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WILLIAM D.

COLE
Houston, TX

Bill.cole2009@gmail.com

(678) 641-3793

SAFETY AND OPERATIONS EXECUTIVE


Over 20 years of experience developing, managing, and leading operational teams and safety initiatives
that have reduced injuries and motor vehicle accidents, lowered costs, increased efficiencies, and
improved productivity.
With a MS in Occupational Safety and Health enhanced by over 15 years of experience in Operations
Management roles. Specific skills and accomplishments in reducing accidents and injuries, developing
safety training programs, reducing experience modification rates, and complying with federal regulations
(OSHA, DOT).

Regulatory Compliance OSHA 1910, 1926 |MSHA | DOT | Workers Compensation |OSHA VPP

Professional Experience
BH Cole Consulting, LLC Houston, TX 2015 to Present
BH Cole Consulting, LLC is a full service safety consulting and safety training company staffed with proven safety
professionals. We specialize in safety management programs for all types of clients with a special focus on the
transportation industry.
Rockwater Energy Solutions Houston, TX 2012-2015

Rockwater Energy Solutions is a fluids and environmental solutions provider offering customized products and services to
the water, stimulation, fracturing, fluids, and production needs of customers throughout the U.S. and Western Canada
Vice President, Health Safety and Environmental
Development and implementation of overall HSE strategy for a newly formed company. Developed Safety Leadership
Training and training for underperforming locations.
Developed a safety culture with field operations consisting of weekly safety training and safety messaging using
presentations, online training and YouTube videos.
Reduced TRIR (Total Recordable Injury Rate) by 70%.
Reduced DART (Days Away Restricted Transfer) by 30%.
Improved Experience Modification Rate by 32%.
Developed Driving the Rockwater Roadways Training.
Reduced Motor Vehicle Incidents by 27%.
Waste Management Houston, TX

1997-2012

Waste Management partners with customers and communities to manage and reduce waste from collection to disposal
while recovering valuable resources and creating clean, renewable energy. WM consists of 43,000 employees,
approximately 1300 locations and 22,000 pieces of equipment.
President, Waste Management Safety Services, LLC (2005-2012)
Development and implementation of overall safety program and training initiatives for Waste Management.
Developed Driving Science Series.
Reduced motor vehicles accidents by 50%.
Coordination with Health, Medical and Workers Compensation
Implemented OSHA Voluntary Program that led to 21 locations being STAR Certified.
Director of Field Safety Operations Atlanta, GA (2000-2005)
Development and implementation of programs and initiatives that reduced the cost associated with accidents and injuries.
Managed day-to-day safety initiatives within the Southern Group including site visits, SOARs, monthly reporting.
TRIR was reduced 60 percent over the last three years.
Vehicle accidents were reduced over 20% in three years.
Focused on underperforming operating locations.

Division Manager Londonderry, NH (1998-2000)


Londonderry Division consists of three hundred employees and annualized revenue of $105,000,000.
Consolidated and realigned five hauling operations into three operations, along with three transfer stations.
Tucked in five acquisitions and reduced operating costs.
Secured two transfer station contracts, which enabled greater internalization of waste.
Division Manager - Fredericksburg, VA (1997-1998)
Fredericksburg Division consisted of over 100 employees and annualized revenue of $47,000,000.
Consolidated two acquisitions into one hauling operation.
Increased internalization into King George Landfill.
Reduced landfill-operating expense by using alternate daily cover.
Tucked in three more acquisitions, increasing shareholder value.
District Manager Richmond, VA (1997-1998)
Richmond District consisted of over 75 employees and annualized revenue of $24,000,000.
Streamlined office staff by consolidating duties.
Incorporated prior acquisitions into existing routes, which lead to a reduction in cost.
Located all rolling stock and sold excess equipment.
Browning Ferris Industries Houston, TX (1988-1997)

Browning Ferries Industries partners with customers and municipalities to manage solid waste and recycling from
collection to disposal. BFI consists of 17,000 employees, approximately 400 locations and 5,000 pieces of equipment.
District Manager Fairmont, WV (1992-1997)
Original District had 13 employees, grew to 50, annualized revenue of $18,000,000
Renegotiated existing city contract for fifteen years and was awarded exclusive for the City of Morgantown.
Implemented incentive wages, reduced operating costs.
Established and operated a materials recovery facility for district.
Safety / Operations / Sales Huntington, WV (1988-1992)
Browning Ferris Industries, Huntington, WV
District consisted of 75 employees and annualized revenue of $30,000,000.
Developed and established various training programs to increase safety awareness.
Instructed drivers for CDL examinations when federal regulations changed.
Established medical waste sales and operations program.

EDUCATION
Master of Science-Occupational Safety and Health
Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Bachelor of Science-Criminal Justice
Marshall University, Huntington, WV

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