor safety, control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), emergency action planning, ergonomics, fall protection, fire prevention and protection, hazard communication and global harmonization, hearing conservation, hexavalent chromium, incident evaluation, job safety analysis, loss control, machinery and machine guarding, pandemic exposure control, permit required confined spaces, personal protective equipment, powered industrial trucks, process safety management (PSM), property insurance, pulp/paper and paperboard mills, respiratory protection, risk management, safety management systems.
  • Develops comprehensive safety and health processes to eliminate injuries/illnesses and exceed Standards of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
  • Establishes and directs training and educational sessions covering OSHA-related topics, improving safety culture, and understanding psychological aspects of human behavior as related to safety.
  • Conducts and coordinates industrial hygiene surveys: air sampling and monitoring, gas detection, heat stress monitoring, and noise surveys.


  • Implements aggressive case management protocol of workers’ compensation claims.
  • Establishes extensive communication with physicians and medical care facilities regarding expectations for objective medical diagnosis and treatment of injured people.
  • Experienced in Louisiana, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and Texas workers’ compensation statutes.


  • Directs security, EMT and First Responders providing 24-hour, 7-days a week protection of employees and company assets.
  • Assists in design and layout of security systems covering multiple locations, including burglary systems (motion detectors, glass breaks), controlled access systems, metal detection systems (installation, calibration, programming), and video monitoring (perimeter and concealed cameras).


Completes facility audits to assess and achieve compliance with the Standards of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): CAA, CWA, EPCRTKA, RCRA, and SARA.



GETYASOME Safety LLC – Kansas City, Missouri

  • Senior Management experience with a stringent focus on consistently delivering high quality service to clients, including safety management system development, policy and procedure development, auditing, outage and shutdown safety coverage, interim safety management, training, workplace exposure assessments, root cause analysis, incident investigation, job hazard analyses, culture change and increasing employee engagement.


SENIOR SAFETY CONSULTANT – April 2020 to December 2021

S&ME INC – Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • Delivering high quality service to clients, including safety management system development and comprehensive safety management system auditing.


SAFETY and HEALTH MANAGER – August 2013 to August 2019

Graphic Packaging International – West Monroe, Louisiana

  • Graphic Packaging (NYSE:GPK) is a leading company in the design and manufacturing of packaging for commercial products. Annualized corporation net sales of approximately $7.1 billion – #446 on the Fortune 1000 list.
  • The West Monroe integrated paperboard mill is Graphic Packaging’s largest asset employing 760 employees on a 3,000-acre unionized site.
  • Directs mill safety and health activities, overseeing a Health & Safety Supervisor and an occupation health nurse. Accountable for an annual budget of $841,000.
  • Leads safety vision centered on Personal Awareness Focused Safety and Safety Consciousness culture improvement processes.
    • 56.6% reduction in OSHA recordable injury and illness rate
    • 46.0% reduction in first aid incidence rate
  • West Monroe Mill was awarded the Best One Year Safety Record for 2014 by the Pulp & Paper Safety Association for achieving the lowest OSHA incidence rate for medium-sized paper mills.
  • West Monroe Mill received the Most Improved Award for 2016 by the Pulp & Paper Safety Association for achieving the greatest improvement in OSHA recordable incident rate over the past two years.
  • 2019 – achieved record number of days without an OSHA recordable injury at 324 days.


SAFETY MANAGER – May 2011 to August 2013

Rock-Tenn Company – Hodge, Louisiana

  • RockTenn (NYSE:RKT) is one of North America’s leading integrated manufacturers of corrugated and consumer packaging and recycling solutions. Annualized corporation net sales of approximately $10 billion – #293 on the Fortune 500 list.
  • Managed safety and health functions, facility fire chief responsibilities, security service and medical facility for 480 employees, integrated linerboard paper mill union location on a 2,000+ acre site.
  • Instilled a safety culture based on personal responsibility for safety (Safety Starts with Me) with an openness to give and receive feedback (Courage to Care).
    • 86.7% reduction in OSHA lost workday rate
    • 12.2% reduction in OSHA recordable injury and illness rate


SAFETY and SECURITY MANAGER – November 2003 to February 2011

Lincoln Industries / Lincoln Chrome (formerly Lincoln Plating) – Lincoln, Nebraska

  • The nation’s largest privately held company plating company with 40+ functional and decorative finishing processes, high heat performance coatings, metal fabrication and tube bending operations and motorcycle component assembly, employing over 500 non-union employees in three locations. Company sales exceeding $100 million.
  • Implemented a self-designed behavioral based safety process (Actively Caring and Safety Always) improving company safety performance.
    • 89.9% reduction in incurred workers’ compensation costs
    • 37.9% reduction in workers’ compensation experience modification rate
    • 22.7% reduction in OSHA recordable injury and illness rate


SAFETY MANAGER – February 2000 to November 2003

Farmland Refrigerated Foods – Crete, Nebraska

  • Industry-leading meatpacking union facility employing 1,600 employees with multiple nationalities and languages involving pork slaughtering and processing operations. Corporation sales exceeding $4.5 billion.
  • Implemented a safety culture of accountability into a historically safety-challenged industry, while leading a medical staff of five occupational health nurses and one safety coordinator.
    • 69.5% reduction in OSHA recordable injury and illness rate
    • 63.4% reduction in OSHA lost workday injury and illness rate
    • 55.0% reduction in incurred workers’ compensation costs


SAFETY ENGINEERING MANAGER – March 1998 to February 2000

Vermeer Manufacturing – Pella, Iowa

  • World-leading, privately held Iowa-based company employing 2,700 non-union employees producing agricultural, construction, industrial, trenching, and directional-boring equipment. Company sales exceeding $500 million.
  • Lead the company safety vision while directing a staff of five safety engineers, transforming the company into a behavioral based safety culture across six manufacturing facilities.
  • Managed onsite medical facility – responsible for medical assessment and treatment, workers’ compensation claims management and non-work-related disability benefits; directed a medical staff including an occupational health nurse, a medical leave coordinator, and an administrative assistant.
    • 78.2% reduction in OSHA lost workdays
    • 52.1% reduction in OSHA recordable injury and illness rate
    • 48.9% reduction in incurred workers’ compensation claims


SAFETY MANAGER – June 1993 to March 1998

Phelps Technologies (formerly Phelps Tool and Die Company) – Kansas City, Missouri

  • Innovative privately held company specializing in sheet metal stampings, tool and die making, mechanical and electronic/computer assemblies, and powder coating operations.
  • Managed safety and health, workers’ compensation, environmental and security programs for three non-union facilities with 1,100 employees in Missouri and Texas. Company sales exceeding $70 million.
    • 91.6% reduction in OSHA lost workdays
    • 48.6% reduction in OSHA restricted-activity workdays
    • 40.7% reduction in paid workers’ compensation claims



SAFETY MANAGEMENT (Industrial Safety focus) – Bachelor of Science, December 1993

  • Central Missouri State University (ABET-accredited) – Warrensburg, Missouri



  • Harvard School of Public Health – Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • OSHA 204A – Machinery and Machine Guarding
  • OSHA 225A – Principles of Ergonomics
  • OSHA 501 – Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for General Industry
  • OSHA 503 Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers
  • OSHA 511 – Occupational Safety & Health Standards for General Industry
  • OSHA 521 – Voluntary Compliance in the Industrial Hygiene Area

Safety Consulting

  • Industrial Safety
  • Personal Safety
  • Construction Safety