Dec 2009 - Present
Safety Consultant II
Oct 2009 - Dec 2009
Special Project Assistant - Safety / Health / H.R.
Temp work thru Adecco for a division of MANITOWOC COMPANY, INC. (WI) in Glendale CA, called MCCANN’S ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING. McCann’s is a designer, manufacturer, & supplier of best-in-class soft drink & beverage dispensing equipment for the global foodservice market. A temp role at McCann’s until project ended. Challenge: To help client, to organize & customize programs and elements of their extensive Safety Management System to match the style and points of the programs of the larger corporate entity – Manitowoc Co. Fine tune the safety management system to the needs of this manufacturing environment. Work within Human Resources and report to H R Manager. Interact with all depts. to discover needs & communicate solutions. Corporate Programs Work: Aligned McCann’s safety program with Manitowoc Corp’s programs. Assisted in planning & holding safety meetings, did weekly publication of toolbox trainings, and general Human Resources help (used Excel, PowerPoint, Word). Sorted MSDS' & JSA's records by dept. Worked at a solid, well organized, 5-S (plus safety) division of a global company.
Jan 1993 - Apr 2009
Loss Control Consultant
A private workers’ compensation insurer for businesses. Member of the Great American Insurance Group.
CHALLENGE: To reduce injury severity, frequency, and help lower claims costs for clients in a large Southern California territory.
AUDIT & COMPLIANCE: Audited workplaces & safety programs for regulatory compliance & statutory guidelines. Described operations to underwriting for pricing. Completed over 7,000 audit visits & technical reports to screen & detail hazards. Acquired payroll and employee data by class codes. Reported to Asst. V.P. of Loss Control. SERVICE & SCOPE: Serviced manufacturers, assemblers, food processers, machine shops, retail, produce/meat distributors, grocery stores, warehouses, metal fab, wineries, restaurants, offices… (25-40 sites/ month). $5 million in average premiums seen per year. Made daily surveys of businesses, equipment, tools, & processes for policy decisions. REINFORCED STANDARDS: Helped enforce safe practices for injury cost reduction. Made recommendations on deficiencies based on ANSI, NFPA guidelines & Cal-OSHA regulations on guarding, PPE, HazCom & other compliance issues. Reduced injuries, litigation, improved workplaces. Reduced lifting strains by 25% to lower loss ratios. Encouraged safe ergonomic movement & proper use of tools. TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: Organized short training presentations (for workers) and Train-the-Trainers sessions (for managers). Made service plans & accident investigations. Reviewed claims and concerns with clients to find and control trends. Provided tech support, monitored accounts, reported changes. BUSINESS MANAGEMENT: Professionally managed policies over $200K premium ($800K in the past) but most smaller. Assisted in retaining a high percentage of renewals, while marketing to new prospects. Interacted with brokers. Helped improve high injury rated companies improve their ratings. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Earned Certified Safety & Health Manager (CSHM) designation.
Jan 1992 - Jan 1993
Workers' Compensation Insurance Rep
The state operated workers’ compensation insurance carrier for businesses of all sizes. CHALLENGE: To conduct many field surveys of businesses while improving the safety records of small, medium & large businesses – at a time when legislation had just passed requiring a safety program in all workplaces. And to lower injury costs of businesses affecting insurance cost, within a community not familiar with formal safety programs.
SERVICE & SCOPE: Professionally surveyed and consulted daily on worker safety within diverse client company operations. Kept loss ratios low, by educating business owners on safety programs. Made tangible workplace recommendations and machine guarding recommendations to lessen injuries.
TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT: Provided technical assistance, troubleshooting, and held training sessions. (Example: a self-designed presentation on hand tool safety for maintenance staff at Cal-Tech, Pasadena). Managed multi-language literature library for efficient departmental handout uses. Used literature in the field, with one-to-one talks to educate and motivate. Held occasional safety training with owners and staff. STRATEGY & INNOVATION: Measured air & noise levels and analyzed various other workplace employee exposures. Kept records used data to make formal recommendations to correct & protect. Came up with solutions to solve risks. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Completed Safety Consultant training provided to develop safety thought processes & study regulatory awareness.
