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DALE JOHNSON, M. S.

Rising Sun, MD 21911


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dale-johnson21911

Phone: (410) 658-5043


Cell: (443) 907-7334
Email: dalejohnson@zoominternet.net

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Disciplined, highly organized Safety, Health & Environmental Manager with 7+ years of senior safety management experience and 20
years of combined manufacturing/safety engineering experience. Expert in regulatory compliance, root cause analysis, industrial
hygiene, OSHA standards, and safety management systems. Skilled at collaborating with all levels of the organization to achieve
business objectives. Strength to influence, lead, and interface seamlessly with cross-functional teams in deadline-driven environments.
Keen ability to deliver world-class service at minimal cost by introducing advanced methods to increase reliability and streamline
operations. Instrumental in improving processes and implementing reliable safety solutions including:
Regulatory Compliance
Safety Management
Strategic Planning

Injury Reduction
Safety Training
Incident Investigation

Root Cause Analysis


Injury Prevention
Lean/Visual Management

Environmental, Health & Safety Manager Certification (National Association of Safety Professionals)
Member: American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
Member: National Association of Safety Professionals (NASP)

2004, 2007
2003 - present
2004 - present

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
ORBITAL ATK, Elkton, MD
EHS Engineer/Industrial Hygienist
2011 - 2016

Coordinated IH monitoring, implemented ergonomic risk assessments, and developed controls for manual job functions

Instituted company behavior-based safety program (SafeStart ) for human error prevention

Enacted employee training programs on explosives, ergonomics, safety/health topics, and safety procedures

Successfully oversaw location safety/health audits and contributed to corporate audit teams

Carefully reviewed and approved over 1,200 engineering & manufacturing documents, change orders, and drawings annually
ATK PROPULSION & CONTROLS (Formerly Thiokol), Elkton, MD
1983 2011
Senior Safety Engineer, 2010 2011

Executed 25 hazard evaluations and reviewed over 800 process documents annually

Directed and administered wide-ranging employee safety training programs

Implemented safety initiatives and emergency planning efforts in compliance with DoD, OSHA, EPA and MDE regulations.
Safety, Health, & Environmental Manager, 2003 2010

Promoted to manage fast-growing SH&E program supporting 400 employees executing Department of Defense (DoD) and
commercial contracts.

Directly supervised, trained and developed up to eight direct reports.

Location lead for SH&E policy/procedure development and rule enforcement.

Effectively coordinated 4-5 safety/environmental regulatory audits each year involving process reviews and resolution of root
cause/corrective actions.

Allocated resources to consistently meet production, quality and budget goals of $1.5 M annually.
Safety Engineer, 1996 2003

Honored as Superior Contributor for establishing Process Safety Management (PSM) program for site compliance with
OSHA 29CFR 1910.119 regulations.

Completed 20 PHAs in 10.5 months, meeting strict regulatory completion deadlines.

Evaluated explosives operations for compliance with OSHA standards.

Performed four blast analyses and ten hazard assessments, leading to numerous rule updates and enforcements.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS & CONTRIBUTIONS

Raised safety standards through multiple initiatives which reduced TRR rate more than 80% (3.1 to .58) during period of
significant location growth (400 850 employees)
Introduced safety startup/quality toolbox meetings
Improved inspections and achieved buy-in from Operations for the SH&E management system
Implemented leadership safety training for management and supervisory personnel
Recognized by peers/employees as a Leader in safety and received superior performance ratings seven consecutive years
based on communications, safety record and accountability
Worked with VP, senior leadership and corporate Safety Management staff to implement HSE Management System
Implemented continuous improvement process (Plan-Do-Check-Act) project planning/execution strategy for safety initiatives

Dale M. Johnson

(443) 907-7334

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COMMUNICATIONS & CUSTOMER RELATIONS

Communicate with internal/external customers on HSE issues including pre-qualification requirements, site safety plans, nonconformance items, incident investigations , pre-job meetings and close-out meetings

Consult with outside contractors on safety compliance and regulatory issues

Interface directly with regulatory agency inspectors regarding non-conformance items, corrective actions, performance issues
and new initiatives.
SUBCONTRACTOR RELATIONS, NEGOTIATIONS & CONTRACTS

Source and secure third party services for employee training and Occupational Medical Services (Clinics)

Pre-qualify contractors, issue documentation (RFPs, RFQs) and allocate risk ratings based on HSE metrics and statistics
SAFETY TRAINING & COMPLIANCE

Lead and deliver training programs on explosives safety, fall protection, ESE, personal protective equipment, hazard
communication, injury prevention, incident reporting

Oversee and control safety procedures, policies, plans and programs pertaining to PPE, Hazard Communication, GHS, JSA,
Confined Space, Fall Protection and Spill Containment

Create, customize, develop, implement, track and update HSE metrics

Track performance and ensure site activities, environmental monitoring and inspections comply with company and regulatory
agency guidelines

Maintain and apply HSE management enforcement standards

Reviewed, interpreted, utilized and made redline modifications to blueprints (mechanical, structural, civil), as built drawings
and shop layouts

Acted as Safety Lead on projects and participated on multiple safety committees, providing feedback on ways to improve
safety functions

Chaired tailgate/toolbox meetings with employees

Administered job safety analyses and site hazard assessments


INVESTIGATIONS, AUDITS & PERMITS

Carry out comprehensive job site HSE audits and inspections

Ensure proper permits are in place prior to and during projects (i.e. ground disturbance, confined space, lockout/tagout, hot
work, client required, utility)

Conduct Root Cause Analysis Investigations; prepare and deliver final reports with recommendations to senior management
COMMITTEE & SENIOR MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATION

Chair quarterly Executive Safety Council meetings with VP, senior leadership on safety issues/initiatives

Chair monthly ESE Committee/Hazops Committee meetings to review site issues, upcoming initiatives and areas of risk

Participate in monthly Operations meetings to review upcoming initiatives/focus areas for new programs/projects
REPORTING & COST MANAGEMENT

Track and communicate monthly, quarterly and annual reports to vested stakeholders (e.g. Safety Statistics, KPIs, Lead/Lag
Indicators, Near Misses, Inspections, OSHA-Recordable injuries)

Build and present case and feasibility studies to justify costs and achieve management buy-in

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS


Master of Science in Safety Engineering, Kennedy-Western University
Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement, University of Maryland
Life Mastery Certification Anthony Robbins Life Mastery University

Certified Environmental Health & Safety Manager, National Association of Safety Professionals

Human Error Prevention Certification, SafeStart Behavior-Based Safety Program