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KENNETH S.

TAFF
Acton, CA 93510 (661)733-1795| kstsafe@roadrunner.com

DIVERSIFIED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGER
Diversified environmental health and safety management expert with varied experience in manufacturing, distribution, business service, and electronics industrial operations. Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with an extensive background in employee safety training, hazardous materials management, safety program development, claims administration, facility maintenance/ security and environmental safety controls.

CORE COMPETENCIES
Hazardous Waste Management ~ Regulatory Compliance-DOT Compliance ISO 14001 ~ Arc Flash Electrical Security ~ Ergonomics Cost/Benefit and Vendor Analysis ~ Safety Instruction Safety Program Development ~ Health Initiative Development Microsoft Office ~ Certified Safety Professional (CSP) College Health and Safety Instruction Lifetime California Teaching Credentials (CBEST) American Society of Safety Engineers Member

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
MOC Products Company, Pacolma, CA Environmental Health and Safety Manager 2010 - 2011 Coordinated all environmental health and safety programs and ensured regulatory compliance. Reported directly to General Manager. Instituted a Driver Safety training program, reducing auto premiums by 15%. Reclassified approximately 10,000 lbs of chemical waste from hazardous to non-hazardous, maintaining small generator status. Expanded electronic and recyclable waste streams, lowering waste disposal costs by 10%. Reduced OSHA recordables by 25%. Capstone Turbine Corporation, Chatsworth, CA Environmental Health and Safety/Facility Manager 2005 – 2010 Managed all environmental health and safety programs, including security. Trained and supervised three staff members, slashing annual overhead by $5,000. Reported directly to Vice-President of Human Resources. Created company’s first comprehensive employee safety program, achieving overall reduction in workplace injuries and reducing worker’s compensation premiums by 26%. Implemented company-wide employee health initiative, securing ISO 14001 Certification Status. Placed all MSDS on company’s intranet website, and organized tracking of these documents through the purchasing department, eliminating gaps in document collection. Introduced an ergonomic assessment/equipment purchasing program, improving material handling tasks and increasing productivity by 10% while reducing injuries by 15%. Centralized and streamlined hazardous waste collection, reducing ongoing disposal costs by several hundred dollars per pickup. Reduced building maintenance expenses by $300,000 through internal labor evaluation, recycling, and external vendor cost/benefit analysis.

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Stuart Consulting Services, Acton, CA Safety Consultant Provided clients with OSHA compliance services. Performed employee safety training. Developed employee safety programming.

2003 - 2004

Ancora, Los Angeles, CA West Coast Safety Manager 2001 - 2003 Developed and implemented all environmental health and safety programs; ensured regulatory compliance for four operating plants. Reported to Corporate Director of Human Resources. Provided safety training for employees. Managed worker’s compensation and fleet claims. Served as senior advisor to East Division’s safety/training manager. Created a first-line supervisory safety training and development program, achieving 40% reduction in OSHA recordables over a two-year period. Successfully recovered more than $10,000 in auto property damage claims. Created physical demand job analysis descriptions, improving effectiveness of the early return-towork program by 15%. Implemented a Fleet Safety Defensive Driving Program, resulting in 30% reduction in auto claims within a two-year period. Rykoff-Sexton, Los Angeles, CA Health and Safety Manager Prior to 2001 Managed all environmental health and safety, food sanitation, and security activities. Reported to Vice-President. Implemented first comprehensive health and food safety program, trimming food safety claims by 30%. Successfully petitioned local environmental sanitation district to lower wastewater fees, resulting in annual savings of $24,000. Completed Risk Management Prevention Program for Los Angeles plant’s ammonia refrigeration system on time and $5,000 under budget.

EDUCATION
Master of Science, Public Health University of Texas, Houston, TX Bachelor of Arts Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