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Karina Santolaja Resume - Safety Professional

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Karina Santolaja Resume - Safety Professional

  1. 1. KarinaSantolaja@gmail.com  19515 White Saddle Drive Germantown, MD 20874  202-255-2596 PROFILE Safety professional with a passion for safety and experience in developing and maintaining occupational safety & health programs, OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) & Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP), ANSI/AIHA Z-10 & OHSAS 18001 Management Systems, and Behavior Based Safety Program with the goal of relentlessly reducing frequency, severity, and cost of accidents and occupational illnesses. AREAS OF OPERATIONAL EXPERTISE  Hazard Identification & Control  OSHA Regulatory Compliance  OSHA Cooperative Programs – VPP & SHARP  Safety & Health Compliance Auditing  OHSAS 18001 & ANSI/AIHA Z-10  Safety & Health Management Systems  Integrated Management Systems  Employee engagement  Management System Auditing  Safety & Health Programs  Safety & Health Training  ISO 9001 & ISO 14001  Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis  Construction Project Safety Oversight  Behavior Based Safety Program  Maintenance & Repair Safety Oversight CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS  Developed and maintained a safety & health oversight management program of maintenance, repair and operations projects at AstraZeneca Supply Biologics.  Improved the safety culture and image of SHE Department at AstreZeneca Supply Biologics by building good working relationships with various plant departments and contractors.  Led General Recycling of Ohio, LLC. (division of Nucor Steel Marion, Inc.) in their efforts to achieve SHARP status in July 2010 and SHARP recertification in July 2013.  Led General Recycling of Ohio, LLC. in their efforts to register to AIHA/ANSI Z-10 and OHSAS 18001 Safety Management Systems. They were registered in July 2013.  Led safety & health initiatives during Nucor Steel Marion, Inc.’s initial registration to VPP in April, 2009 and subsequent recertification to VPP in November, 2012.  Developed a Hazard and Risk Assessment Program for Nucor Steel Marion, Inc. and General Recycling of Ohio, LLC.  Identified and developed safety & health related training for Nucor Steel Marion, Inc. and General Recycling of Ohio, LLC. Led many initiatives to develop New Hire Orientation. EXPERIENCE AstraZeneca Supply Biologics 633 Research Dr., Frederick, MD 21703 EHS Consultant 11/2014 - current KARINA SANTOLAJA
  2. 2. Karina Yergaliyeva Santolaja 2  Providing safety, health & environmental oversight of production areas, utilities, laboratories, renovation upgrades, small & large capital projects, maintenance and repair projects at a Biologics Facility.  Initiating and monitoring CAPA plans and site safety and health improvement projects.  Conducting incident investigations and briefing Senior Leadership Team on the results.  Developing and maintaining a safety oversight program of Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) contractor work, which involves constant communication with contractors, JHA review, Quarterly Safety Meetings, and safety field oversight.  Conducting field observations of all on-site contractors, maintenance and facility's work.  Reviewing and approving Job Safety Analysis of all projects.  Conducting safety and health classes (Fall Protection, Confined Space, Hot Work, LOTO, etc.).  Facilitating small capital projects planning process and safety meetings including coordination between various departments.  Developing and maintaining safety programs such as Hot Work, Control of Hazardous Energy, etc.  Facilitating quarterly safety meetings with all contractors.  Conducting safety audits of programs, procedures, guidelines, and forms. Oerlikon Metco (US) Inc. 1101 Prospect Ave Westbury NY 11590 Occupational Health & Safety Specialist 6/2014 – 11/2014  Developing, implementing and maintaining safety & health programs to reduce the frequency, severity, and cost of accidents and occupational illnesses, as well as TRIR and DART rates.  Applying safety and occupational health laws, regulations, principles, theories, practices, and procedures to advise on or resolve technical matters dealing with occupationalsafety and health requirements.  Analyzing and evaluating new and existing jobs, processes, products, or other systems to determine the severity and probability of hazards.  Leading incident investigation teams in their pursuit of preventing incidents through various root cause analysis techniques.  Determining and developing health & safety training need and conducting health & safety training for entire plant.  Working with IT department to develop a Safety & Health Management System in the SAP Software.  Assisting EHS Manager in Worker’s Compensation Administration.  Conducting monthly Safety Meetings for the entire plant.  Working with all departments on safety projects to eliminate or engineer out safety & health hazards. Nucor Steel Marion, Inc. 912 Cheney Avenue Marion, OH 43302 Health & Safety Specialist 9/2011 – 6/2014 Health & Safety Technician 5/2009 – 9/2011 Health & Safety Intern 2/2009 – 5/2009  Developing, implementing and maintaining safety & health programs.
  3. 3. Karina Yergaliyeva Santolaja 3  Applying safety and occupational health laws, regulations, principles, theories, practices, and procedures to advise on or resolve technical matters dealing with occupationalsafety and health requirements.  Maintaining a safety & health management system (ANSI/AIHA Z-10 & OHSAS 18001) with the goal of relentlessly reducing risk.  Conducting safety & health audits of Nucor Steel Marion Inc. and other Nucor Divisions against OSHA regulations and ANSI/AIHA Z-10 & OHSAS 18001 standards.  Analyzing and evaluating new and existing jobs, processes, products, or other systems to determine the severity and probability of hazards.  Managing, evaluating and auditing contractors against OSHA regulations and company specific safety & health standards.  Leading safety, quality and environmental internal audits and working with each department to implement corrective and preventive actions to eliminate identified safety nonconformances.  Working with each department on setting and achieving their safety and health goals.  Spearhead incident investigation teams to prevent incidents through comprehensive root cause analysis.  Training production employees, supervisors, leads, managers, newly hired and temporary employees in safety and occupational health subjects on an annual or as needed basis. EDUCATION Eastern Kentucky University Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management May 2009 University of Maryland Bachelor of Science in Marketing May 2007 Montgomery College Associate of Arts in Business Administration May 2005 CERTIFICATIONS  OSHA Authorized General Industry Trainer (OSHA 501 & 511)  Working towards Associated Safety Professional (ASP) certification PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP  American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)  Women in Safety Engineering (WISE)

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