D. Eric Halverson, MS, CSP, President
Eric Halverson, is a Certified Safety Professional Living in Kent, Ohio. He has over 23 years experience in the field of safety with 20 years at ExxonMobil Chemical, is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Masters In Analytical Chemistry and a graduate of North Texas State University with a BS in Chemistry and Minor in Mathematics. Eric is an Air Force veteran with 8 years of service as a medic and public health specialist, and was NCOIC of his work area upon his honorable discharge from service to pursue his education.
His experience in the Chemicals Division of ExxonMobil in basic research and development started in the laboratories supporting the materials characterization labs and developing quality and safety training programs, then as a primary contact for the site Safe Operations committee evaluating management of change activities in the laboratories and pilot units. His responsibilities at ExxonMobil included Laboratory Supervisor, Quality control and training, Hazard and Operability risk assessment Leader, Incident Investigator, Safety Management Systems Coordinator and Administrator, Process Safety Management, Management Advisor, SH&E regulatory compliance auditor, Safety Management system audit leader/trainer
His most recent assignment with ExxonMobil was as the Safety Health and Environmental Advisor managing the HS&E activities for Advanced Elastomer Systems in Akron, Ohio. They are a supplier of Thermoplastic resins now wholly owned by ExxonMobil Corporation. Eric was brought to Akron to bring their management systems program in line with the ExxonMobil Operations Integrity Management Systems. His main focus was the implementation and administration of safety management systems for that business, based on the Responsible Care® program of the American Chemical Council. This was completed in 2008. ExxonMobil closed their Wadsworth production facility and was downsizing their Ohio R&D operations by 20% and Eric had an opportunity to retire with 20 years of experience in Polymers and Chemicals research and manufacturing, rather than move to yet another location. The major challenges in recent years have been ergonomics, lifting, slips, trips, and falls;and environmental compliance. Their goal is zero Injuries, and their personal safety program activities based on personnel involvement has been a major contributor to an excellent safety record.
In his last role as a contract Safety Administrator he worked 20 months in what started as a 6 month contract with the New York Power Authority in New York City overseeing Safety and Health programs for 13 Power Plants in the South East New York region. The operations included two combined cycle power plants and 11 natural gas fed turbine units used to supply power to the nearby areas during peak usage.
It’s good to have a business in which the greatest problem is having to deal with someone tripping in the parking lot, but even that we find, can be an expensive injury whether it falls (excuse the pun) under workers comp, employer provided medical insurance, comprehensive liability or off the job. In either case the employee can be unavailable for work and the bottom line is significantly affected. Unfortunately, many businesses have not yet gained the benefit of a fully functioning SH&E program in which the frequency and severity of injuries and incidents both on and off the job, is under control. Higher risk activities such as power plants and chemical plants need to receive a higher focus with concerted efforts maintained to assure training and regulatory issues are kept current in an attempt to eliminate significant incidents.
My family and myself are involved in the Kent community and have a desire to help our neighbors. We like to frequent local area businesses and want a strong Ohio business climate. I would be humbled to have the opportunity to help your company to be even more successful and allowing it to be a great place for people in our community to work.
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