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suareznelson9@gmail.com
305-498-2581
10595 NW 81 Ter
Doral, FL 33178
Senior Environmental Health & Safety Professional - Contract Pos
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Senior Environmental Health & Safety Professional - Contract Position
May 2019 - Aug 2020
Miami, FL
The NISC III program within the Leidos Civil group this role will be supporting the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Environmental Occupational Safety and Health (EOSH) Programs with the goal of mitigating organizational risks and assisting the FAA achieve an improved state of compliance with Occupational Safety and Health and Environmental Federal, State, and Local law (s). The focus of the position will be providing support to the FAA's Fall Protection Programs and you will be responsible for the creation, monitoring, tracking, interpreting, and presentation of various reports and data to all levels of FAA and NISC management. Responsibilities for the position include the following: Project management and planning. Work place inspections. Training and reporting.
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Environmental Health & Safety Manager - Contract Position
Mar 2019 - May 2019
Miami, FL
Establish systems and provide leadership for the identification and monitoring of workplace safety risks and environmental impact through the analysis of work processes equipment and the work habits of employees. Evaluate solutions residual risk and prioritized management action.
  • Identify potential or actual areas of non-compliance through audits or inspections
  • Provide leadership through the active management and effective prioritization of EHS activities
  • Facilitate root cause determination complete accident investigations and implement of corrective actions
  • Interfaced with Human Resources and health care professionals regarding return to work programs managing injuries and workman's compensation claims
  • Maintained OSHA accident and illness logs for the organization umbrella
  • Completed job safety and basic ergonomic analysis making recommendations and working with management to implement changes when necessary
  • Developed reviewed and updated specific environmental and safety programs
  • Liaised with regulatory agencies and third parties as needed based on project or program responsibilities
  • Assisted with management of hazardous waste program
  • Developed and maintain facility safety and environmental internal audit programs
  • Conducted site inspections for environmental and safety compliance
  • Participated in organization response group and evacuation planning
OSHA Project Management
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Health & Safety Regional Advisor
Apr 2016 - Dec 2018
Miami, FL
- SE WO Region & Latin American Manage, plan, coordinate and direct Health & Safety activities at manufacturing, transport, distribution & field service sites to reduce risk of employee injury, community impact & property loss. Provide Point of Contact interface & services to Management Team, including Regional Business Unit General Manager, in relation to all aspects of Health, Safety & Security. Support field Operations and Business Unit (BU) leadership with development and implementation of sustainable management strategies to achieve Company Health & Safety management system objectives. Facilitate incident investigation and root cause analysis activities to continually reduce risk and improve company performance. Promote the use of Individual risk assessment methodologies to increase awareness of personal safety factors. Mentor and coach BU leadership in the use of techniques and employee centered involvement initiatives that increase employee awareness of their role in ensuring a safe place of work. Thorough knowledge in relation to developing processes and practices related to the following key areas: Health & Safety system implementation Behavior Based Safety Ergonomics Risk Assessment and Reduction Occupational Hygiene. Develop and deliver applicable Health & Safety training for employees, supervisors, and management team. Direct and support H&S functions at multiple facilities regionally. Communicate with all business units pertaining to Health & Safety. Demonstrate a strategic approach for Health & Safety in supporting business units. Influence and work in a team setting. Provide leadership and direction to all echelons of employees to continue to shape a world class safety culture Enhance and execute of strategic campaigns, to improve the HSEC Management System standards, implementation, embedding and verifying effectiveness. Create and manage regional KPI's for Regional Zero Harm Committee. Energetic, self-motivated individual that takes opportunities to learn what is not known and become the expert. Ability to keep-up in a fast-paced environment, with multiple priority initiatives.
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Environmental Health & Safety Compliance Administrator
Jun 2014 - Apr 2016
Clearwater, FL
Health, Safety, Environmental / Compliance Administrator responsible for managing and maintaining all Health, Safety, and Environmental programs as required both by OSHA and by many of our oil industry clientele's stringent requirements. Established programs must be reviewed, and new programs developed as necessary. Implementation will include providing and coordinating all safety training, ensuring compliance with company and with clients' HSE requirements and field and facility procedures. Maintain current knowledge of Federal and State HS&E regulations. Review and monitor developments in state and local environmental statutes and regulations that affect the company. Track and report on the progress of corrective actions identified during internal and external compliance audits. Initiate Pre-Startup HS&E Reviews to ensure that any changes are following all applicable Health Safety & Environmental regulations. Provide Health Safety & Environmental training and technical guidance to facility employees. Programs include but are not limited to:
  • Accident Prevention Program
  • Manage and administer Workers Compensation
  • Blood borne Pathogens Program
  • Confined Space Entry Program
  • Contingency and Emergency Response Planning
  • Ergonomics and Back Injury Prevention
  • Hearing Conservation Program
  • Lockout/Tag out
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Powered Industrial Lift Truck Program
  • Respiratory Protection Program
  • Hazard Communication
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Environmental Health & Safety Compliance Administrator - Contract Position
Jun 2011 - Jun 2014
Tampa, FL
Maintain current knowledge of federal and state EH&S regulations. Review and monitor developments in state and local environmental statutes and regulations that affect the company. Prepare and submit required compliance reports with assistance of the Environmental Manager. Communicate with environmental regulators on reportable incidents and permitting matters. Assess compliance with permit and regulatory requirements and recommend corrective actions. Regularly communicate with facility and corporate management concerning EH&S compliance issues. Track and report on the progress of corrective actions identified during internal and external compliance audits. Review the impact of proposed changes related to operating procedures, purchase of materials, and equipment for compliance with EH&S regulations and guidelines. Initiate Pre-Startup Safety Reviews to ensure that any changes are following all applicable safety, health, and environmental regulations. Negotiate and administer new/existing consent orders/agreements including environmental investigation plans and remedial measures. Direct compliance testing and monitoring programs. Provide environmental training and technical guidance to facility employees. Maintain facility EH&S Compliance Manual. Evaluate certifications and qualifications of outside waste management and environmental laboratory services used by the facility. Comply with environmental, health, safety, and housekeeping programs.
