Last Updated: 6th August 2019 (over 3 years ago)

Costa Rica


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35 to 44

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English, Portuguese, Spanish


I am senior professional in Health, Safety, Security and environment (HSSE) responsible for develop and implement organizational Safety programs, with International experience in complex construction projects. Specialist review and update institutional HSE policies and conduct risk assessments to detect potential hazards and plan precautionary measures. Like a HSSE professional, I can evaluate the workplace environment and develop safety-management policies that identify and define the safety responsibilities of all employees. This involves assessing the nature of business activities, number of employees and existing policies. My extensive experience in large and complex construction projects of more than USD $ 600 M, develop skills policy that requires workers to report situations that present a risk and which they can't properly deal with on their own. A good safety management policy provides for adequate medical treatment and compensation for workplace injuries and reducing costs for the project.


American Heart Association, Inc
Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

   Feb 2017
— Feb 2017

The AHA's Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED Course has been updated to reflect new science in the 2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care and the 2015 American Heart Association and American Red Cross Update for First Aid. This course is designed to prepare students to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner.

This is the eLearning portion of the Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED blended learning course and is designed to teach students the cognitive information needed for first aid, CPR, and AED training.

Upon successful completion of both the online and hands-on portions of the course, students receive a course completion card, valid for two years.

British Safety Council
NEBOSH International Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

   Oct 2016
— Oct 2016

The NEBOSH International General Certificate (IGC) is the most popular international health and safety qualification and is essential for anyone wanting a successful career in health and safety. Holders of the IGC can apply for technical membership of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (Tech IOSH), the world’s largest health and safety membership organisation. Many students then progress to an International Diploma (Grad IOSH) and from there to chartered status (CMIOSH).

Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Safety Management Specialist (SMS)

   Jun 2016
— Jun 2016

Safety Management Specialists (SMS) are individuals with management skills required for a business’s safe operation, applying these safety skills on a full-time or part-time basis as part of their job duties. Some examples of an SMS’s activities include defining and utilizing an organization’s safety management systems; risk management; incident investigation and emergency preparedness; maintaining current knowledge of safety, health, and environmental (SH&E) concepts; and identifying the business case for safety.

ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management Systems Auditor
ISO 9001:2015 – Quality Management Systems Auditor

   Mar 2016
— Mar 2016

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) is internationally recognised as the world’s leading quality management standard and has been implemented by over one million organisations in over 170 countries globally. ISO 9001 implemented, to its full potential, becomes an invaluable asset to your organisation.
The purpose of the standard is to assist companies in meeting statutory and regulatory requirements relating to their product while achieving excellence in their customer service and delivery. The standard can be used throughout an organisation to improve the performance or within a particular site, plant or department.

American Heart Association, Inc
BLS - Basic Life Support

   Mar 2014
— Mar 2014

HeartCode BLS uses the latest eSimulation technology to enable students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. Utilizing a variety of eLearning assets such as dramatizations, eSimulations, animations, self-directed learning, and interactive activities, this course teaches BLS knowledge and skills. This method of learning provides training consistency, adaptability to different learning styles, and flexibility for the student’s and employer’s time. Students can work at their own pace applying their knowledge to real-time decision making and skills development. Blended training also supports the need for hands-on learning of psychomotor skills. Debriefings and coaching are provided immediately after each simulation.

American Heart Association, Inc
ACLS - Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

   Feb 2014
— Feb 2014

HeartCode® ACLS is a self-directed, comprehensive eLearning program that uses eSimulation technology to allow students to assess and treat patients in virtual healthcare settings. To enter the course, students must complete a precourse self-assessment. Students will then be presented with a team dynamics lesson and 10 In-hospital patient cases, including a BLS case and 2 megacode cases. The cases may be repeated as many times as necessary to pass. Upon successful completion of all the patient cases, students will take a multiple choice exam and must pass with a minimum score of 84%. There are a variety of additional videos as well as the ACLS Provider Manual and the 2015 Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care to enhance learning and facilitate successful completion of the patient cases.

Board of Certified Safety Professionals
Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

   Apr 2013
— Apr 2013

Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) are persons who perform at least 50% of professional level safety duties, including making worksite assessments to determine risks, assessing potential hazards and controls, evaluating risks and hazard control measures, investigating incidents, maintaining and evaluating incident and loss records, and preparing emergency response plans. Other duties could include hazard recognition, fire protection, regulatory compliance, health hazard control, ergonomics, hazardous materials management, environmental protection, training, accident and incident, investigations, advising management, record keeping, emergency response, managing safety programs, product safety and/or security.

