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Name : Ben Calder
Industry Type : EH & S Training Manager
City & State : Mayaguez, PR
Job Title PR
Relocation Preferences : Related Professions
Objective : To be discuss at interview
Resume :  

I am a seasoned Environmental, Health & Safety Professional with more than 20 years of experience. I began as a Site Health and Safety Officer on large construction projects, moved into the industrial sector as EH&S Manager for several companies, then returned to the construction field as a EH&S Director for Mar-Land Industrial Contractors, a mechanical, civil and electrical contractor with eight (8) projects running at the same time and over 1,600 employees.

I am experienced trainer in numerous OSHA and EHS topics and had received the OSHA 500 and 501 trainings making me an Authorized Outreach Trainer for the 10 and 30-hour courses in Construction and General Industry Safety and Health.

My areas of expertise range from developing and implementing corporate and site-specific Environmental, Health and Safety Programs, managing teams of Safety Professionals, Site Security, Hazardous Waste handling training and Corporate Safety Process Management. The time spent in the Industrial / Manufacturing sector has been beneficial in Construction and General Industry, as it has given me unique perspective when balancing production and quality with 100% Safety, Health and Environmental Compliance.


Catholic University of P.R. BBA
Business Administration / Management
Georgia Tech University
OSHA 500 Certified Trainer for the Construction Industry
UMET University of Puerto Rico
OSHA 501 Certified Trainer for the General Industry


URS Washington Division Jan. 2007 to February 2009
EHS Training Manager One Billion Dollars Project

As an ES&H Training Manager I am supervising a staff of occupational and environmental Instructors to assure that all those employed at the Holcim Ste.Genevieve project in Bloomsdale Missouri have received the required and mandatory training. The MSHA 4 hour Site Specific Safety Orientation along with the 10 and 30 hour Construction Industry courses to comply with MSHA and OSHA. We offer Additional advanced classes as well to meet our clients needs and expectations. More than 6,000 people of all occupations have passed through our Training Center in order to work on this project. We have worked more than 3,000,000 man hours without a lost time accident.

Washington Group InternationalJan. 2004 to Dec. 2006
EHS ManagerProjects for more than $300,000,000

WGI is a world wide known construction company that plays different rolls as Construction Management, Design, Engineering and Validation Services. I was hired to manage the HSE program for Puerto Rico. My responsibilities and my duties are:

To establish and develop the Corporate HSE program on all Construction Projects within Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
Hire and supervise all HSE personnel that work on the projects to make sure that they are keeping adherence to not only to OSHA and our Corporate Safety Program but also comply with all Clients HSE policies, rules and regulations.
Prepare presentations for the clients.
Train and certify all staff members with the OSHA 10 and 30 hrs. for the construction industry.
Train and certify all competent persons needed on all projects to comply with all OSHA standards and regulations.
Supervise all Sub. Contractors Safety personnel to make sure that we all together as a team comply with the HSE Program established.
Assist to all kick off meeting and all bids negotiations with the clients.
Interact with all HSE clients managers to make sure that the Company HSE Program is being followed as per their conformance.
Keep all metrics related to near misses, incidents, first aids, recordable cases and lost time accidents (if any) of all projects to study the concurrences and reoccurrences to minimize and/or eliminate possible safety hazards that cause these consequences. EMR 0.5

Jacobs Engineering GroupMay. 2001 to Dec. 2004
HSE ManagerProjects for more than $ 250,000,000

Jacobs is an international company that performs different rolls as Construction Management, Design, Engineering and Validation services also. I was hired to manage the HSE Program for Puerto Rico Projects and any other projects that the company may be contracted for, at Central America and South America. Some of my responsibilities are to give Safety, Health & Environmental Training at all levels to make sure that we comply not only with OSHA regulations but also comply with all our clients HSE guidelines. Audit all projects to assure that all the EHS Supervisors under my supervision follow our EHS Program guidelines such a way that all our employees comply with the HASAP program. Prepare presentations for the clients. Implement the HASAP on the Kick off meetings. 250,000 safe worked hrs. without any accidents. Keep up dated all metrics related to all projects including near misses, recordable cases, and lost time accidents if any. EMR 0.6

Mar-land Industrial Contractors, Inc Peuelas, P.R.Jan. 1998 to April 2001
Corporate Safety Director Projects for more than $ 100,000,000

Mar-Land is a large mechanical, civil and electrical contractor that specializes in vertical construction, facility expansions and facility renovations, mostly within the pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries. They employ nearly 600 people and utilize multiple subcontractors on their numerous projects across Puerto Rico. As Mar-Lands Corporate Safety Director, I have had accomplishments and responsibilities include the following:

Developed Mar-lands Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety Manual and managed overall program for the company.
Prepare Site Specific Health and Safety Plans to meet client and property owner safety specifications.
Established Mar-lands policy of having a dedicated Site Health and Safety Officer on every project.
Manage team of SHSOs and ensure Site HASAPs are being properly implemented by periodically and systematically visiting each project, auditing the site and addressing challenges as they arose.
Attend safety meetings and regularly interact with clients and property owners to ensure everyones satisfaction with safety performance.
Maintain knowledge of MSHA regulations.
Continuously evaluate and update Mar-lands overall safety effort and identify ways to improve its effectiveness.
In a joint venture with Torcon, Inc. got the VPP OSHA AWARD for the 1rst. Construction Project in Puerto Rico.
Examples of clients worked with include Wyeth, Schering Plough, Pfizer, Sun Oil, Shell Chemical, Chevron / Phillips, Puerto Rican Cement, Abbott, Pharmacia, Torcon, Inc., Eli Lilly and AMGEN. EMR 0.6


VPP OSHA Awarded
Fully bilingual (Spanish/English)
STS Certified
ISO 9001 Certified Auditor
ISO 14001 Knowledge
Safety Professional Development course
OSHA Steel Erection Safety Seminar
Fire Extinguisher Safety and Hands-on Training
Lock out / Tag out Training
Blood Borne Pathogens Training
EH&S Managers Training
OSHA 300 Record Keeping
Ergonomic Safety Training
Power Industrial Trucks Certified Trainer
OSHA 500 & 501 Trainer
Hazwoper Trainer
Hazcom Trainer
Scaffolds Trainer
Cascade System and Fire Prevention Trainer
Industrial Hygiene Trainer
Excavations Trainer
Job Hazard Analysis Trainer
Loss Control Trainer
Confined Space Entry Trainer
CPR and First Aid Certified
Caustic Soda Handling and General Awareness Training
ADA Safety Trained
Basic Occupational Health and Safety Management Course
Ammonia and Chlorine Handling Trained
Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers
Member of the Puerto Rico Society of Safety Engineers
Member of the National Fire Protection Association
PC Literate
Construction Management Team Player for Clients Bids Presentation
CCHEST STS Certified
Project Review Board Auditor


1. Mike NicholsonURS Washington Group Tel. (216)533-7393

2. Luis VizcarrondoTorcon, Inc. Tel. (787) 567-0142

3. Felix GonzalezEHS InstituteTel. (787) 674-1562

4. Angel GonzalezP.R. Crane, Inc.Tel. (787) 615-4823

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