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I can answer general questions in the areas of HAZWOPER, respiratory protection, cave-in protection, confine space entry, DOT Fleet Safety and RCRA Hazardous Waste Management. Behavior Based Safety and organizational development are also topics in which I can provide input.

Experience in the area

I currently work as a Corporate Health and Safety Manager for a GeoTechnical Engineering firm responsible for program development and training technical staff (engineers, geologist and biologist) in OSHA HAZWOPER radiation safety and industrial hygiene practices to ensure safety and compliance. My past experience includes working as a Senior Environmental, Health, Safety and Security Manager over an 8 State Region responsible for EHS&S development, interacting with regulatory agencies, auditing wastewater discharge permits, SPCC plans, hazardous waste management, and air emissions compliance. Additional work has included responsibility for EHS management and development of projects within the industrial and municipal sectors to include water and wastewater, microelectronics, resin regeneration, activated carbon manufacturing and hazardous waste treatment facilities throughout a 10-State Region and Western Canada.


- American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) - Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP)


- M.S. Health and Safety, Columbia Southern University, Orange, AL. - Graduate Certificate Environmental Management, Columbia Southern University, Orange, AL. - MA, Organizational Leadership, Chapman University, Orange, California. - Graduate Certificate Human Resources, Chapman University, Orange, California. - BS, Workforce Education and Development, Southern Illinois University.

Awards and Honors

- Certified Safety Professional (CSP) - Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) - Registered Environmental Assessor CAL-EPA - Underground Tank Site Assessor WA

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2015-02-07 HSE:

The Total Recordable Incident Rate is calculated by multiplying the number of recordable cases by 200,000, and then dividing that number by the number of labor hours at the company.  Number of OSHA Recordable

2014-11-21 Safety query:

First of all sorry for the delay. Here are my responses:    How can one obtain a manual for specified health and safety concerns relevant to these industry codes?  Ans. You would need to research each

2012-12-03 frequency and severity rates calculation:

The basic formula I use for calculating this rate is the following:    Frequency Rate = # lost time injuries X 200,000 divided by hours worked.     Severity Rate = # DAYS lost due to work injuries X 200

2012-05-14 Xử l nước thải bệnh viện:

As a safety professional overseeing appropriately 49 wastewater treatment plant safety programs I found a good learning source was the Sacramento State Office of Water Programs. They offer a correspondence

2012-02-15 Frequency rate & Severity Rate:

Lenindra,  If you are using the U.S. OSHA standard for loss time, the day the injury occurred is not considered a loss time. The loss or any restriction begins the following day. If the two employees spoke


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