Name : Keith Dean
Industry Type : Building Products - Equipment
City & State : Nashville, Tn
Job Title Corporate Safety Manager
Relocation Preferences : greater Houston area
Objective : multi site/ multi project responsibility opportunity.
Resume :  
Keith Dean
Spring Hill, TN. 37174


Corporate Business Team Safety Manager
Risk Reduction Leadership Project Development Compliance

Results-oriented leader with proven success in managing all aspects of a robust Safety Management System with an international building products manufacturer. Background includes 15+ years expertly overseeing multi million dollar budget resources while gaining a reputation as an innovative problem solver. Directly involved with Corporate Leadership Teams in developing strategic business plans, management of change, asset protection, OSHA compliance, workers compensation cost reduction, international regulations and systems development. Successful implementation in both union and non union environments. Strong advocate of Lean Six Sigma process with additional expertise in:

New Product Development Employee Development MOC
Process Improvement VPP Recognition Systems Development
Strategic Planning Facility Assessment Residual Risk Reduction


LP, the worlds largest Oriented Strand Board producer, selected as one of Americas Safest Companies by Occupational Hazards Magazine in 2007. Lowest Corporate TIR in Building Products Industry with 0.83.
Guided Engineered Wood Products manufacturing facilities in sustaining a TIR of 0.84 or below for the last 4 years, (2005-2008).
Entire EWP Business awarded APA Safety Recognition in 2006, a first for LP.
Oversaw 78% reduction in total Workers Compensation Costs from 2004 through 2008.
Standing Member of the LP Corporate Risk Management Council, The LP EHS Council, LP EWP Business Team and the LP Corporate Core Safety Team
Recognized by the Tennessee Safety Congress Board of Directors for conducting a Safety Management System workshop in 2008
Cultivated positive relationships with Region VI OSHA, WorkSafe BC (Canada) and CalOSHA Compliance Officers.
Team Leader, Corporate Investigations
Project Team Member for 150 million+ Brownfield LSL renovation
Multi site responsibilities, including international facilities, since 2000.

Professional Experience

Louisiana Pacific Corporation, Nashville, Tennessee 2005-2009
An International Building Products Manufacturer
Corporate Business Team Safety Manager, EWP

Generated turnaround safety performance with hands on approach involving key players of the site Leadership Teams. Documented improvements in total WC costs identified above. Overall TIR improvement within Engineered Wood Products of 89%.
EWP awarded LPs CEO Award, for Lowest TIR within the Corporation 2 out of the last 3 years.
Reinvigorated open lines of communication with Operations Managers and Corporate Functional Safety.
Developed and implemented Compliance Safety Leading Indicators Index ensuring compliance metrics align with Business Team Strategic Goals.
Implemented R3, (Residual Risk Reduction), process across the business fostering employee driven, hazard recognition and abatement corrective action plans.
Rebuilt the confidence and credibility of the facility safety committees.
Worked closely with Corporate & Business Team Engineering on Phase 1 & Phase 2 Capital improvement projects, (Greenfield & Brownfield).
Achieved permanent culture change within EWP, culminating in the Golden, BC facilitys 1 MILLION Safe Man Hours milestone of 2006. The only facility within LP to reach this milestone.

Louisiana Pacific Corporation, Nashville, Tennessee 2003-2005
OSB Safety Manager Texas Region

Awarded LPs Excellence in Safety twice after achieving 250,000 Safe Man Hours in 2003-2004 and again in 2004-2005.
Successfully achieved OSHA VPP Star Status for the Jasper Oriented Strand Board facility.
OSB member of the LP Corporate Behavior Based Safety Launch Team.
Developed & implemented Leading Indicator trend analysis metric for employee on employee Behavior Observation Program.
Member of the OSB Re-Tooling Team for the Safety Management System, (SMS)
Awarded APA Top Ten Safety Recognition, Jasper facility 2004. Division II Lowest TIR, 0.55.
Worked closely with LP Corporate Real Estate Department in the management of divested/closed facilities.

Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Atlanta, Georgia 2002-2003
Southern Region Plywood Division
Complex Safety Manager

Develop, maintain and audit safety processes & programs for 500+ employee plywood manufacturing facility.
Transition Team liaison for newly acquired plywood mills.
Successful completion of G-P IH technician training

Louisiana Pacific Corporation, Portland, Oregon 2000-2002
Cleveland Complex
Area Safety Manager Plywood Texas Region

Championed the efforts resulting in total Business Group TIR improvement by 40%, awarded LPs Presidential Award, ( Most Improved TIR )
Manage 3 direct reporting functions with a total of 1500 employees
Held all site level responsibilities for LPs largest manufacturing facility.
Most recent Safety Assessment produced highest ranking in LP, including 7 Best Management Practices Awards.
Integrated member of the Plywood Business Team.

Texas Pup, Incorporated, The Woodlands, Texas 1993-1999
Drill Stem Manufacturer
Safety Manager

Successfully reduced Workers Comp rates by 20%
Developed comprehensive Training Calendar & tracking matrix.
Developed & implemented entire Safe Practices Procedure Manual from the ground up.
Championed Site Safety Committee with an emphasis on trend analysis and corrective action plans.
Worked closely with QA Dept. in the development of Q1 and ISO 9001 systems, implementing all required Safety Management System Standard Operating Procedures.

Education, Certifications & Associations

Lamar University Business Management 1980-1983

Authorized OSHA 501 Outreach Trainer 2005-2009
American Society of Safety Engineers
National Safety Council Member(LP)
DuPont Safety Management Training
Behavioral Science Technologies Behavioral Modification Management
Leadership Training
Negotiations Training
400+ hours of OSHA Safety & Health Training Courses for General Industry & Construction
200+ hours of Leadership Development, Risk Management Strategies and Strategic Planning Training

References and Letters of Recommendation available upon request.

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