About the Author

Shawn has been in the safety field since 2005. After his 10 year career as a Steelworker First Class Petty Officer in the United States Navy Seabees, he continued working in safety. He is currently a Safety Engineer with Syncom Space Services for the Synergy-Achieving Consolidated Operations and Maintenance (SACOM) contract at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, LA. The main manufacturing plant is one of the largest manufacturing plants in the world with 43 environmentally controlled acres under one roof.

His professional portfolio includes working with several well-known clients: Department of Homeland Security, US Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Navy (NAVFAC), BP, Huntsman Advanced Chemicals, Benteler Steel Tube, Voestalpine Steel, Valspar Paint Coatings, New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co, Atkinson Construction, and Syncom Space Services.

His core training includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Safety & Health along with US Navy Safety Inspector School (NEC 6021), OSHA 500 Train the Trainer, MSHA Part 46 Surface Mining, and a vast amount of misc. training.

He is an advocate of training for all employees and supports a strong coaching environment that supports production while keeping occupational safety a top value.


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