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 Expert  722219

Expert in Safety Management in Industry and Construction


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Ireland
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At Abbott Laboratories (Ireland) Expert served as the chief technical resource for the sterilization of medical devices by ionizing radiation (gamma) and ethylene oxide (EO). He was directly responsible for certification and validation of a number of gamma irradiation facilities in Europe. This also involved development, testing and approval of a wide range of plastic materials. He was intimately involved in the startup of the major contract gamma sterilization facility in Ireland. He developed a novel (confidential) source characterization technique that greatly simplified this task as well as developing a simple product simulation system that facilitated accurate placing of dosimeters during multiple runs. He also managed the construction of a new automated EO sterilization facility with a capacity for three 12-pallet chambers. He also developed and implemented the validation protocols for this equipment.

Expert is a Graduate Member of the UK Institute of Packaging and has many years' experience in the selection of materials, package design, and automatic packaging equipment for the disposable medical device industry, particularly in the area of high-speed form-fill-seal equipment. He currently lectures on pharmaceutical packaging design to pharmaceutical science students.

Expert has considerable experience in the use of cobalt-60 sterilization systems. He was responsible for the development and implementation of the first customer validation programs carried out on an MDS-Nordion facility in Ireland in 1995.

Having recently completed a Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety (with Distinction) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in OH&S (with 1st Class Honours), Expert is now using his over 30 years of manufacturing engineering experience to advise on construction safety. He is currently on contract to Ireland's largest construction company in the capacity of Safety Manager on a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. The key responsibilities here relate to managing the safety related activities of external contractors, including risk assessments, development of control measures, and reviewing/approving method statements. Specific areas of application include: developing and delivering accident and injury reduction programs; advising on confined space safety; dealing with excavations, drainage and general ground works; eye protection against injury from the use of various processes including rotating, percussion, and explosive tools, hand tools, plant and specialized equipment and use of chemicals; administration of a permitting system for many activities including "working at heights"; and development and implementation of lockout/tagout procedures for electrical, mechanical, and chemical processes.

In addition to his on-the-job consulting work mentioned above, Expert advises on safety in off-the-job situations including on the topic of "home safety". He has also recently delivered safety lectures to schools, under the banner of "Play Safe-Stay Safe,” in relation to construction sites.

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irradiation sterilization

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medical device package testing

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medical device sterility

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medical device sterilization

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medical device irradiation sterilization

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gamma-ray sterilization

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medical instrument sterilization

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medical device packaging design

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medical device packaging material

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medical device packaging process

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cobalt-60 sterilization

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contractor safety

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construction safety

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construction safety management

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contractor safety management

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safety

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safety code

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safety engineering

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safety management

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occupational safety

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building safety

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A Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction Program

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confined space safety

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excavation safety

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eye safety

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fall protection

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lock out tag procedure

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agricultural safety

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aircraft safety

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asbestos safety

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chemical process safety engineering

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construction

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construction accident

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construction safety equipment

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electric circuit safety

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electrical safety

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emergency management

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environmental safety

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excavation

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Occupational Safety and Health Administration

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plant safety

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off-the-job safety

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accident reduction

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workplace design

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flight instruction


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1975   Graduate Diploma   Packaging Engineering   UK Institute of Packaging  
1966   Diploma   Electrical /Telecomunucations Engineering   College of Technology, Kevin St. Dublin  
2004   B.Sc.   Occupational Health & Safety   Sligo IT, Sligo, Ireland   1st Class Honours
2005   Diploma   Training & Further Education   National Univ.of Ireland Maynooth   Ist Class Honors

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Health , Safety & Environment

 

Regional HSE Co-ordinator

 

He is responsible for managing the implemenation and operation of HSE management systems at up to 20 Construction sites. These systems have ISO 14000 (Environmental) and OSHAS 18000 (Safety) accreditation.

2003 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Construction Safety

 

Safety & Environmental Advisor

 

He is presently on a contract as the Site Safety Manager on an expansion to an existing pharmaceutical manufacturing facility. This responsibility covers all safety management aspects of external contractors, including civil, structural, architectural, mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation activities.

2001 to 2004

 

Sligo Institution of Technology

 

Engineering & Science

 

Part Time Lecturer

 

He lectured to both engineering and science students on a range of modular topics including: industrial automation, intellectual property management, and pharmaceutical packaging.

1979 to 2000

 

Abbott Laboratories

 

Technical/Engineering

 

Manager

 

Expert held various Technical/Managerial positions, including Manager of Packaging Development, Manager of Process Development, Manager of Product Development, Manager of Sterilization Technology, and Project Manager.

1976 to 1979

 

Becton Dickinson

 

Engineering

 

Senior Development Engineer

 

He was a Senior Development Engineer with special responsibility for Assembly Automation and Packaging Systems.

1970 to 1976

 

Becton Dickinson

 

Quality Assurance

 

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

 

He was a Quality Assurance Engineer with special responsibility for Process Development including conversion to Gamma Sterilization.

1966 to 1970

 

Phillips Electrical & General Electric

 

Quality Assurance

 

QA Specialist

 

Expert had various QA Specialist responsibilities including Reliability Engineering and Process Analysis.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a Chartered Member of the UK Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) and a member of the Occupational Hygiene Society of Ireland (OHSI).


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2000 to   Irish Aviation Authority   Pilot Experience Examiner   He is responsible for review of pilot flight time and verification of compliance with experience requirements at a number of flight training locations.
2006 to   Health and Safety Authority   Advisor   He examines government managed Apprentice Training Curricula for Safety content and makes recommendations in relation to safety practices and methodology.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert currently provides a safety and environmental consultancy service to construction and manufacturing clients.
  • Expert provides assistance with interpretation of regulatory requirements in relation to safety and environmental management systems.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Construction safety expert for consulting on job site safety management.
  • Logistics expert for consulting on transportation of hazardous chemicals.
  • Expert in packaging for consulting on a design for medical devise.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in medical device sterilization for consulting on reviewing medical implant equipment.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2001 to 2001   USA   Expert has advised a large medical device manufacturing firm in relation to the selection of a sterilization system and the implications for existing product materials.
1995 to 1995   Canada/Ottawa   He was an invited speaker to an international gamma processing conference in Ottawa hosted by Nordion International--a major player in the field of gamma sterilization--on the subject of conversion to gamma sterilization.
1994 to 1994   Puerto Rico   He was an invited speaker on the subject of CE Mark accreditation at a sterilization conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1994.

Market Research:
Expert spent three years as a product development manager for venipuncture products for Abbott Laboratories.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert has delivered several lectures in relation to ethylene oxide (EO) and gamma sterilization systems. These related to equipment design, validation, and materials. He has also been invited to speak on the topic of project management by the Institution of Engineers of Ireland. In addition, he has developed and implemented acceptable flight training and ground school programs to meet the requirements of the European Joint Aviation Requirements. Expert has developed and delivered a range of safety training programs for the Irish Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and for Sligo Institute of Technology ( Dip. and Degree level).

Other Skills and Services

He holds a current JAA flight instructor rating and has considerable experience in the delivery of ab initio flight instruction and ground training courses to fixed wing pilots.


 

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