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Environmental Health & Safety Specialist - Contract Position
Chemicals/Pharmaceuticals
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Orlando, FL
Enforce MPSA safety and environmental policies and procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules and regulations. Provide programs to train supervisors, managers, team members, and subcontractors on issues related to safety and environmental such as safety practices, fire prevention, and proper handling techniques for chemicals, toxins, equipment, and other materials. Lead a cross functional team to audit for specific safety and environmental compliance at the workstation utilizing employee involvement, combined with a 6S program. Assist with MPSA environmental programs and waste disposal in accordance with federal, state, and local requirements. Be part of a Safety/Environmental Team that is comprised of a cross section of the organization, receives training in relevant areas of EH&S, meet monthly, and work towards organizational goals and safety auditing. Motivate employees in safety & environmental areas such as personal protection equipment (PPE), fire prevention, emergency plans for response, evacuation, hazardous materials, machine guarding, hazardous materials (labeling and storage), electrical safety, material handling, laser safety, overhead cranes, and suspended loads. Self-audit facility to detect potential accident and health hazards. Develop corrective and/or preventative measures where indicated, and report on and assure corrective actions are implemented to assure the safety of team members. Direct injury investigations and cooperate in the preparation of material and evidence for company use in hearings, lawsuits, and insurance investigations. Support programs and systems that track and evaluate worker injuries that include the compiling and submission of accident reports required by regulatory agencies. Evaluate and implement training programs to assure MPSA team member and Subcontractor safety on site. Assure Subcontractors safety-training programs meet the standards established by MPSA. Assure Independent Subcontractors adhere to the MPSA Safety Programs. Maintain working knowledge of new technologies developed by the industry and governmental agencies and/or regulators. Manage and administer Workers Compensation as directed by the EHS Manager.
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Principal Environmental Health & Safety Specialist
Jan 1992 - Jan 2010
Miami Lakes, FL
Direct loss control operations throughout the Cordis Miami site, including risk assessment/ management, developing and implementing procedures, strategic initiatives, and systems for the implementation of loss prevention and safety controls programs. Ensure compliance with all governmental, regulatory and permit requirements and relevant industry standards with respect to safety affairs. Supervise Contractor Safety Program for onsite construction companies by reviewing policies, procedures and conducting daily inspections. Developed J&J Contractor Safety Guidelines for construction and demolition work at the site and developed training requirements. Implement and manage Fall Prevention Program, by designing assessment systems and corrective action plans. Manage and coordinate Fires Safety Team to provide needed support to 12- building facility. Participate in the process of project and equipment development and product transfers, to evaluate safety concerns in the areas of Zero Access Machine Guarding and Electrical Safety. Identifying and resolving facility deficiencies includes determining whether building systems are operating appropriately, determining whether aesthetic appearances are acceptable and comply with company standards, determining whether the company follows key regulations such as federal and state accessibility codes and various health and safety requirements. Evaluating options for correcting problems or upgrading finishes. Supervising the work of contractors and staff involved in the corrective activities, and other duties. Identify deficiencies require surveys of the company's entire facilities inventory. Determine the corrective work that needs to be undertaken, and the prioritization of the needs. Serve as primary contact for Facilities Services. Plan and coordinate facilities improvement projects. Serve as the primary contact involved in determining which projects to undertake based on priorities of a multi-year list of needs. Determine the scope of work that needs to be undertaken, supervise contractors and staff involved in the work, signing off on the work and authorizing payment. Manage internal and intercompany audit program in the USA, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and the Netherlands. This includes identification of regulatory requirements and conducting compliance assessments for environmental and safety program. Conduct safety environmental audits for acquisitions and external manufacturers. Direct the safety and environmental compliance transition of the new acquisition or manufacturer.
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Education
Occupational Safety & Health
COLUMBIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY 2017
Fire Science
COLUMBIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY 2013
Fire Science, Municipal Safety Fire Inspector
BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE 2008
Certifications
and Certifications:
Smith System Driver Trainer Certification
MSHA Part 46, 48 Surface / Underground Mining Certification
Asbestos Building Inspector Certification
First Aid, CPR, AED Certified
First Responder HAZWOPER Specialist 29 CFR 1910.120) Certification
Person (ESQP) Certification
NFPA, Flammable and Combustible Liquids Training
NFPA 70E Safe Workplace Practices and Electrical Safety Program
CUSP (Certified Utility Safety Professional) Member
NFPA Member
Skills
OSHA
2019
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Project Management
2019
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