Expertise:

  • Health & Safety Program Development
  • Health & Safety Training
  • Safety Compliance
  • Stop Work and Behavior Based Safety Program Development
  • Field sampling (soil, air/soil-gas, groundwater, surface water, potable water)

  • Full Profile

    Aaron is a highly-motivated health and safety professional who is committed to keeping your team and workplace safe. With over 12 years of industry and consulting experience, his extensive expertise includes safety program development and training, environmental monitoring, and remediation of soil and groundwater with impacts of chlorinated solvents and petroleum. He has also delineated and investigated abandoned historic landfills.

    Education

    • B.A., Environmental Studies, Focus on Geology, Cleveland State University, 2006
    • Associates of Specialized Technology-Culinary Arts, Pennsylvania Culinary, 2000

    Professional Affiliations

    • American Society of Safety Engineers

    Certification & Training

    • American Heart Association, Heartsaver First Aid
    • OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training
    • OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher
    • OSHA Site Supervisor Certification
    • BP Fatigue Management
    • US Construction Council Competent Person Training (Excavation Safety)

    Key Experience

    Thermo Fisher Scientific, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

    EHS Engineering Specialist

    • Improved compliance for state and federal monitoring and records.
    • Investigated accidents and near-misses to optimize every learning opportunity.
    • Assisted in creation and editing of standard operating procedures for ISO certification.
    • Increased hazard, and near-miss, reporting by 600%.
    • Decreased recordable injuries 33%.
    • Created, introduced, and managed Stop-Work and behavior-based safety programs.

    Cardno, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina

    Branch Safety Officer

    • Designed and conducted the annual 8-hour OSHA HAZWOPER refresher training for the branch.
    • Conducted annual fit-tests for employees required/qualified to wear respirators.
    • Ensured all corporate training was completed through the company online Learning Management System.
    • Wrote, reviewed, and update site-specific Health and Safety Plans.
    • Reviewed and updated necessary Safety Data Sheets.
    • Ensured proper PPE use and provided training to new employees.
    • Performed safety/compliance audits of field activities.
    • Evaluated hazard recognition and incident reports and provided guidance for corrective action.
    • Performed inspections of safety equipment and work areas on regular intervals to ensure the safest conditions and that all applicable standards were met.
    • Acted as liaison between office and the Regional Safety Coordinator.
    • Improved Behavior Based Safety program participation to nearly 100%.
    • Worked with Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) to ensure radiation program was kept compliant and employees were not over exposed to hazardous levels of radiation.

    Staff Scientist

    • Scheduled a variety of subcontractors (drilling, vacuum truck operations, air-knifing, in-situ chemical injection contractors, etc.) as needed.
    • Oversight of field work while maintaining stringent safety protocols.
    • Performed soil sampling, air/soil-gas sampling, groundwater sampling, surface water sampling, and potable well sampling.
    • Logged soils and bedrock classifications, field screened and collected soil samples.
    • Supervised excavations and UST closures, and collected samples per state standards.
    • Conducted indoor air quality monitoring and remediation for a variety of hazardous chemicals of concern.
    • Entered data from field activities and wrote reports.

    URS, Cleveland, Ohio

    Graduate Environmental Scientist

    • Responsible for subcontractor oversight and soil sampling.
    • Supervised drilling (rotary, air rotary, and direct push), vacuum enhanced fluid recovery, and excavations.
    • Logged soil classifications and determined proper soil samples based on field screening and state standards.
    • Served as the Site Safety Officer
    • Completed an average of five field assignments per week within the State of Ohio.

    Hull and Associates, Inc., Solon, Ohio

    Scientist I

    • Field supply management: soil compaction testing, drilling oversight, soil sampling, well installation, well elevation surveying, and aquifer testing.
    • Assisted in transitioning work scopes for the implementation work for a large petroleum company.

    Technician I

    • Completed various UST-related fieldwork, such as groundwater sampling, manual LNAPL recovery, Vacuum Enhanced Fluid Recovery supervision.
    • Assisted with groundwater treatment system checks
    • Accountable for report writing support and maintaining the data tracking tables for various groundwater treatment systems.