Universidad Estatal a Distancia de Costa Rica
Master's Degree Criminology

   Jan 2010
— Dec 2012

Criminology is a multidisciplinary science that studies a diverse set of information related to criminal activities such as individual and group criminal activities, perpetrator psychology and effective means of rehabilitation. Criminology degrees examine social reaction to crime, methods and procedures to prevent and combat crime and social protection from crime. Criminology combines theories from other disciplines like psychology, sociology and law.

Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología
Master Degree Occupational Health and Safety

   Jan 2007
— Dec 2009

Since the advent of the Health and Safety at Work Act the philosophy of managing work based hazards has changed from a reactive rule based protocol to one based on the assessment and management of risks. More recently there has been the recognition of the need to go beyond simply avoiding unwanted outcomes and developing a wider dimension of organizational resilience.
The systematic assessment and management of workplace hazards demand the development of existing knowledge and skills. Good employers now recognize that managing health and safety has not only legal and moral imperatives, but also makes good business sense. In addition, the Master's Degree in Occupational Health prepares the student to face the demands of the sector and grants the right to be examined to obtain three Internal Auditor Certificates in OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 with Bureau Veritas. Its main purpose is to identify and analyze the legal requirements on Health and Safety at Work, quality and environment to which companies are subject, as well as to train technicians in the different specialties and preventive disciplines of Safety at Work, Hygiene Industrial, Occupational Medicine and Ergonomics and Psycho sociology.


APM Terminals (Construction Divsion)
Regional HSSE Manager, - Central América and México

   Jan 2001
— Dec 2018

• Responsible for the safety and security of the workers, contractors, suppliers and visitors, in construction projects developed by APM Terminals and A.P. Møller - Mærsk in various places in the world.
• Construction projects with an approximate work population of 1800 to 2000 workers.
• Experience in projects of more than 400,000 square meters with a cost exceeding 600 million dollars.
• Establish a technical skill track for a variety of HSE professional needs including Industrial hygienists, System HSE, Construction HSE, and health physicists
• Engage in specific project and office locations to resolve complex problems, support training, and support meeting critical milestones
• Engage in supporting HSE policy and procedure development for implementation specific to company needs
• Ensure global mandatory training requirements are consistently met, and develop regional customization and implementation planning
• Participate in presentations, internal presentations, weekly HSE conference calls, and other communications.
• Develop HSE reports (i.e. monthly board reports) and communications (i.e. Alerts) to disseminate incidents, lessons learned and best practices
• Verbally notify the Director of HSE of serious incidents (including days away from work)
• Provide acquisition support by defining resources required to support Region-specific due diligence and transition efforts
• Take personal ownership and responsibility for protecting people from harm, and for developing strategies that drive performance and support continuous improvement
• Own and maintain open communication with the Manning Director to provide technical resource guidance, to ensure alignment, and to assure consistent implementation of HSE process tools that support company HSE strategic plans and objectives
• Participate in company HSE business plan development and monitors performance for effective implementation; Drive consistency in implementation of HSE Mandates
• Work with Area HSE Managers to ensure alignment with operations and construction
• Support Area HSE managers by monitoring and analyzing HSE performance to identify improvement opportunities and advancement
• Support specific Realizing Zero – Zero Harm Culture HSE initiatives to drive optimum HSE performance
• Provide HSE indoctrination and orientation for key HSE professional hires and operational counterparts.
• Participate in Global HSE Committee by taking subcommittee assignments on an as needed basis; communicate committee's activities, actions and meeting information to company counterparts
• Manage recognition and awards programs; support selection of qualified projects and offices
• Network with industry associations, companies, Safety professionals and regulatory bodies. Benchmark against industry and company standards
• Develop, administer and monitor budgets for assigned Region and corporate responsibility
• Company HSE Management System and Process Tools
• Planning HSE into Region's business and work processes
• Recruiting, retention and career development of HSE resources
• Realizing Zero – Zero Harm Culture implementation
• HSE Training and Education

United Nations (OCHA)
Senior Safety Officer, (Latin America and the Middle East)

   Jan 1997
— Dec 2000

• Support the development of HSS policies and programs
• Advise and instruct on various safety-related topics
• Conduct risk assessment and enforce preventative measures
• Review existing policies and measures and update according to legislation
• Initiate and organize HSS training of employees and executives
• Inspect premises and the work of personnel to identify issues or non-conformity (e.g. not using protective equipment)
• Oversee installations, maintenance, disposal of substances etc.
• Stop any unsafe acts or processes that seem dangerous or unhealthy
• Record and investigate incidents to determine causes and handle worker's compensation claims
• Prepare reports on occurrences and provide statistical information to upper management
• Audits, and Inspections
• Measuring HSE performance
• Subcontractor pre-qualification process
• Risk Management

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