Environmental Health and Safety Manager/OSHA Adviser
Sumiju Yokosuka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
References: Mr. Daniel Fujimoto; Army Corps of Engineers SAFETY Manager, CampZama, [email protected] LCDR Christine Cawayan; [email protected] Mr. James Cunniff; Hachinohe Area Fuels Director, Hachinohe, [email protected] Mr. Garlon Allen; Construction Superintendent Weston Solutions, Inc.; [email protected] Mr. Angelo Semeraro; Senior Project Engineer, SHAW Environmental & Infrastructure; [email protected] As the Environmental Health and Safety Officer/OSHA Adviser I am directly responsible for working with Sumiju Yokosuka Kogyo's staff, as well as external safety and environmental specialists representing various Government Departments to establish safe working practices and policies. I routinely conduct Safety and Environmental inspections of ship board and shore company wide job sites physical layouts, guarding physical hazards, personnel protective equipment, fire prevention and protection, materials handling, hazmat handling and storage and general site environmental conditions prior to the start of operations and enforce NAVOSH 5100.23g, NAVOSH 5100.19C, OSHA, EM385-1-1, NIOSH, NFPA, CFR, ASME, DOD, ANSI, SAE, Environmental Protection Agency and Japanese Environmental Governing Standards regulations. Responsible for preparing the company's safety and environmental budgets while reviewing and allocating funding to various job sites ensuring that the funds are properly used according to company policy and current laws and policies. Track environmental project status and provide the company and the government all the status reports as required. Solely responsible for identifying routine violations of established safety and environmental requirements and practices; preparing written reports on physical conditions and unsafe actions or practices for review and action and complete follow-up investigations to determine if accident and environmental hazards have been eliminated. Develop and distribute promotional materials and create, prepare and present safety and environmental related training and activities. I review accident and environmental reports for adequacy, completeness and compliance with procedural reporting requirements. Responsible for extracting and compiling accident and environmental data for report preparation to be submitted to the President of the company, Naval Facilities Command and the Naval Facilities Environmental Section, Base Environmental Section and Naval Facilities Officer-in-Charge. Maintain records of personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements and ensure adequate supplies are available to replace damaged or aged equipment. I closely work with the government on abatement and construction projects and have direct working knowledge of NAVOSH 5100.23g, NAVOSH 5100.19c, CFR, DoD, OSHA, NIOSH, EM385-1-1, NFPA, ASME, ANSI, Environmental Protection Agency and Japanese Environmental Governing Standards (JEGS) regulations. I have knowledge of environmental protection, DOT Emergency Response Procedures, safety and occupational health regulations, methods, standards and techniques applicable to varied industrial operations, storage and handling of hazardous materials and construction projects sufficient to identify and eliminate hazardous conditions arising from these types of operations. I am familiar with basic warehousing and physical distribution support structures with a very strong ability to communicate well both orally and in writing for the purpose of preparing and conducting training, preparing reports, developing procedures and guidelines and in directing corrective actions. I am very strong at working independently and prioritizing work so that I am able to plan, establish time-lines and determine logistic support for a variety of job sites and company wide tasks. Have a very strong knowledge in operating office automation equipment such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and Project. I utilize various means to gather information on the available guidelines on safety and environmental practices and policies, as well as information relative to hazardous material management. Since taking over as Safety Officer and writing and instituting the company's Safety Program there have been 0 instances of lost time injuries/accidents or environmental regulations violations in over 15,000 man-hours and we have seen a decrease by 90% in the number of job site safety violations issued by Base Safety Personnel.