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Geoffrey B. Cox Roy, UT 84067 801-620-0448 email@example.com linkedin.com/in/gbcox Senior Safety Professional Accomplished manager with 18+ years of experience in Safety, Health, Environmental & Security with multi-faceted operations. Established highest standards to eliminate time and cost output. Safety and Quality specialist with the ability to analyze work areas, pinpoint operations of improvement, and improve workflow generating profitable results. Outstanding relationship builder with success in forming a solid and sustainable relationships in securing consensus among behavioral safety cultures through training and education. Consistently recognized for leadership, effective communication, walking manager, and organizational skills. Cost Reduction Kaizen Programs Leadership and Team Building Process Safety Management Environmental Protection VPP Mentoring Employee Safety Measures MSDS Expert Behavioral Safety Measures Strategic Planning OSHA Certified Cross-Cultural Sensitivity Experience Highlights Designer of numerous safety campaigns involving thousands of people per outing. Certified expert in ANSI/OSHA requirements resolving many issues of the spot. Consistently fosters lowest mishap rates at all job locations by getting the message out to the employees. 15+ years of experience with construction and industrial safety prevention programs. Lead accident investigator in Class A, B, and C mishaps. Key player in reducing workers compensation costs & lost-time by investigating the problem back-to-front. Write National Safety Council proclamations and author numerous publicized safety articles. Spearhead pre-contractor orientation evaluating contractor safety programs prior to awarding and work...eliminated time/costs by 32%. Economized $20.8M in modifying unused buildings for industrial operations. Institute committees to put disabled workers in a "Back-To-Work Program... Savings of $13.7M in claims and reduced lost time claims 74%. Initiate relocation of operations cutting time-loss/costs productivity by 37%. Work with state agencies to provide free certified safety training to employees...savings of $73K per year. Safety Manager assigned in Japan to get $600M+ Heavy construction project finished after one (1) year slow down--- successfully completed construction do to communicating with the workers. Air Force Lead Safety Inspector for HAZMAT/HAZCOM/Bio-Environmental. Direct relationship with Security Forces Commanders for developing mock exercises, management of Threat Condition status and security work activities. Committee Director of Health, Hygiene, Bio/Environmental & Ergonomics providing leadership resolution or mitigation of health issues. Professional Experience DRI SOLUTIONS Safety Consultant Roy, UT 2008 - Present DRI Solutions is a recognized leader nationwide in Safety Consultation and Safety Training courses. Emphasis is in the consultation, safety audits/inspections, building and kaizen safety programs, and training. Highlights: Innovate safety programs and hands-on-training that is designed specifically for that type work. Training of over 2,000 employees for the past 5 years which takes a novice to a qualified operator. Develop Lean and Management of Change concepts that fits the process...not just a cookie cutter. Design Behavioral Workplace Climate programs using tailgates, toolboxes, one-on-one, and casual meetings. Train on-site to provide the most realistic scenario with their equipment and operations. UNITED STATES AIR FORCE (Civilian Employee) 1998 - 2008 Senior Safety Director Alconbury RAF, England 2005 - 2008 Functioned as primary liaison to UK Ministry on Defense safety issues. Collaborated with Ministry Representatives and national unions to create resolutions on behalf of the United States Air Force in Europe. Directed subject matter experts into writing each safety standard with continuity. Prepared action reports and advised headquarters staffs on safety requirements resolving misinterpretation of Civil Engineer certifications for contractual work. Highlights: Resolved work certification issues between U.S. Air Force Civil Engineers vs. Ministry of Defense & Unions that had declined work to nearly a 10 year work order impasse. Safety Board Member for investigation of Class A, B, and C mishaps providing mock exercises for training. Reduced safety inspection write-ups by 61% by implementing written continuity into all safety programs. Wrote numerous Air Force safety articles that became the measures in many work safety standards. Chair Member of US/UK Health and Safety Review Committee resolving nearly a decade of compliance with regulatory and internal standards. Chief of Safety Nellis AFB, NV 2002 - 2005 Reassigned for leadership and direction of 8 staff members handling of ground, explosives, and nuclear surety programs. Introduced standardized process of hazard analysis program to allow for consistency during development and process safety reviews. Managed the largest and most active safety program in the United States. Highlights: Established Support Agreement designators to enhance the requirement needed for Safety support. Spearheaded pre-contractor orientation which evaluates their safety programs against the awarding contract...eliminated time/costs by 32%. Developed Safety Manager Calendar for strategic planning throughout the year resolving i.e. late reports, follow-ups to inspections, scheduled meetings. Assigned by Base Commander to manage Nuclear Weapons program after inspection failure...90 days later satisfactory grade due to improvement of inspection checklists. Rewrote the Leadership Safety Council briefing into a decision-making scenario on lead topics which moved most decisions to be resolved on the tabletop during the briefing. Implemented the first motorcycle mentorship program for the Federal Government saving 100's of lives, instituted Security Forces Pursuit training with no cost, launched 26< Driving Safety Program at Las Vegas Speedway-giving young people a reality check behind-the-wheel, initiated a Master Motorcycle Safety Instructor course on time & cost for individuals. Deputy Chief of Safety Yokota AFB, Japan 2000 - 2002 Promoted to provide direction and leadership of 8 staff members for comprehensive ground, flight, and explosive safety programs. Directed and trained safety staff and representatives to innovate ways of resolving safety issues from the bottom-up, Consulted with site and contract personnel on best practices for new construction i.e. large-scale Base Exchange with roof parking, historic buildings, airfield tarmac, lodging, convention center. Highlights: Designed safety database trackers that followed workload processes-eliminating unnecessary work. Monthly Safety commentator on the Air Force Television and Radio that enhanced locals safety participation. Recipient of PACAF Commanders Safety Trophy, the highest safety award possible. Economized $20.8M in modifying unused buildings for industrial operations saving travel time and costs. Reversed history of low morale and incomplete training of Safety Reps. by rewriting all training programs with updated graphics/pictures leading to improved training programs and inspections. Safety and Occupational Health Manager Hill AFB, UT 1998 - 2000 Promoted to Chief of Safety in developing and implementing management systems and policies in EHS, loss prevention, crisis management, fire protection, and life/process safety. Served as Site Safety Incident Commander for crisis situations. Functioned as primary contact between operation and regulatory agencies. Responsible to train safety representatives to manage their safety, health, and environmental programs. Lead developer of worker’s compensation programs. Highlights: Institute committees to put disabled workers in a "Back-To-Work Program... Savings of $13.7M in claims and reduced lost time claims 74%. Introduced standardized process of ergonomics that led to bringing in a tool manufacturer to design and redesign tools in doing the aircraft maintenance more efficiently. Conducted 23 successful operational analysis evaluations in 2000 using new audit/inspection evaluation process. U.S. MILITARY SERVICE Retired Air Force (SMSgt/E-8) Training/Certifications/Affiliations First Aid, CPR & AED 2011 30 Hour Construction Industry Outreach 2001 Forklift Train-the-Trainer 2011 Intermediate Project Management 1999 Weapons Safety Officer 2005 OSHA (Advanced Safety Certification) 1997 30 Hour General Industry Program 2005 OSHA Course 600 1997 Senior Director Safety Professional Course 2002 National Safety Council Member 1996 Chief of Safety Course 2001 Utah Safety Council Member 1996 Safety Program Management Course 2001 Training Instructor Course 1992 Education PARK UNIVERSITY Bachelor of Arts (BA) Management COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE AIR FORCE Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Logistics