Robert Watts

Robert Watts


A degreed, seasoned and innovative environmental, health and safety professional with a proven history of successfully blending regulatory compliance while maintaining operational efficiency in manufacturing, distribution and transportation environments.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2011 - Present

EH&S Consultant

Tritech Group

Tritech Group is an independent environmental, health & safety service providers offering onsite consultation, electronic media publications, periodicals and promotional materials.

2010 - 2011

Environmental, Health & Safety Mgr

Cooper Industries-Lighting Division

Cooper Industries is a diversified manufacturer of electrical components with annual 2010 revenue of $5.1 billion.

Selected accomplishments:

  • Generate a substancial increase of participation in Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) program
  • Conducted comprehensive ergonomic studies and task analysis that led to product reconfigurations and substancial injury reductions

Selected duties and responsibilities included:

Implementation and administration of Safety and Health Management Systems, administration of the worker's compensation program, leadership development, maintenance of environmental permits and reports-TIER II, Toxic Reporting Inventory (TRI), management of hazardous, universal waste & waste minimization program.

2008 - 2010

Senior Safety Representative, Industrial Hygienist

British Aerospace Engineering Systems

BAE is the 2nd largest global defense contractor with annual revenues of $34 billion.

Selected accomplishments:

  • Reduced carbon footprint through energy utilization, generating over $300,000 in tax credits.
  • Deilvered a 20% reduction in injuries over a ten month period.

Selected duties and responsibilities included:

Ventilation assessments, physical & chemical quantitative monitoring, heat stress, ergonomic studies, management of hearing conservation and respiratory protection program, facilitate incident investigations, crisis management system development, maintenance of OHSAS 18001 safety and ISO 14001 certifications, facilitate multidisciplinary safety committees, policy, process and facility evaluations.

2005 - 2008

Regional Safety, Health and Environmental Manager


UTI is an international contract manufacturing, logistics and transportation service provider.

UTI acquired Standard Corporation and afterwards I was promoted to a regional role.

Selected accomplishments:

  • Developed online safety training which reduced travel cost by 30%
  • Achieved multimillion zero injury LWC milestones for several sites

Selected duties and responcibilities:

SH&E management of twelve manufacturing and distribution centers, management and development of safety coordinators, established safety and health infrastructure for startups and acquisitions, conduct safety performance evaluations, worker’s compensation case management, monthly EH&S performance reports.

1999 - 2005

Safety Manager

Standard Corporation

Standard Corporation is a contract manufacturer and transporter of polymer flooring substrates.

Selected accomplishments:

  • Established comprehensive new hire evaluation, reducing labor cost with improved retention
  • Developed “Performance Observation Incident Reduction Empowerment”(POIRE) behavioralbased system which contributed to the reduction of soft tissue injuries by 40%

Selected duties and responsibilities included:

Management of contractor safety, maintenance of environmental permits, champion behaviorally driven safety performance program, field compliance (DOT) of transportation fleet, compliance monitoring of Process Safety Management (PSM) elements, process and Job Safety Analysis (JSA) program development, maintenance of fit-for-duty and Return To Work (RTW) program, Management Of Change, (MOC) evaluations.

1997 - 1999

Environmental Engineer

Fabrique Nationale

Selected accomplishments:

  • Retooled waste treatment plant, reducing treatment cycle by 25%
  • Reduced volume and disposal cost of hazardous waste over 15%

Selected duties and responsibilities included:

Environmental storm-water, NPDES hazardous waste RCRA permitting , waste disposal, engineering support of wastewater pretreatment plant, maintenance of facility treatment plant computer drawings, chemical inventory and management database.




Central Carolina

Program included solutions to environmental issues and improvement processes for protection from hazardous and toxic chemicals, health and safety management in industry, treatment facility operations and municipalities.

Coursework included:

  • Occupational Environmental, Safety, and Health Concepts
  • Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
  • Industrial Safety and Emergency Response
  • Air Pollution Control Systems


University of Maryland, UC-Adelphi

A well rounded program that included management of air, land, and water; pollution control; policies; regulations; and environmental health and safety 

Coursework included:

  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Environmental Regulations and Policy
  • Human Health and Disease
  • Pollution Prevention Strategies
  • Environmental Audits and Permits
  • Advanced Business Writing 



Certified Safety Professional, CSP Candidate 6935517231

Board of Certified Safety Professionals

Certified CPR/AED First Responder

American Heart Association

Certified General OSHA 501 outreach instructor

U.S. Department of Labor

Certified Lead Auditor –OSHAS, OHSMS 18001, ISO 14001

British Standards Institute