Thomas V. Zachary
190 Orchard Way Calhoun, GA 30701
OBJECTIVE Motivated, results-driven manager with 20+ years experience in many fields seeks a
position with a company that will offer future growth while utilizing my skills in Operations,
Occupational Safety & Health, Training, Environmental Compliance, ISO, Lean 5s and Risk
September 2008 to
October 2009 Southeastern US Insurance â€“ Workers Compensation Insurer Atlanta, GA
Senior Risk Manager, Certified Workers Compensation Professional â€“ Company folded 10/23/09
Provides risk management, safety and loss control services for 64 companies with a total of over 5,000 employees. This including; Automotive, Aeronautical, Boards of Education, Churches, Governments â€“ Cities/Counties, Healthcare, Food Service, Manufacturing, Textiles and Staffing Agencies.
Conduct mock OSHA facility inspections to detect potential hazards and direct corrective actions of the risks identified and NCCI verification.
Review best hiring practices to assist in hiring the best personnel, implement safety training and OSHA/EPA compliance programs to enhance facility needs with risk analysis .
Assist in development of a Return-to-Work program for injured employees, thus reducing overall cost to employer.
Established functional Safety Committees in companies that did not have one. Established ownership, participation and buy in from all employees.
Assist in specific OSHA training and certification of a broad spectrum of topics, including forklifts, material handling, machine guarding, ergonomics, HAZCOM, confined spaces, overhead cranes, BBP, PPE, Lockout-Tagout and food service safety etc.
Worked as liaison between the clients and our Common Sense Claims department in rectifying problems and concerns for a 100% customer satisfaction rating.
July 2008 The Imperial Group- Tier I Heavy Truck Manufacturing Portland, TN
Corporate EH & S Manager â€“Position eliminated due to economy.
Spearheaded the writing and implementing a new safety/environmental culture for 9 facilities in 5 states. Including: TS 16949, ISO 14001 & ISO 18001. Completed within 9 months of implementation cycle.
Facilitated 100% of Safety Standards Implementation at all facilities: Goal 100% by Dec.1 2007.
Reduced Workers Compensation cost 20% by reviewing all cases, contacting Health Providers
and training the HR personnel at each facility in turn, closed 23 cases from 2006.
Started an aggressive 10-30 hr OSHA Safety Training program for all supervisors for a better working knowledge of OSHA and broaden their scope in management.
Co-directed the start-up of a new transit bus manufacturing facility in Anniston, AL. Worked with local hiring agencies and the State of Alabama to start 6 week Certified Welder training program at no cost to the Company. Facilitated and directed the use of 100 ton cranes for movement of bus frames. Hired all CWIâ€™s for the process as well as acquiring welding machines and equipment.
Implemented a new Safety Audit System using the STAR criteria to lower the TRIR and LWCIR rates.
Implemented 5S/KAIZENâ€™s at all facilities in July sustaining an 92% overall completion, thus
reducing on time shipments from 5 days to 2 days.
Thomas V. Zachary, Resume
Oct 2005 to
June 2007 PolyOne Corporation-Ink/Plastisol Manufacturing Kennesaw, GA
Environmental Safety-Health/Security Manager
Managed 28 Occupational Safety & Health programs for 180 personnel
Responsible for chemical safety and hazardous waste management. Responsible for Tier II & SARA reporting as well as Title V and wastewater reporting.
Conducts fire and safety audits/inspections, to detect existing or potential accidents, health and environmental hazards and recommends corrective or preventive measures.
Developed 80 training programs to enhance employee competencies, and help
strengthened professional skills.
Implemented an aggressive environmental recycling program to limit amount of trash going to the landfill. 85% of all the trash generated is incinerated, and all metal is recycled.
Compiles, investigates and submits accident reports. Conducts Safety Meetings.
Experienced in Workers Compensation, OSHA/NFPA/DOT HAZ Goods, IATA,
HAZWOPER, RCRA regulations/documentation. Maintains OSHA 300 Logs.
July 2004 to Calhoun Plastics & Chemicals Calhoun, GA
Production Manager/Transportation Manager
Responsible for formulating and testing liquid vinyl products.
Maintained a fleet of 8 tractor/trailers, and coordinated deliveries to over 100 customers in 15 states.
Implemented the DuPont STOP System and results were immediate due to 100% ownership of the 7 supervisors and the eagerness of the employees to safeguard the facilities and themselves.
Implemented new LEAN Quality/Safety Standards and Procedures to ensure quality, quantity and cost were in line of goals set by management.
Maintained daily inventory control and reported directly to the owner for forecasting measures
of raw materials, keeping inventory at a steady rate of 44,000 lbs. This was necessary due to the turnaround for product to customers in 3 days.
April 2003 to Springs Industries, Decorative Floors Div. Dalton, GA
Manager Safety and Training- Position eliminated due to down sizing.
Reduced the Accident recordable rate by 62% from 2002 by utilizing training and communication venues to bridge the language barrier of employees.
Introduced a new ergonomics program with the help of the safety committee and evaluating all machines and jobs to better the postures of the employeeâ€™s thus reducing back & shoulder injuries.
Initiated a job self-assessment evaluation for 30 job descriptions delineating the
strengths and weaknesses of each, along with recommendations to reduce risk.
Responsible for safety training for 511 personnel.
Reduced the Compensable Rate from 8.55 in 2002 to 1.90 in 2003, using varying methods of needs and task analysis and a rigorous training curriculum.
April 1983 to United States Navy
Education Cambridge State University BS Occupational Safety & Health