Jul 1987 - May 1990
Regional Account Manager
This company sold and provided data based services to banks, lenders, and escrow companies from the TRW database, all used for real estate transactions.
CHALLENGE: To effectively manage a Los Angeles sales territory, selling credit reports & mortgage document preparation services while adapting to the newly added, cross sale of appraisal services & title insurance in an up-and-down market.
SOURCED LEADS & CLOSED: Successfully grew sales in the wide Los Angeles area for the doc prep service & for credit reports. Opened new area in refi’s & credit union markets. Daily visiting of clients, contacted new business, & negotiated sales. Maintained sales volumes & relationships to continue business. TECH ASSISTANCE: Organized contact data and names using dbase3+ and WordPerfect for 24/7 field notes access.
May 1982 - Nov 1986
Independent Oil & Gas Land Consultant
Independent Oil & Gas Consultant
Offered my knowledge and services in oil & gas lease analysis, along with computer software inputting skills, in order to digitize oil lease contract data onto client database systems. Clients: Apache Oil - Houston, TX, 1985 – 1986 / Damson Oil -Houston, TX, 1984 – 1985MCO Resources Inc. - Houston, TX, 1983 – 1984 / Ensource, Inc. -Englewood, CO, 1982 – 1983 CHALLENGE: To help oil company clients digitize contracts and lease data into computer mainframe systems while effectively aware of mapping format differences, including the Louisiana Parish (vs. county) system.
ANALYSIS & PROJECT RESULTS: Analyzed recorded title records for all clients in a timely fashion. Completed inputting of information accurately into database. Reviewed interest agreements, contracts, and production percentages. Monitored & reported project status & timelines.
1980 - 1982
Scientific Software Corporation
This company digitized oil data using consulting staff and proprietary software to integrate data into client database and create operational uses. CHALLENGE: Get diverse oil / gas areas and lease information into database quickly and accurately for fast start up of payments and searches by oil company clients.
ANALYSIS & PROJECT RESULTS: Interacted with accounting, land-staff, lease records staff, & file room personnel to create smoother data flow. Pulled leases, mineral title documents and other relevant data for input. Analyzed data, mapped, & input legal descriptions in orderly methods while aware of Louisiana acreage differences. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Promoted to Project Leader in first year for swiftly helping to computerize oil / gas lease data from files at client offices on projects in both Denver & Houston.
Jul 1979 - Jun 1980
Facilities still today provide solar energy research. (Now called: National Renewable Energy Lab). Under the U.S. Dept of Energy but as a government operated contractor – was never part of U.S. General Schedule GS employee system.
CHALLENGE: To help find quality degreed staff for scientific, management, IT, and clerical workforce - while being at my first job after college.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Learned & performed all personnel functions & technical recruiting tasks as the institute was just starting. PROFESSIONALLY ADMINISTERED: Accepted resumes. Setup interviews, arranged flights. Worked with salary research, formulating and making fair offers – utilizing qualitative & quantitative techniques. Advertised positions by placement in newspapers or other media. Gave typing tests. Sent out rejection & acceptance letters. Made offers in relation to experience and regional salary parameters to help staff the institute fairly. DEPARTMENTAL COLLABORATIONS: Developed basic strategies with managers on how to recruit for difficult technical scientific positions – and solutions (that included clerical staff up to Ph.D. level). Worked with managers to develop employee relations issues, and collaborated with managers to build consensus for problem resolution. ANALYSIS & ISSUES: Prepared reports of findings and recommendations. Explained company benefits and Human Resources policies, procedures, & guidelines. Gave advice on complex H.R. issues, E.E.O.C. issues, involving H.R. policy areas, such as staffing, classification, and employee relations.
1975 - 1979