EHSPRSM

Environmental Health & Safety ​Professional Resources

 

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EHS PROFESSIONALS

 

We are board certified Safety & Health Professionals who have managed programs in manufacturing, petrochemical and construction industries. We have managed using the top programs of the two+ decades. ​Knowing what works and why has created safety systems, when implemented correctly, which become nothing short of a common sense, productive business models.   

Dr. John W. Wells Jr., MS, CSP, CMIOSH
Sr. Consultant/Owner 

I have over twenty-five years Industrial management experience (Texaco, GoodYear, and more...) in manufacturing, petroleum, and chemical industries having experience with OSHA's VPP, BST®, Dow's Safe Working Styles©, DuPont's STOP™, along with numerous other programs, all supplemented by my past university positions. As a speaker, author, and practitioner, I continue to evolve my global philosophies assisting companies in building sustainable safety cultures. As a transformational leader I am experienced in team building, conceptual planning, and implementing world-class EHS systems. Programs I have established have resulted in millions saved through loss control, incident reduction, recycling, material substitutions, and safety system enhancements. My hallmark is success through responsibility, accountability, and proactive participation, engaging all levels of an organization. (SeeIndustry Exposure/Clients link in navigation bar above.) 

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Degrees Held

UNION UNIVERSITY, Jackson, TN - EdD Higher Education Leadership - Research "Professional Commitment, Ethical Reasoning, and the Belief In Regulatory Compliance As Perceived By Safety Professionals” Published 2012.

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY, Murray, KY - M.S. Occupational Safety and Health (EHS Management & Ergonomic emphasis)

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY, Murray, KY - B.S. Occupational Safety and Health (EHS Management emphasis) 

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Murray State University, Assistant Professor  

OSH 320 Environmental & Occupational Health Engineering Technology

OSH 387 OSHA Standards for General Industry and Construction

OSH 527/627 Air Contaminants & Industrial Ventilation

OSH 687 Wastewater Treatment

OSH 689 Solid and Hazardous Waste Treatment

​24-Hour Hazmat Technician - OSH Training Center

Environmental / IH Sampling Equipment Labs

 

Lamar University, Port Arthur, Texas                                                                             

I served as an adjunct instructor and curriculum adviser for the Environmental Process Program. 
HMT 133-66 Training and Compliance in Hazard Communication Program Development            
HMT 231-66 Environmental Regulations
HMT 235-66 Industrial Hygiene Chemical Health Effects
HMT 241-66 40 Hour Hazardous Material Technician Certification
EST 132-66 Industrial Process
HMT 243-66 Hazardous Waste Management

 

Publications And Conference Presentations

Wells, J. (1996). “1, 3 Butadiene Proposed Standard: What’s In Store for Industry.” August 1996 issue, Professional Safety Journal of

       the American Society of Safety Engineers      

​Wells, J. (2001). “Why Safety Committees Fall Short.” September 2001 issue, Occupational Health & Safety Magazine    
Wells, J. (2003). “How Effective Is Your Safety Culture.” September 2003 issue, Occupational Health & Safety Magazine    
Wells, J. (2003). “Building a Safety Culture.” November 2003, Contractor Tools and Supplies Magazine    
Wells, J. (2004). Building a Safety Culture. Presented during the 27th Annual Tennessee Safety & Health Congress & 
Exposition.
Wells, J. (2011). Professional Commitment, Ethical Reasoning and the Belief in Regulatory Compliance: A Generational 
Study of 21st 
       Century Safety Professionals. Presented during the 34th Annual Tennessee Safety & Health Congress & Exposition.

Wells, J. (2013). “Commitment, Ethics & Compliance: A look at the perceptions in the SH&E Profession.” September 2013

       issue, Professional Safety Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers 

Wells, J. (2014) " Is Your Safety Program Under RAPPS". Presented During the Region IV VPPPA Conference, Asheville, NC.

Wells, J. (2014) " Is Your Safety Program Under RAPPS". Presented as Key Speaker for Pella Corporation Annual Safety Conference.

Wells, J. (2014) " Is Your Safety Program Under RAPPS". Published October 28, 2014, Occupationl Helath & Safety Magazine Blog.

       http://ohsonline.com/Blogs/The-OHS-Wire/2014/10/Is-Your-Safety-Program-Under-RAPPs.aspx

Wells, J. (2014) " The Evolution of OSH Curricula: Four Decades of Advancing the Safety Profession." December 2014 issue,

       Professional Safety Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers

Wells, J. (2015). “Is Your Safety Program Under RAPP’s”. January 2015 issue, Occupational Health & Safety Magazine

Wells, J. (2015 ). Seminar Speaker at VPPPA Region IV Conference " Is Your Program Under RAPP's".

