Summary

My name is James Roughton and I  am a Safety Profession, but in the mean time I provide personal mentoring to individuals on how to utilize social networking for marketing and personal branding.

In addition, I mentor indviduals on how to develop their own website using CMS software such as Drupal, Wordpress, etc.

Work History

Work History
Jun 2010 - Present

Seasoned Safety and Productivity Professional

Looking for a Safety Position

I am a CSP and a Six Sigma Black with a Masters in Safety looking for a Director/Manager role in a great organization. I have had many opportunities to work in diverse high-hazard manufacturing environments as a safety professional for the past 30 years. In the past 15 years, I have specialized in developing safety management systems which have initiated fundamental changes in safety mindset that have helped to reduce work-related injuries coupled with associated cost savings. I have found through experience that there are four key elements in a Safety Management System: Management Commitment and Leadership, Roles and Responsibilities, Employee Participation, and Hazard Recognition and analysis. If you are interested, you can review my resume and recommendations from other professionals here on Linkedin.

Jan 2010 - Jun 2010

Director Safety and Health

Georgia Pacific - Temporary Position
  • Provided safety management services to Division (50 plants) that includes management system development, employee training and other services.
  • Developed safety systems, and training programs and procedures such as behavior-based safety and provide assistance in Job Hazard Analysis development integrating behavior modification into hazard recognition.
  • Conducted Risk Management System Reviews to evaluate the effectiveness of the safety management system.
  • Coordinated and provide internal consultingto worldwide operations to help achieve a zero injury culture by developing safety management systems.
Jan 2005 - Jan 2009

Senior Safety Manager

MeadWestvaco
Provide internal consulting to worldwide operations to help achieve a zero injury culture. Assist division in safety management system development, workers’ compensation, and other services. Develop safety systems, and training programs and procedures such as behavior-based safety and provide assistance in Job Hazard Analysis development integrating behavior modification into hazard recognition. Conduct Safety Excellence Key Element Reviews to evaluate the effectiveness of the safety management system. Assist the Corporate department in performing other reviews at various locations to ensure safety compliance. Utilize Six Sigma Black Belt Tools to evaluate and develop actions to ensure that safety performance is sustained. Assist in sustainability efforts, using Lean Six Sigma, to help meet the needs of the present environment without compromising the ability of future generations.
2001 - 2005

Safety Manager

MeadWestvaco
Develop safety systems and training programs and procedures such as behavior-based safety, Job Hazard Analysis, machine-specific checklist. Develop Safety action plan for each facility in the Division outlining specific achievable metrics. This plan included four major areas: Management Commitment, Roles and Responsibilities, Employee Participation, and Hazard Recognition. Developed a knife and glove policy to reduce cuts and laceration for the Packaging Division. Results achieved in the first year: reduced utility knife-related injuries from 75% to zero. Provided the leadership to reduce OSHA injury rates from 5.0 to .5 within 18 months in one plant, which were maintainable.”
Nov 1999 - Jun 2001

Safety Specialist

MeadWestvaco
Implemented a strategy to mentor Plant Management on how to achieve Zero Injuries utilizing various methods such as Behavior-Based Safety, Activity-Based Safety Procedures, Job Hazard Analysis. Conducted OSHA compliance training classes in each facility to mentor site management, supervision, and employees on compliance issues.
1988 - 1999

Construction Specialist, Managing Engineer

Travelers
Provided business partners and/or insured technically competent, comprehensive, timely, and loss control action plans to help identify and reduce losses. Developed safety action plans for various construction accounts to help reduce injuries.
Jun 1990 - Sep 1998

Manager Safety and Health

Manager Safety and Health, Corporate/Regional, South East, IT Group (EMCON Consulting, Norcross, Georgia, Fluor Daniel GTI,) Marietta Georgia Provided safety management consulting services to General Electric Locomotive and Engine manufacturing, Erie and Grove City, Pa in developing a management system such as: workers’ compensation, contractor control, employee training, Job Hazard Analysis, Machine Guarding, Process Safety Management (PSM), and Lockout/Tagout, etc. Developed and implemented health, safety, and environmental programs and provided consulting services for hazardous waste sites regarding site-specific health and safety plans.
1986 - 1990

Safety/Security Manager

Mars Electronics
Designed and implemented a safety/security bar code data collection computer program. System was used to conduct and monitor risk management functions in six major manufacturing facilities. Developed quality assurance procedures and implemented programs to improve understanding of standards and solutions to manufacturing processes. Provided safety/security advice to other Divisions, such as candy, dog food, and ice cream.
Oct 1967 - Oct 1988

Production Line Manager, Safety/Security Specialist

General Electric
Various duties included: Production Line Management, Quality Control Specialist, General Electric Company, Consumer Electronic Business Division, Portsmouth, Virginia

Education

Education
1996 - 1997

MS

1970 - 1982

BS

Skills

Skills

Safety Culture Management

Portfolio

Job Hazard Presentations

Certifications

Certifications

OSHA Outreach 501 Trainer

OSHA

Certified Instructional Technologist

CIT

Certified Environmental Trainer

CET

Certified Hazardous Materials Manager

CHMM

Canadian Registered Safety Professional

CRSP

Six Sigma Black Belt

BMG

Certified Safety Professional

BCSP