My career objective is to provide Occupational Safety and Health leadership though exercise of professional expertise, mature judgment, experience and a desire to serve. Ultimately my goal is to deliver world class Safety and Occupational Health programs that are sustainable in any economic environment, and are blended into every aspect of an organization.
Senior EHS Professional, well versed in managing occupational safety and health programs in high risk environments. Highly successful in implementing forward leaning safety programs with resulting multi-million dollar annual cost savings. Skilled in risk assessment, root cause analysis and sustainable problem solving. Highly trained and practiced in continuous improvement strategies and tactics.
~ Group owner/Moderator of EHS Professionals Group on LinkedIn. EHS Professionals is a group of more than 10,000 professionals specializing in the environmental, health and safety fields. The EHS Professionals Group provides a forum for discussion of current events, job opportunities, and international networking.
~ Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers.
~ Standing member of the San Antonio, Texas Chapter of the Federal Field Safety and Health Council
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Aug 2011 - Present
Texas Team Leader
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
~Team Leader for U.S. Customs and Border Protection Texas Occupational Safety and Health Team.
~State Safety & Health Manager with responsibility for approximately 19000 US Customs & Border Protection personnel stationed in the state of Texas.
~ Manages a staff of 10 Area Safety and Health Specialists and 32 collateral duty safety officers.
Dec 2006 - Aug 2011
Area Safety Manager
~ Regional Safety & Health Manager responsible for approximately 2700 US Customs & Border Protection personnel on the South Texas border
~ Reduced lost time injuries by 40% between 2006 and 2010 while employee population grew by 18% over the same period. The net result was a savings of $9.5 million dollars.
~ Managed a staff of 32 collateral duty safety officers.
Nov 2002 - Dec 2006
Navy Technical Training Center
~ Reduced total mishaps by 62% between 2002 and 2006.
~ Created Information Management System for collecting, filing and reporting illness and injury information
~ Trained staff and students in Operational Risk Management (ORM)
~ Conducted numerous Mishap Investigations
~ Served on the 37th Training Wing Safety Committee, Federal Field Health and Safety Council and San Antonio Traffic Management Council
May 1999 - Oct 2002
U.S. Military Corrections Academy
~ Supervised 14 US Navy and US Marine Corps instructors. Responsible for the instruction of more than 500 students annually. ~ Prepared and evaluated all course documents. Drafted and implemented trainee guides, lesson plans, and supplemental material. Prepared and administered tests for subject course.
~ Evaluated instructors and provided counseling/training as required.
~ Scheduled all courses, events, and instructor assignments. Instructed 17 different lesson topics, supervised practical laboratories and instruction.
Human Factors Engineering
Safety & Health Training
Root Cause Anaylsis
May 2011 - Present
Master of Public Health
University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health
Master of Public Health Candidate
Sep 2000 - Aug 2003
Wayland Baptist University
Jan 1994 - Jan 1996
University of Phoenix