Wells, J. (2015). Tennessee Annual Safety Conference Speaker. "Safety Responsibility, Accountability, and Proactive Participation. The

           Cultural Elements which Managament affects."

Wells, J. (2016). Region IV VPPPA Safety & Health Excellence Conference, "Managing Ethical Challenges."


Experienced In:

• Multi-site EHS Management             • Incident Command/Security            • Keynote Speaker/Presenter/Trainer

• Emergency Response                      • Incident Investigation/Training         • Strategic Planning

• Staff Mentoring & Coaching             • Behavior Based Safety                     • Ergonomic Analysis/Design

• Fleet Safety                                      • Contractor Safety Management        • Cellular Manufacturing

• Refinery & Chemical Processes       • Material Flow and Automation          • Hazardous Waste Management

• Waste Reduction/Recycling              • Industrial Hygiene                             • Computer Based Training

• Trend Analysis                                  • Drug Free Workplace Programs       • On-Site Medical Management/Work Comp

• OSHA VPP                                        • Environmental Management            • Process Safety Management

 

​​Certifications:

Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Since 1994 Cert# 12214

Charter Member Institute Occupational Safety & Health (CMIOSH) Cert# 177157

40-Hour Hazardous Waste Site Worker (Murray State University)

80-Hour Hazardous Material Technician (Association of American Railroads - TCCI Pueblo, CO)

40-Hour Incident Commander (Association of American Railroads - TCCI Pueblo, CO)

32-Hours as Industrial Fire Training Instructor (Lamar University Industrial Fire & Hazardous Materials Training Center)

16-Hour Fire Brigade Officer (Lamar University Industrial Fire & Hazardous Materials Training Center)

16-Hour Flammable Liquid Fire Fighting (Refinery Terminal Fire Company Training Academy, Corpus Christi, Texas)
32-Hour Industrial Fire Fighting (Lamar University Industrial Fire & Hazardous Materials Training Center, Beaumont, TX)
24-Hour Confined Space & Rope Rescue  (Wright Rescue, Cert.# T.C.F.P.  - F.D.I.D. 7076)

Radiation Safety Officer/ Radiological worker Level 2

Industrial Rigging Safety Competent Person

30-Hour General Industry Safety & Health Cert# 17-000093664

Uniter States Army, Military Police School, Fort McClellan, AL (October 1984)

Emergency Medical Technician 1987-1989  

 

Career Positions

Senior Consultant/Owner, EHSPR, Dyersburg, Tennessee                                                      
Associate Professor OSH, murray state University, Murray, Kentucky                                          
Corporate EHS Manager (Heavy Manufacturing), ERMCO, Dyersburg, Tennessee                                        
Multi-Site Safety & Health Manager, Teknor Apex, Brownsville, Tennessee                                                      
The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.,                                                                                                                 
    - Manager, Safety & Health (Manufacturing) Union City, Tennessee                                                              
    - Regional Coordinator, Safety & Health (Chemical Production) Texas Chemical Operations                                  
    - Plant Coordinator, Occupational Health & Safety (Chemical Production), Beaumont, Texas                      
    - Appointment to the Corporate EHS audit team for both North American Tire and the Chemical Division
Safety Engineer (Petroleum Refining) Texaco (Star Enterprise), Port Arthur, Texas                                          
Adjunct College Instructor, Lamar University, Port Arthur, Texas                                                                         
SHE Manager (Manufacturing) The Duriron Company( Now Flowserve Corp.), Cookeville, Tennessee                                                  
Industrial Hygiene Consultant Mosely and Associates Inc., Nashville, Tennessee                                                      
Corporate Safety Supervisor (Oil Exploration) Western Geophysical, Houston, Texas                                        
Army National Guard, Murray, Kentucky (Honorable Discharge)                                                                           
    - Military Police Officer, 614th Military Police Company


Professional Organizations:

· ASSE Professional Member

· 2004-05 President of the American Society of Safety Engineers Northwest Tennessee Chapter

· 1996-97 President of the American Society of Safety Engineers Sabine Neches Chapter

· 1995-96 Secretary of the American Society of Safety Engineers Sabine Neches Chapter

· 1992-97 Sabine Neches Fire Chiefs Association Member.

· 1992-94 Golden Triangle Business Round Table Safety Committee, Contractor Safety Awards Sub-Committee Member

· Various Local Emergency Planning Committees.

 

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