About

Human Factors Safety

HUMAN FACTORS SAFETY LLC, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Principal

Human Factors Safety (HFS) is a human centered, operations focused safety service focused on optimizing human performance and workplace health and safety; applies human factors principles to existing regulatory safety strategies, methods and tools to prevent future accidents or incidents; assesses people, work, and organizational factors such as: physical and mental capabilities, job task analyses, workload, worker fatigue, shift work schedules, supervision, effective communication strategies, employee roles, responsibilities and accountability, and workstation design or layouts.

VECTRUS, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Senior, Environment, Safety and Health Engineer

Develops, reviews corporate ESH policies, procedures and safety handbook; participates in quarterly senior management safety reviews of programs; writes, reviews safety and environmental plans; performs on-site audits; enters and analyzes OSHA reported injury / illness data; writes, reviews JSA’s, RCA’s; creates corrective action plans, ensures completion and compliance; investigates incidents; develops, creates and publishes safety grams; designs training products; performs office ergonomic evaluations; performs safety facilities inspections; provides inputs into business continuity planning. Evaluates, reviews and provides ESH tailored content to RFPs; reviews PWS requirements.
• Key player in 2015 / 2016 successive Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) awards; first U.S. company to receive international award; vital to business development efforts.
• Driving force: first-ever corporate-wide Hazard Hunt program; 80% employee participation.
• Implemented facility emergency preparedness plan; recognized by FM Global as best practice.
• Forged revisions improving injury/illness reporting; improved data integrity and analysis efforts.
• Instituted manual lifting safety policy; implementation to reduce future work compensation claims.
• Designed, instituted near-miss reporting system; shifted corporate focus on injury prevention.
• Co-designer, corrective action reporting system; capability aligns KPI’s to corporate safety goals.

EXELIS, COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
System Safety and Human Factors Engineer

Ensures safety and human factors compliance in product design, development, installation and disposal of hardware and software products in sustainment support to U.S. Air Force Radar sites worldwide; utilizes OSHA, industry, and military safety standards to prevent personnel injury, damage to equipment; and harm to the environment; assesses radiological, mechanical, electrical, occupational noise, hazardous materials, hazard communication, and human capability risks; develops and verifies safety and human factors design requirements; reviews and updates safety data in technical manuals; tracks and documents hazards to closure in an electronic database system; teams with quality, logistics, system engineering, subcontractors, and site operators.
• Manages diverse projects; risk assessments accurate, on-time; high customer approval ratings.
• Adept: 250 system / operational hazards mitigated to lowest risk levels; no reported accidents.
• 2008 Exceptional Performer award for human factors equipment selection and layout design in consolidating three stand-alone electronic test work stations into a single article.

PROFESSIONAL CONTRACT SERVICES INC., AUSTIN, TX
OPERATING LOCATION: EVANS ARMY HOSPITAL, FT CARSON, CO
Program Manager, Center of Excellence (COE), Hospital Housekeeping
• Led mapping efforts identifying contract deliverables to multiple regulatory body requirements.
• Flow diagrammed operational job processes; critical to establishing best practice criteria.
• Outstanding program presentation; 2005 National NISH Conference, New Orleans, LA.

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
U.S Air Force Safety Officer / Human Factors Consultant
• Director, Safety Training: managed $100K budget; supervised 15, trained 2,500 students yearly.
• Aviation safety subject matter expert: NBC interview with national network host Brian Williams; featured in LA Times newspaper surrounding fatal airplane of PGA Champion Payne Stewart.
• Principal investigator: seasonal fatigue effects on performance at Thule Air Base, Greenland.
• Human Factors Engineer: operationally tests and reports on USAF military weapons systems.
• Human Factors Board Member Investigator: NASA’s experimental X-31 aircraft accident crash.
• Hyperbaric Safety Manager: supervised 15, manages $100K budget, in-services, dive exposures.
• Led safety compliance efforts; averting shut down USAF Academy flying, parachuting programs.
• Medical Preparedness Officer: assesses, directs medical assets responding to crisis conditions.
• Safety Trainer: designs and delivers courseware using Instructional System Design methodology.

UNITED STATES NAVY / NAVAL RESERVE
Medical Technician
• Outpatient Clinic Manager: healthcare records, patient care, pharmacy, laboratory services.
• Provides patient, clinic-based and emergency medical care to Navy and Marine personnel.

CERTIFICATIONS
Lean Six Sigma; ITT / Exelis Green Belt
10 & 30-HR OSHA General Industry Certificates

EDUCATION
M.S., Occupational Health & Safety; Columbia Southern Univ., Orange Beach, AL
M.A., Human Communication; University of Dayton, Dayton OH
B.A., Biology; Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Member, American Society of Safety Professionals
Member, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Member, Colorado Safety Association