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browne--ben-resume- May 2015


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browne--ben-resume- May 2015

  1. 1. BEN BROWNE 767 SE Waterside Way Phone: 812.568.5239 Stuart, FL 34997 Email: SE NIOR SAFE T Y MANAG E R A top-performing Senior Safety Manager credited with combining analysis and strategic planning expertise to deliver substantial improvement in field safety audits and company metrics. Strong expertise in developing and implementing safety plans, as well as determining root causes, and proactively reducing risk. Highly accomplished in training field staff and management and ability to build and maintain relationships. AREAS OF EXPERTISE  Problem Solving & Analysis  Incident Reduction & Mitigation  Strategic Planning & Procedures  Incident Investigations  Metrics & Performance Improvement  Field Audits & Compliance  New Policy Development  OSHA Standards  Process Implementation  Personnel Training  Field Supervision  Safety Plan Improvement KEY SKILLS ASSESSMENT INCIDENT REDUCTION – Develop and implement strategic and targeted safety polices to aggressively reduce incidents and improve safety metrics. TEAM MANAGEMENT – Committed to quarterbacking internal teams through the exchange of knowledge, experience, and goal sharing to optimize strategies and drive procedures. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CUPERTINO ELECTRIC, INC., SAN JOSE, CA 2014 – PRESENT CORPORATE EHS MANAGER  Ensure adherence to company safety policies by supervising all Site Safety Managers and Field Safety Coordinators for utility, or utility scale, projects,  Oversee the development of site-specific safety plans for high voltage substations and transmission and distribution projects.  Exceed standards in development of safety plans for all job bids.  Create the Cal-OSHA Incident and Illness Prevention Program to ensure compliance with California OSHA.  Ensure thoroughness and accuracy by collaborating in all incident investigations.  Vet all incident root causes through analysis and investigation.  Prevent incident reoccurrence through design and implementation of counter-measures.  Co-manage all injury claims with Risk Prevention and the third party Workers Compensation Administrator.  Remain current in all related OSHA and safety standards, including Federal and State Plan OSHA 1926 Construction and 1910 Maintenance standards.  Develop and execute NFPA 70 E and NESC Arc Flash program, ensuring compliance with the industry standards to make a safety environment and properly rated PPE, protecting employees from the heat energy of an arc flash.  Maintain NECA adherence and ANSI and ASTM Standard compliance. NEXTERA ENGERY RESOURCES, JUNO BEACH, FLORIDA 2012 – 2014 SENIOR SAFETY SPECIALIST  Managed safety performance for 126 wind farms, in 26 states, with 900 employees.  Collaborated with the VP, Regional Directors, and the individual site leaders to ensure regulatory compliance and the safety of each employee.  Implemented strategic initiatives, such as Human Factored procedures, to create more effective guidelines personnel, including protective rubber glove/sleeve testing, high wind work, environmental safety program, and hazard identification.  Increased transparency and documented safety metrics by presenting a statistical analysis of leading and lagging indicators to senior leadership monthly.
  2. 2. Ben Browne Resume, Page 2  Led cross functional team including IT, IS, Engineering and senior leadership to implement a Safety Dashboard that tracked both leading and lagging indicators in real time for all sites individually, regionally and fleet wide.  Developed and executed an Incident Communication tools that effectively communicated incidents for High and Medium risk jobs.  Standardized and streamlined incident response by establishing an Incident investigation Program.  Determined the root cause of incidents through thorough analysis.  Reduced repeated incidents by 50% by creating the Mitigation Strategy targeting root causes.  Wrote and applied an industry-best Ergonomic training program for Wind Technicians, including video script writing, shot list creation, directing, filming, and assistant editing.  Obtained a 50% drop in OSHA Recordable Injuries through strategic guidance and a focus on leading indicators. VECTREN CORPORATION, EVANSVILLE, IN 2008 – 2012 CORPORATE SAFETY CONSULTANT, GAS AND ELECTRIC OPERATIONS  Maintained regulatory compliance and the safe operation of the Electric Grid and Gas Transmission and Distribution including: five operating centers, three corporate offices, a fleet garage and central warehousing.  Created incident investigation program and conducted and analyzed accidents to determine cause.  Managed Workers Compensation Claims, DOT Gas Operations compliance, OSHA General Industry, 1926 Subpart V and 1910.269 standards, as well as, all subsequent applicable consensus standards such as, NFPA, NESC, AGA, ANSI and ASTM.  Created and implemented a 100% fall protection program.  Drove a 20% reduction in both recordable incidents and motor vehicle incidents.  Developed an electrical contractor safety program and an OSHA 1926-1400 compliant Crane program.  Implemented a professional driving safety program.  Produced and executed a NESC compliant Arc Flash mitigation program for Electric Delivery and a NFPA 70 Arc Flash program for Facilities and Maintenance.  Reduced DART cases from an average of five to one case per year.  Earned Best In Class rate of 0.46 preventable by reducing MVA’s from an average of five to one per year. IDIANAPOLIS POWER AND LIGHT, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 1991 – 2008 POWER DELIVERY AND AES CORPORATE SAFETY  Rewrote the corporate Energy Delivery Safety Manual.  Led Global Serious Incident & Fatality Investigation Teams.  Collaborated on the national and international High Voltage Lineman Training Program Development.  Led the domestic and global substation, transmission and distribution Safety Audit Teams.  Member of the national and international Power Plant Safety Auditing team.  Developed global safety standards.  A key player on teams to establish global Safety Audit Protocol. Previous positions include Journeyman Lineman and Apprentice Lineman with Indianapolis Power and Light. EDUCATION & TRAINING Certified Utility Safety Professional, (CUSP) General Studies, Indiana University-Perdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN Certificate, Safety Management, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN OSHA 10 Journeyman High Voltage Lineman Excavation Competent Person Certificate Bob Pike Certified Train the Trainer Certified 100% Fall Protection Trainer