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Type: Resume
Name: Barbara A. Eckels
Title: Safety Director
Company: Open Joist 2000
Address: 3778 Oneida Valley Road
City: Emlenton
State: PA
Country: USA
Date: 2/18/2003
Time: 12:16:55 PM


EXPERIENCE October 2002 to Present Open Joist 2000 Safety Director Regularly inspects facility operations to ensure that safe job practices are followed, protective Equipment is properly utilized and all required machine process guards are in place and operational. Investigates and facilitates the investigation of all accidents and near miss occurrences, identifies trends and causes and ensures the corrective measures are implemented. Develop safety programs, acts as safety consultant for safety committee, coordinates annual fire inspection tours and planned/unplanned tours by other safety and health regulatory agencies. September 2001 to April 2002 Safety Inspector Department of Military and Veterans Affairs In addition to all safety aspects I am assisting the Veteran’s Homes in Western Pennsylvania on up-dating their emergency preparedness plan, doing safety inspections at armories in Western PA. March 2000- August 2001 Safety Coordinator Interforest Darlington, PA Reevaluating all safety programs, updating and re-implementing the safety programs i.e. lockout/tagout, confined space entry, forklift training, safety orientation hazardous communications, assisting supervisor with their monthly safety topics with their employees, documentation of all training with in the plant, doing incident investigations, reorganizing Interforest safety team, involving reorganization of the safety team, re-implementing safety walk-through the plant, looking for training programs for the safety committee, help setting up machine procedures for each piece of machinery i.e. start up and shut down, assisting supervisors with training their employees on job procedures and hazards of the job., assisting other plant personal who do not have safety coordinator with updating their safety programs, assisting plant engineer and plant manager with daily safety processes. Reevaluating Interforests’ emergency action plan, updating information, rewriting and implementing procedures. 1997- Mar 2000 Service Technicians Society Warrendale,PA Receptionist  General duties include inventory of Service Technicians Society materials used for general information mailings, membership mailing and trade show materials.  Membership, product sales and customer service for Society.  Society of Automotive Engineers safety committee. My task is to set up training for safety committee members. Reevaluating SAE Emergency Preparedness Plan. Write introductory booklet for new members of the safety committee explaining their duties and responsibilities. January 2000-March 2000 Safety-part-time Interforest Darlington, PA  Assisting Inforest with pro-active approach of pda’s (physical demand analysis) collectively gathering data on msd (musculoskeletal disorders) to comply with OSHA proposed ergonomics program standard.  Making recommendation for OSHA compliance through out the facility i.e. record keeping, house keeping, confined space, guards on machinery, and training needed.  Re-evaluation of their emergency preparedness plan. 1987-January 1992 Slippery Rock University SlipperyRock,PA Assistant to the Fire Safety Specialist  Assisting in fire safety programs.  Assisted fire and safety specialist in investigations of reported incidents involving staff members, students, and visitors. Acted as student monitor in the absence of the Safety Director & Fire Safety Specialist based on excellent job performance. May 1991-Sept. 1991 Slippery Rock University Slippery Rock,PA Internship  Involved with numerous campus safety programs.  Trained safety students: inspections on fire extinguishers, pull box alarms, smoke & heat detectors, emergency egress, and safety inspections of all University buildings. Sept. 1994-Jan-1995 NAPCO Valencia,PA Safety Specialist  Updating safety data sheets for CORBUS program. Updating material for training of personnel. July 1974-December 1991 Emergency Communicator Butler County 9-1-1 Butler, PA  Collecting and dissemination of information to the right emergency departments i.e. fire, ambulance, police, instrumental in assembling information that part-time dispatcher would use with NCIC and the CLEAN system. Collectively gather information to assist in dispatching the proper county fire/rescue departments closest to the emergency.. Assisting in training new full-time and part-time dispatchers. EDUCATION 1991 December 1991, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA BS Bachelor of Science (Occupational Health and Safety Management) Major QPA 3.0 COMMUNITY & LEADERSHIP Zonta International, 1994, Vice President, local chapter, 1994-1996, President,1996-1998, Area VI Director 1998-May 2000, Women in the Fire Service 1991-present, Boy Scouts, Girls Scouts, Slippery Rock Community swim team. VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES Butler County Hazardous Materials response team (active member), 1988-present, Slippery Rock Fire Company & Rescue Team (retired) 1976-present, Pennsylvania Association of Arson Investigation (associate member) 1990-present

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